Just like a car needing routine oil changes, new tires and engine overhauls, the value of your home can be maximized by keeping up with upgrades. As premier home builders in the Nashville area for nearly 90 years, The Jones Company knows how to keep your home value up and your budget down.
From installing new energy-efficient appliances to giving the exterior of your home a facelift with paint and landscaping, maintaining your home doesn’t have to break the bank. Whether you’ve been thinking of putting your home on the market or just want to keep it up to date with all the latest amenities and features, we’re sharing some helpful hints for increasing the value of your home.
Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Your lawn, siding and front porch are the initial areas visitors and prospective homebuyers see, so it’s important to put your best foot forward.
Keep your lawn looking great with three simple tasks:
- Mow the grass
- Trim any overgrown bushes
- Add fresh mulch to your flowerbed
If you are eager to explore larger landscaping projects, try:
- Hiring a landscaper to completely redesign the green spaces
- Adding a water feature, such as a fish pond
- Installing a porch swing for enjoying those warm summer nights
Landscaping projects don’t have to be expensive, adding a few simple touches can be as affordable at $150 dollars. Larger landscaping goals such as revamping your entire yard, can get a little pricy, around $7,500.
Liven Up the Entire Home
Enhancing the overall look and feel of your interior living spaces can take on many forms. Our favorite ways to make changes throughout the home are:
- Replace old carpets
- Lay new hardwood floors or tile
- Add a coat of fresh paint (this is the easiest way to transform the look of any room)
- Replace old windows
When making small upgrades, like adding a fresh coat of paint to your walls – you can cut costs by doing it yourself for around $60-$100. When hiring a professional, expect to pay around $200-$400 for one room. Higher priced upgrades like installing new flooring can also become more budget friendly if you’re willing to put in the work. The most expensive upgrade is having new windows put in, however, with this investment you’ll be saving money on your energy bills in the long run.
Improve Your Kitchen’s Aesthetics
Kitchen upgrades can be tricky. While most experts agree over-the-top-appliances and deluxe countertops are a big no-no, there are other great ways to make your kitchen more marketable.
Stick to the basics:
- Replace the drawer pulls and knobs
- Paint your cabinets
- Install a new faucet
A total kitchen remodel can be expensive, but keeping your upgrades easy means that your space will maintain a fresh look while your wallet stays happy. Expect these surface kitchen upgrades to run around $300-$500.
De-clutter Your Living Spaces
When it comes to arranging the furniture and knick-knacks in each of your rooms, no one likes to see clutter. If you’re putting your house on the market, you’re going to want to take the time to organize, and yes, even pitch, some of your belongings. Not only is clutter unsightly, but it is also breeding ground for dust, grime, and unwanted odor. Plus with all of your stuff in the picture, potential homebuyers will have a hard time seeing themselves in your space. The good news is that you can do it yourself, and it won’t cost you a penny.
So whether you’re prepping your home to sell or just need to make a few small tweaks, The Jones Company is here to help. Visit our website to see all the great communities we build in, and be sure to check out the photo galleries and video tours to get an inside peek at our model homes. While you’re here, we invite you to sign up to become a VIP and check out our current offers if you’re ready to start new home construction around the Nashville area.