Here are a few cost-saving home improvements you can make when you move into a new home!
1. Check Your Energy Efficiency
Low energy costs are a selling feature, but they also save you homeowner costs. Many local utility companies may offer free energy efficiency inspections of your home and/or energy saving workshops.
2. Put Your Money where it Counts
Realtors will tell you that while a kitchen or bathroom remodel is nice, putting time and money into a new roof, repairing your home’s exterior, or upgrading plumbing can be a wiser investment. It will pay off in energy efficiency and safety, avoiding costly future repairs.
3. Look at Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations
While structural improvements are a safe and wise investment, adding features like granite counter tops, upgrading appliances, or renovating dated bathrooms can help make your house more appealing for future buyers.
4. Consider Curb Appeal
Make your house inviting by adding flower beds, tending lawns and making your entrance way attractive. Check out the curb appeal of homes you admire and study landscaping magazines and gardening columns for ideas.
5. Attend to Home Maintenance
If you’re spending thousands on home renovations but your improvements aren’t well maintained, then it could become money wasted. Make sure the structure—foundation, roof, electrical, plumbing—are in good order.
6. Think About Adding On
Enlarging a room or adding an additional room could increase your home’s resale value. Try adding a sunroom, family room, or an extra bedroom!