If you’re looking to find ways to increase your home value, you’re already on your way to saving money. With the right planning, you can transform the feel of your Charleston house from top to bottom. In the first part of this article, we found ways you can increase value for the kitchen, bathroom, and living room. Check out part 2 of helpful tips to more value and money when upgrading your home.
Bedroom Upgrades for Charleston Homes
If your bedroom floors are covered in carpet, it’s a good idea to install hardwood flooring or refinish the old floor underneath. You can fill holes from carpet tacks with Color Putty. Change out your old light fixture with a small chandelier to give it a cozy, romantic feel. Paint the walls with light, neutral colors. Consider adding new windows that fit the size of the room.
Additional Interior Upgrades for Charleston Homes
Additions to the house should be done to make it look less obvious. You should push to make them an open transition to the rest of the house. Adding a family room helps make use of available space that is almost never used. You can add a sun-room if you live in an upscale neighborhood. However, it will only count in the total square footage if there’s heat and air circulating inside it year-round.
A bonus room can be converted to fit different markets. Make it into a home office for single business-minded people and empty-nesters. Or convert it into a playroom for families with small children. For some people, converting this space into a studio with a mini-kitchen works for them. However, make sure you check the local zoning laws before converting these spaces.
Exterior Upgrades for Charleston Homes
Start improving the look outside your home with a fresh coat of paint. However, test for lead first if your home was built before 1978. You can also have upscale siding installed to save the time it takes painting. Remove old awnings from windows and doors to freshen up the look. Consider replacing the windows with low-e glass to reflect the heat from Charleston’s sun.
Adding a pressure-treated wood deck can definitely increase the value of your home. Make sure that your stairs are safe and attractive. Plus, you can swap out iron railings with real wood supports to make the home more inviting. Change the appearance of boring porches by adding a pergola and columns. Hide an unattractive air-condition unit with a wooden trellis.
It’s important your landscaping is up to par to give your home good curb appeal. Spread grass seeds in the spring and fall to cover bare spots in the lawn. You can also just install sod. Use plants throughout the yard to give it more color. Trim down overgrown shrubbery and overhanging tree limbs for an inviting look. Consider adding a fountain or a walkway (if you don’t have one already).
Contact Us When You’re Ready to Sell Your Charleston House
Finding ways to improve your home starts with upgrading it to get top resale value. However, you’ll still need a professional to help sell it. At Charleston Home Team Real Estate, we strive to make sure you sell your home quickly and for top dollar. We work hard locating the right Charleston house for your family. Contact us today at (843) 628-3960 to begin your search for the right Charleston real estate agent today!