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Tips to Increase the Value of Your Home

Is your house among the ones falling apart in the neighborhood? Did you ever think about improving it? Doing so will increase the value of your home. A survey claims that most people avoid improving their homes simply because they think it is too expensive. The truth is that it does not always have to be this way. You can update your home without spending six figures. Try addressing the small flaws and the resulting look will be a great improvement.

We talked to some of the best home designers and they suggested a few upgrades, none of which costs more than $5,000.

Start with your closets

When was your home built? If this was before the 1970s, you are probably short of space. So much stuff; yet you do not want to throw any of it away, but where do you store it?  Just add some storage elements into your existing closets, like additional rods and shelves.

If you want, you can even use multipurpose furniture which is aimed at providing you with increased storage.  You can get beautiful baskets that will not only serve your storage purpose, but will also improve the look of your closet.

As for the price, you only have to spend a little but you may have to invest $500 if you want to take help from the pros like California Closets.

Turn to your kitchen

How often do you gather in your kitchen with your friends and family? If you’re like most people, you spend a lot of time there. Why not make it more spacious and better organized? Install some new countertops and get new appliances. If there is a wall between your dining area and kitchen, get it removed. This will not cost you more than $5,000 and also includes the cost of refinishing your floors and painting your walls.

Take time for the laundry

Where do you do your laundry? In most older homes it’s out in the garage which makes it very inconvenient.  If you want your laundry room closer to your bedrooms, you can always utilize a small bedroom or a portion of your bathroom for the laundry room. Cost factor is between $2,500 and $4,000.

Source: www.money.cnn.com

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