If you’re a homeowner and you’re thinking about selling your house, then you want to get the most out of your home, and the best way to do that is to improve the overall value. There are a number of things you can do to increase the value of your home. In some markets, your home’s value may go up just because time has passed and the market has shifted. In other markets, homeowners must set their homes apart in other ways. Keep reading for some ways to improve the value of your home.


If you ask a real estate broker, he or she will tell you that overgrown landscaping will bring down the value of your home regardless of the price point, so do your home’s curb appeal a favor, and clean up that front yard. Your landscaping needs may be as simple as pruning some overgrown trees and mowing the lawn or they may be as complex as implementing a brand new landscape design. The important thing to remember is that potential buyers want to see a neat, well-maintained yard. We recommend avoiding installing any features that will require a lot of maintenance. For example, putting in a pool may increase your home’s value, but you will also lose many potential buyers who don’t want that responsibility. Consider your choices wisely.

Install Automatic Sprinklers

woman-paintingIf your property does not have an automatic sprinkler system, consider installing one before putting your house on the market. Not only will this increase the value of your home, but it will also be a huge selling point for potential buyers. No one likes a dead lawn, so make it easy for the next residents of your home to maintain their grass with automatic sprinklers. Besides, not having a sprinkler system may even push potential buyers away. Why risk it?

New Paint

Nothing can transform the look of a home more drastically than a new paint job. If your home hasn’t seen any new exterior paint in some years, it may be advantageous to have it repainted. The interior, too, should get a fresh coat of neutral-colored paint. Of course, the ideal potential buyer will be able to look past the lime green accent wall in your office upstairs, but not every buyer has this skill. Your best option is to opt for neutral walls the buyers can transform themselves according to their personal styles.

Finish Your Basement

Before you put your home on the market, consider any space in the home that you aren’t currently using. Is your basement unfinished? You can maximize the square footage of your home by finishing an unfinished basement. Create another living space, more bedrooms and bathrooms, tons of storage, or a combination of all of these. Be sure to contact our painters when you reach the painting stage, and we’ll make sure your newly finished basement receives the paint it deserves.

Contact the professional painters at Streamline Painting & More for your exterior and interior painting needs.