10 Improvements That Can Add Serious Value To Your Home

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Whether you’re preparing to sell your home or just want to update your home for your own enjoyment, people always ask: “What improvements will actually add value to my home?”

So, here it is. We’ve made a top 10 list of improvements that will add serious value to your home, and we had to start with the kitchen. When buyers are looking at homes it is often the first room they run to. It is also the most scrutinized room in the house.


8344 E Solano Drive Scottsdale-large-001-1-Kitchen-1500x999-72dpiKitchen Countertops: With so many options out there it is easy to pick a surface that is budget friendly and sure to wow guests. Granite and Quartz are among the most popular as they are durable and have so many colors to choose from.

Backsplash: This is another area that has many options to choose from. Many people choose the same granite as their countertop, but you can also go with glass tiles to add some pop or go with white subway tiles to keep
your kitchen looking bright and timeless.

AF4416Kitchen Cabinets: Nothing can make a kitchen look outdated more than kitchen cabinets. If it isn’t in the budget to install new ones, resurfacing them and adding new hardware can do the trick.

Appliances: Don’t over look the appliances. They are something we use everyday and buyers love them. While stainless often ranks as the most popular, white is also a good option.

110 E Pierce Street Kitchen 4Flooring: Wood flooring ranks as the most popular for many buyers, but it can be expensive. There are many new options out there that work just as well. Try a quality laminate or a new vinyl flooring that looks like wood. These are great because they are cost effective and can be more durable than hardwood.

Phoenix & Scottsdale Real Estate PhotographerBathroom Vanities: Bathrooms are often the second most scrutinized room in the house. They can make or break a potential sale, so don’t over look updating the vanity.

Phoenix & Scottsdale Real Estate PhotographerBathroom Fixtures: The same is true with bathroom fixtures. Old fixtures can make a bathroom look tired. There are many budget friendly options available and they are relatively easy to install, so don’t over look adding new bathroom fixtures.

Windows: Heating and cooling costs can add up if you have old windows that are drafty. Installing new dual pane windows are a great investment since they add value and can help lower your energy bill.

Paint: A fresh coat of paint can make any room look bright and clean, which is appealing to buyers.

Curb Appeal: Curb appeal is important. It can make a potential buyer keep driving past your home or make them want to stop and see more. So don’t under estimate sprucing up the front yard and adding a fresh coat of paint to the front door.


While many of these improvements can be a fun DIY weekend project, others will require the help of an expert. So while you’re contemplating which improvements are best for your home and budget, also consider which ones you may need a handyman or licensed contractor for. Whichever of these improvements you decide on, they are sure to add serious value to your home!

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Angela Turner

Seller Representative Specialist | Designated Broker/Owner of Turner International Real Estate

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