How to Preserve and Enhance The Value & Safety of Your Home

Do you look at some homes and wonder how it is possible that those houses, though older than yours, look better and are more valuable than yours? Perhaps you haven’t been too nice to your home. This is because the secret to highly valuable and safe homes lie in what you do to keep the house in mint condition; according to experts and homeowners Chef Kanida Chey, the small and the little things count.

Here is how you can preserve the value of your home:

  1. Clean and maintain appliances

For the optimum performance of your appliances, you have to clean and maintain them once in every two months.  Maintenance means cleaning up the refrigerator coils or changing the vent filters.

You need to keep the drains free of buildup. The simplest way to do this is to mix baking soda, vinegar, and hot water and pour this mixture down the drains. Note that the best, and the biggest cleaning solution that should be in your home all the time is vinegar. If pressed for time, you should consider getting deep cleaning services.

  1. Apply a fresh coat on the exterior

With time, your home’s exterior will deteriorate because of the direct exposure to the elements. For the protection of the exterior walls and curb appeal, you should apply a fresh coat of paint frequently. Don’t let the exteriors get dull and old when all you need is a fresh coat of paint!

Whether you plan to sell your home or it is just getting old, a fresh coat of paint will go a long way in preserving it. Note that fresh paint prevents the walls from retaining water.

  1. How about the small home upgrades?

Most homeowners only consider home improvements when they are planning to sell their homes, and this shouldn’t always be the case. Home improvements and simple upgrades are essential if you need to preserve your home.

An upgrade is as simple as replacing the old faucets, getting new doors, reupholstering furniture is the structure is intact, getting new artwork, replacing the old window treatments, or changing the lights. You can change the electric plugs too.

  1. Enhance the safety of your home

The best way of doing this involves checking the carbon monoxide and the smoke detectors regularly. Have certified electricians inspect and service the detectors. Have the inspection done when you are changing the clock back and forth.

You should also have professionals check and clean the fire chimney, air, and kitchen vents.

  1. Protect your home’s foundation

You know that planting anything within 8 inches of your home is the perfect recipe for rots, right? Since soil and plants perpetuate moisture, they increase the chances and the speed of rotting.

Rotting foundations are terrible as they diminish the value of your home and it wreaks havoc on your home. Moisture leads to leaking and cracking, it affects the drywall, and cracks bring in the cold air leaving you with high water bills. Therefore, you should prune the bushes around your home and also don’t let the soil around your home dry out completely as soil shrinks.

  1. Revamp the bathroom

The bathroom holds a big chunk of the house’s value. Ensure that everything is working perfectly. For longevity, always use high-quality fixtures and fittings, and keep them clean. You should also replace the lights and reglaze the bathtub.


These remedies will keep your home in pristine condition. If you organize yourself well, you will realize that the upgrades and maintenance projects are affordable.

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