Sometimes, it’s the small things that matter most. If you’re looking for a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to increase the value of your home, we’ve got you covered. Below, we’ve shared a list of home improvements under $1,000 to boost the value of your home, courtesy of Trulia. The article originally appeared in Forbes Magazine. Good luck!
Add a water filtration system
Trulia says that installing a whole-house water filtration system is a “game changer.” Not only will the filtration system remove harmful pollutants and chemicals from your water, but it will also increase your home’s value and impress buyers.
Install a programmable thermostat
Heating your home accounts for 40% of its total energy usage. To save money, Trulia recommends installing a programmable thermostat which allows you to “customize a temperature profile throughout the day.” Trulia says that buyers will “appreciate your forward thinking in assisting them with long-term savings.” Want to impress them even more? Install a Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat that can be controlled by a smartphone or computer.
Add more grounded outlets, or upgrade the outlets you have
Trulia says that adding more three-prong outlets in your home is a small project that greatly improves its functionality. Trulia says it is possible to retrofit a new three-prong or GFCI receptacle into the two-prong outlet box without rewiring so long as the box itself is grounded. Other upgrades include swapping out old tan switches and plates with new white ones or adding outlets with USB ports or timers.
Update your fixtures
Trulia says “updating tired, worn fixtures will breathe new life into any space.” Consider replacing old handles and knobs in the kitchen and bathroom with new hardware and adding a sleek new faucet with a sprayer, which “combines practicality with design and will be appreciated by buyers.”
For more tips on increasing the value of your home without breaking the bank, click here to read the article from Trulia in its entirety.