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How to Increase Your New Home’s Value in San Diego

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Once you move into your new home and get settled, you’ll most likely want to pull up your sleeves and see how you can fix up your home.  Many projects will add value to your home and will improve the quality of life for your family. The next question you may be asking yourself is “which home improvement projects are worth investing in?” Here are some home improvement projects that are worth your time and will increase the value of your new home:

Finish the Basement

If your basement is not finished in your new home, you may want to consider investing in it. As one of the smartest redo’s you can make, a finished basement not only adds extra square footage to your home, it boosts the home’s resale value. We suggest budgeting within 5-10% of your home’s value in order to recoup some of your costs. If budget constraints and payback are not a concern, then the sky is the limit! Think of the possibilities: a casual lounge room, a home office, an extra bedroom, and a full bathroom.

If you notice any signs of moisture in your basement, you may want to have a professional take a look at the situation. Professional weatherproofing companies will assess your unique situation and make recommendations before the basement remodel takes place.


Install Gutter Guards

Having a professionally installed gutter protection, like Leaf Filter, installed on your new home can provide added value, not only for you, but for future buyers as well. Keeping gutters clog-free, and diverting water properly away from your home, will prevent serious and costly damages such as foundation and structural issues. You may not realize it, but the moisture in your basement is often caused by water not properly diverting away from your home.

These types of issues stem from clogged and overflowing gutters, so prevention is key. Additionally, future home buyers will be happy that they never have to clean their gutters again.


Add Energy-Efficient Windows

These days, buyers shop for homes with energy efficiency in mind. Installing new, energy-efficient windows will not only help to keep your costs down, but will make your home more appealing than keeping old, drafty single-pane windows in your home.

According to HGTV, when you invest in energy-efficient windows, you can expect to recoup 60%-90% of your costs. Additionally, homeowners can receive a green energy tax credit of 10% off for this upgrade. 


Fresh Paint

One of the most cost-efficient renovations that you can do is to paint! Luckily, you don’t have to be a pro to apply a fresh coat of paint to your home. Freshly painted rooms leave an instantly updated, clean and fresh look. An average gallon of paint is $25, so all you really need is some time. This cost-efficient investment is sure to make a huge difference in your home.



Adding new lighting fixtures to your home can make a huge difference. Adequate lighting in a home is super important. A well-lit room can make or break the feeling of your home. A bright room makes a space feel larger and cleaner, versus a poorly lit, dark space.

Hiring an electrician is your best-bet because you’ll want to leave this project to the pros. Adding recessed lights to a dim kitchen or family room will make a huge difference. Update outdated and clunky fixtures for modern, sleek sconces. You’ll be surprised at how much of a difference lighting can make in your home!

If you are looking to move soon, contact Sullivan Moving & Storage. Since 1912, Sullivan United has been moving San Diego residents and businesses. Let Sullivan Moving & Storage make your next move hassle and stress free.

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