Selling a home can be a stressful process, but there are a few simple things you can do before placing your home on the market to ensure your home is appealing to potential buyers. Whether it is brightening up a space with recessed lighting in the bathroom or installing ceiling fans in prime locations, here are five things you can do to increase your home’s value.

Install Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are a quick and easy way to add value to your home. Many home buyers will expect ceiling fans in multiple rooms in the home and not having a ceiling fan may not be acceptable to many potential buyers. Fortunately, ceiling fans are inexpensive and can add a unique touch to each room. Your local electrician can have your ceiling fans up and running in no time.

Brighten Up Space With More Lighting

Buyers will quickly be turned off from a space if there isn’t enough lighting. DIY Network notes that adding some basic recessed lighting to the kitchen and bathroom can do wonders.

“No one likes a dank, dark living space. Well, some people may like that sort of thing, but not anyone that likes keeping up their home’s value. Throw in some can/recessed lighting in the kitchen and bathrooms to brighten the place up. “

In main areas where more lighting may be warranted for various times of the day, consider installing lighting with a dimmer switch.

Add GFCI Outlets

All new homes are required to have Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and buyers are expecting that most old homes have been fitted with the safer electrical outlets. If your home does not use GFCI outlets, consider making the switch not only for resale value, but also safety. GFCI outlets are preferred for all families and especially those with children, so take the step to ensure this important safety measure has been taken in your home.

Bates Electric is currently running a $50 service call special for anyone that purchases 3 GFCI outlets.  

Add A Garbage Disposal

Modern amenities are a must when it comes to home resale value. Adding a garbage disposal to a home that currently lacks this modern touch can add increased value to your home. What you may not realize is that your local electrician can easily and efficiently install your garbage disposal for you, ensuring all electrical wiring is correct.

Upgrade To Energy-Efficient Appliances

Whether it is a new washer and dryer for the laundry room or kitchen appliances, stainless steal and upgraded appliances can give your home a refreshed feel for potential buyers while also providing the cost-savings benefits of low energy consumption. These Energy Star rated appliances can be installed by your electrician and you may even want to dedicate a separate circuit system to it. Modern appliances will have a dramatic affect on the overall value of your home as they represent a new and unique addition that can add a future of savings to everyone’s budget.