With the constantly changing market, homeowners are doing everything upgrading their water heater to installing new energy efficient blinds to see an increase in their home value.
Take a look at the top ways homeowners have stepped up, and actively made a change to their homes in order to increase potential buyer value, reduced their carbon footprint, and upped the way of living in their day-to-day lives.
Ways Homeowners Increase Their Home’s Value
Install Energy Efficient Blinds & Shades
Is the hot Texas sun warming up your house? It may be time to upgrade to some energy efficient/insulated blinds or shades. As Mary of Window Fashions of Texas explains:
“Energy efficient and insulated blinds not only keep your house warmer in the winter, but cooler in the summer. By not installing energy efficient window treatments, you could be losing up to 50% of your home’s cooling and heating energy…directly through your windows.”
While we’re on the subject, you could use other methods of energy efficient techniques in your home, directly through your new window blinds and shades, such as insulation, solar heat control, and daylighting.
Upgrade Your Water Heater
Did you know that by installing a tankless water heater you can not only reduce your carbon footprint, but you can increase your home’s value?
It’s true. However, if you prefer a tank with your water heater for storage, there are plenty of green water heater options that are both good for your monthly energy bill, as well as resale value if you decide to put your home up for sale in the future.
Use Neutral Paint Colors
If you’re looking to do a little updating makeover to your home, what better way than to paint your home. However, you’d be wise to stick with more neutral colors. They not only show better to potential buyers, but they offer the potential so that the home is essentially move-in ready, not needing a paint job, and is widely acceptable in today’s market.
Install a Water Softener
It’s no secret that hard water is not attractive, especially in a new home. Homeowners who have installed a water softener, both new and old, have expressed the satisfaction on numerous occasion from their systems.
By installing a water softener, you not only cut your home operating costs, you put up a great defense against hard water attacks on your dishwasher, washer, clothes, tub, shower, sinks, toilets, pipes, and water heater…amongst other appliances and everyday household items that come in contact with water.
As a homeowner, what have you done to increase your home value?