Interior Designer Tips for Increasing Your Homes Value



Date Posted: 12/27/2022

Many homeowners are concerned with their resale value when they start to consider big or small renovations. A home is often a person’s largest asset and investment, so design upgrades are not only an aesthetic decision but a financial one, as well. Luckily, there are several ways to spruce up your space AND add value to your home when you decide it's time to sell. Keep reading for tips from professional interior designers on how to increase your home's resale value.

Kitchen Is King

If you’re going to spend money on your home, you’ll get no better bang for your buck than in the kitchen. Whether you’re an avid cook or more likely to order takeout on your way back from work, you use the kitchen for eating, drinking and storage. Consider replacing countertops with granite, marble or quartz. Add new cabinets rather than trying to hide damage and wear and tear with a thin layer of paint. Even minor upgrades, such as updating light fixtures and hardware, or adding a fun tile backsplash, will add value to your home.

Bathroom Updates Provide a Big Return

Bathroom upgrades are second only to kitchen updates in providing a great return on investment. Since bathrooms are usually the smallest spaces in the home, a little bit can go a long way. Consider replacing outdated vanities with high quality stone vanities & countertops, changing light fixtures and updating hardware.

Add New Energy-Efficient Fixtures

A functional, decorative ceiling fan is a beautiful thing. It provides necessary light and, in hotter months, creates a soft breeze reducing the need for expensive air conditioning. But, an outdated, wobbly, loud or broken ceiling fan is a useless eyesore. Replace old fixtures with new ones to make your home more enjoyable for you now and to increase the bottom line should you decide to sell.

Visually Increase Your Home's Square Footage

The size of your home dramatically affects the value, but square footage isn't the only space that counts. Visual space or how large a home feels also counts. The key is to make each room in your house feel larger. Replace heavy closed curtains with vertical blinds or shutters to let light in because a sunny room feels larger and more open. Also, try adding a single large mirror to a room to visually double the space. Replacing old, dark flooring or carpet with long, light colored wood or LVP flooring can make any room feel larger. Lastly, get rid of clutter. The more clutter, furniture and just stuff you have in a room, the more cramped it will feel.


One of the simplest, most cost-effective improvements of all is paint! Freshly painted rooms look clean and updated, and that spells value. When selecting paint colors, keep in mind that neutrals appeal to the greatest number of people, therefore making your home more desirable. 

Replace Old Carpets

Take a look at your home's soft flooring. Are your carpets and area rugs stained or worn? One of the biggest areas potential buyers look at is flooring that they will immediately need to replace. Ideally, you may want to replace all carpeted rooms with different flooring, but if you are working with a limited budget, start by replacing the carpet in the room that shows the most wear and tear and replace the others as your finances allow.

Keep Up With Regular Maintenance and Repairs

Walk around your home and make a list of all the little things that are broken or in need of repair. Individually, small repairs might not seem important, but if every room has something wrong, those small things will add up to create the impression that your home has been neglected. Staying on top of maintenance eliminates problems down the road should you decide to sell.

Find Inspiration

Spending an hour or so with a professional interior designer can give you lots of ideas for needed improvements. Even small suggested improvements, such as paint colors or furniture placement, can go a long way toward improving the look and feel of your home.

You can also search for remodeling and decorating inspiration in design-oriented magazines, books, TV shows and websites. Simply tear out or print off the ideas you want to try and start your to-do list. This can give you and the interior designer you work with an inspiration board to get started.

Are you looking for an interior design company near you? Contact our interior designers at Surfaces PCB! We can help you update and improve your home and increase its value with backsplashes, tile & stone, wood flooring, accent colors and more to get the design of your dreams for your living room, kitchen, bathroom, or any area of your home. You can also visit our 12,000 square foot showroom in Panama City Beach to shop our extensive products. Contact us today at 850-249-4557 to talk with our team! 

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