As a homeowner, you want to ensure that your home has the highest value possible. If you are willing to put some money into your home, what are the fixes to focus on? What upgrades are worth it and what ones are better to hold off on? If you don’t have money, what are some home improvements you can do that only cost sweat equity? Here are some ideas to help you when you are trying to increase the value of your home.

Create Space

When it comes to features of the home that people like space is one of the most common requests. Creating area can be as simple as moving the furniture around to make space appear more significant. The more open the room, the easier it is for a buyer to see themselves in the home. If you do have the money to do some upgrading a professional can help you knock down a wall that will increase the size of the room. Another thing you can do is finish a basement. A basement will add significantly to the usable square footage and give a buyer much more space to use with their family.


The colors of your home create the mood for the house. There is evidence that specific colors in individual rooms can increase the value of a home. Neutral browns and greys on the exterior of a home provide a boost to the value of a home.  Darker blues sell better in kitchens. Regardless of the colors you use, it is better to use a plain color instead of bright neon colors or customized colors or patterns. Colors that are too bright will turn off buyers.

Trendy Fixtures

Increasing the value of your home doesn’t need to a massive overhaul or a remodel of an entire room. Something as simple as modernizing some of your old fixtures, like faucets or door handles can make a house more appealing. By paying attention to the latest trends, you can find the accessories that will sell and bring all the buyers flocking to your home.

Curb Appeal

Another minor investment in your home is the front yard. Prune some hedges, mow the lawn and create a pathway that is appealing to buyers. Just by keeping your grass and plants updated you are increasing the curb appeal of your home.

Solar Panels

Solar panels are a growing trend, especially in Utah and other sunny locations. There are many advantages to getting solar panels, one of the most significant being that your home will increase in value. When a buyer sees the potential savings on their energy bill, they will find more value in your house.


The little things count in a home and buyers will see the detail and effort you put into a house. They will also notice maintenance you didn’t do, and that could cost you a buyer or additional money when a home isn’t well maintained. Always keep current with all your minor repairs to increase the value of your home.

When it comes to investments, your home is one of your biggest and best. By doing little things that don’t cost a lot of money, you can increase the value of your home.