Improving your home and property has several short-term and long-term advantages. It creates a comfortable space for you and your family to enjoy, but it also adds property value should you ever decide to sell.
Increasing the value of your California property is more important than ever. It remains a sought after state for new residents and property sales are competitive in this buyer’s market.
Few people enjoy home improvement projects, but keeping up with basic things doesn’t take a lot of time and can easily be scheduled out. It is these basic things, which are also inexpensive as well, that can add the most property value.
Below are five tactics you can use to increase your California property value.
Improve Your Curb Appeal
The front lawn is the first thing people see when they approach your home. That includes not only the grass, but flower beds, walkways, driveways, and fencing. Improving the landscaping, especially for the front yard, is vitally important.
Some ways you can add something extra to your landscaping include adding plants that have color year-round. That can include plants that bloom in different seasons as well as those with colorful foliage that turns in seasons.
Adding mulch to your flower beds or around landscaped tree areas will serve two purposes. First, it gives the area a groomed and finished look. Secondly, it helps with weed control. Lastly, installing artificial grass can help increase your curb appeal.
Keep Your Lawn Trimmed
A well-groomed lawn shows those passing by your home that you are committed to caring for it. Subconsciously, that relays confidence the rest of the property and home is also maintained which adds to your property value.
Grass can grow quickly during the spring and summer, so be sure to keep it mowed. Those who don’t like all the mowing, weeding and maintenance of a lawn – or simply don’t have time for it – should consider artificial grass. Today’s artificial grass is high quality and looks like real grass, but is low maintenance. It can save money over a decade too because you won’t need to budget for lawnmower maintenance, gas, lawn chemicals and water to keep it looking good.
Install Yard Lighting
There are several ways to do this that immediately change the look of your lawn. Lighting down the driveway and up sidewalks adds a sophisticated look while also improving safety. With those lights, people can see where they are walking and it also is a deterrent to criminals. This offers an indirect property value to your home.
Lighting can also be used to spotlight things like flags, trees or special landscape areas.
Repair Things Quickly
Any home will sustain wear and tear over time and that decreases property value. This is particularly true for homes that are 15 years old and older. Others notice the little things needing repair. It’s easier to repair these little things as they happen rather than wait until the tasks pile up.
Improve Property Value By Keeping Everything Tidy
One of the things people associate with responsible maintenance of a property is tidiness. A yard clutters with kids toys, odd lawn furniture, tools and other items leaves a bad impression and indirectly lowers property value. It is similar to a garage full of stuff you no longer use. Get rid of items you aren’t using and find a space to put other things away. Make sure the kids put their toys and bikes away daily to avoid a cluttered yard and driveway.
Implementing these suggestions will not only improve the value of your California home but will make it a more pleasant place for everyone to come home to every day.