Whether you’re getting ready to sell your home or you’re interested in spiffing up your pad, there are many ways to create home appeal without emptying your wallet. If you’re looking for inexpensive additions to freshen up your space, take a look at these simple ways to increase the value of your home.
- Spruce up the kitchen.
In most cases, the kitchen is considered the heart of the home. Potential buyers will often beeline it to this area of the house when they first enter a viewing, so it’s important to keep it looking fresh. Make sure that all minor repairs are taken care of, including leaky faucets, burn marks and loose light fixtures, just to name a few. Once those jobs are taken care of, consider making gentle changes. For a few hundred dollars, you can paint the walls, update the cabinet hardware and add new curtains to freshen up the room.
- Add a fresh coat of paint.
Consider spending time on a good paint job for a few of the rooms in your house. The key here is to only focus on rooms that gain high traffic, such as the kitchen and bathrooms. Try sticking to neutral tones, especially if you’re looking to sell your home. Loud colors tend to be distracting from your home’s unique attributes, which may veer potential home-buyers away. Unless you’re looking to stay put in your home for a couple more years, play it safe with a neutral palette.
- Brighten the bathrooms.
As with the kitchen, bathrooms are another huge selling point in a home. Buyers want to see a well-maintained bathroom, so simple improvements such as caulking the tub or deep cleaning the tile will go a long way. Installing new fixtures will also add value and make the area look brighter. If your home has hard water, consider replacing handles that have taken a beating from metal corrosion. If you’re not looking to sell right away, there are simple DIY projects you can do to update the flooring or add a new countertop that won’t cost you a fortune.
- Enhance the outside of your home.
As the old saying goes, never judge a book by its cover. But in reality, this phrase is often overlooked, especially when it comes to buying a home. Make a positive first impression by enhancing the exterior of your home. Start off with basic maintenance: mowing the lawn, removing weeds and trimming shrubs. The front door is a huge selling point for potential home buyers, so if it’s within your budget, consider replacing your door with a sturdier, cleaner version.
It’s never a bad time to update your home, and there are simple and affordable ways to do it. Whether you’re looking to add a minor installation or create a complete home make-over, Progressive Builders can help you get started. Contact us today for a free consultation!