As you roll into the new year, you may be thinking about your house’s overall value. Is it sitting around what it was when you bought it? Has it depreciated for some reason? How can you increase its overall value?
Well, updating older parts of the house always helps. Sure, you’ll have to pour in some time and money to get these rooms or parts of your house updated, but it’ll sincerely help build your house’s value, meaning your assets just skyrocketed.
Look no further than these projects to get your house back on track and on the rise.
Replace your carpet with hardwood flooring.
This is admittedly a project that will take time and some money, but with the help of a few family members or friends you’ll be on your way to a beautiful new floor.
The thing is, carpet is just so out of date and “cheap” that you simply don’t see it anymore. Anywhere. Rugs over hardwood flooring look much nicer and are so much easier to clean and match to the room you want to put it in. And the thing is, nothing says class and style like beautiful hardwood floors. It may take you a week to do a bigger room or even a few weeks to do one entire level of your house, but it’s absolutely worth the time and money.
Paint over old, drab walls.
A paint job can completely flip the atmosphere of a room. First things first, you need to get rid of any and all wallpaper you may have in your house. Yes, that includes the 10- to 12-inch paper that may line the upper border of your walls that meet the ceiling, too. No matter if you choose a muted, earthy color or something a bit more bold, make certain to match the room to the walls with appropriate decor and furniture.
Build brick pillars around your porch supports.
I learned this from my dad and didn’t even know it was a possibility. A lot of houses with front overhanging porches are supported by 4x4s. While this does the job just fine in keeping the overhanging roof stable, the pillars are rather thin looking in comparison to the house. If you’re looking to give the front of your house a new and overhauled look, think about building thicker pillars made of brick around your existing pillars. I wouldn’t suggest going all the way up to your roof. Rather, layer the brick up the existing 4×4 about 4 feet from the ground. It’ll completely transform your house’s face.