7 Surprising Things That Boost Your Home Value

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There are many ways to increase your home’s value without taking on expensive remodeling projects.

In fact, many remodeling projects don’t even pay for themselves — meaning they effectively hurt your home value — as we detail in “5 Home Upgrades That Never Pay Off.”

So, instead of hiring a contractor, focus on the things you can do yourself — and appreciate the things that might boost your home’s value without you having to do anything at all.

What follows are several surprising things that can increase the value of your home.

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