For most of us, our home is the biggest purchase we’ll ever make. As such, we also want to make sure we maximize that investment. While there are a variety of home upgrades and modifications, some yield a better profit than others when it’s time to sell.
Whether you’re sprucing up a condo in downtown Bellevue or an estate in Issaquah, these three upgrades will increase your home’s value without breaking the bank.
Outfit Your Home with a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat allows you to customize your home’s temperature. By reducing the temperature even slightly while you sleep, you can save a substantial amount on your monthly heating bill. Programmable thermostats are a particularly luxurious money saver when you put in a Wi-Fi enabled one. This allows you to control the temperature levels when you’re at the office, on vacation or sitting on the couch.
Update Your Fixtures
As with anything that gets used on a daily basis, it’s common for fixtures to show a little wear and tear. Luckily, fixtures tend to be an affordable update you can install yourself. By replacing items such as drawer pulls and faucets, you can breathe new life into a kitchen or bathroom. Light switches and outlet covers are additional items that can show their age with color changes and nicks. But they can quickly be unscrewed and replaced.
Replace the Blinds
Are your vintage blinds looking a bit too vintage? Replacing them can give your windows a new look. Plus, newer technology is more energy efficient and user-friendly. You might consider outfitting your windows with top-down, bottom-up blinds. This will allow you to let in natural daylight while still providing privacy.
In addition to these simple updates, are you also thinking about something a little more extensive? Talk to me today about financing a remodel.