Your home is an investment, and like most investments, its value is more likely to grow the more attention you give it. Over the past few years, we’ve written dozens of articles on how to boost the value of your home on a budget. Below, we shared a few more tips on how to maintain and increase its value for under $2K, courtesy of HowMuch.net. Good luck!
HowMuch.net says that a well-maintained lawn “plays a major role in your home’s curb appeal,” which has a major impact on your home’s value and resale. You can save money, they say, by doing much of the work yourself and by doing the job at the beginning of the season to “avoid paying peak prices.” The average cost of fertilizing a 6,000 sq. ft. lawn is about $180.
Install an Attic Fan
HowMuch.net says that adding an attic fan can protect your roof, lower your energy bills, and improve your home’s value. To save money, look into a solar-powered fan, “which not only runs when you need it, but will also lower your monthly energy costs to run it,” according to the article. The average cost to install a gable mount attic fan is $275 for spaces up to 2,500 sq. ft.
Paint a Room in Your Home
HowMuch.net says that a dingy, dirty, or dated paint can drag down the value of your home, so apply a fresh coat to prevent that from happening. A neutral paint in light colors is a good choice, especially if the room is mall or dark. To save money, do this job yourself and choose a color that is close to the one you already have on the walls so you only have to apply one coat. The average cost to paint a 200 sq. ft. room is about $378, less if you do it yourself.
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