Whether selling your home or just looking for a way to improve it, there are many routes you can take.
You don’t have to break the bank or undertake a huge renovation project to add value to your home. Even small upgrades will go a long way in adding additional value and beauty that will attract potential buyers.
Maintain Your Landscaping
When it comes to home value, nothing beats curb appeal. Maintaining your home’s landscaping will not only make it look instantly better, but will help boost the value of your home. Maintaining your landscape means trimming bushes, pruning trees, fixing sidewalks, mowing the lawn, and pulling weeds, among other chores.
Update Your Cabinets
We hate to say it, but those kitchen and bathroom cabinets that have been in your home since the 1980’s are out of style.
You don’t have to get whole new cabinetry to look good—you can refinish and repaint for a more modern look, as well as add new pull handles. This can be done as a quick weekend project. If you still like the way your cabinets look, you can always refinish and re-stain them for a fresh look. This will remove all those years of collected grime and dust, as well as remove imperfections such as that scratch from the time you dropped a pan.
Install New Fixtures
Simple updates such as installing new features in your home will go a long way in adding value and beauty to your home. Install:
- New face plates and wall switches
- New hardware such as door knobs and drawer pulls
- New lighting fixtures
You’ll be surprised at how much of a difference these little changes can make in your home!
Power Wash Your Home
Constantly exposed to the elements, the exterior of your home will experience dulling, dirt, and green moss or mold on the siding. This makes your home look neglected and dingy.
Rent a power washer from your local home store like Home Depot. Remember to test in a low, hard to see area first before continuing on to the rest of the home, working from the top down. Remember to never put a hand or other part into the stream of water or hold it too close to your home for too long. It will cause severe injury to you and damage to the home. Never point the power washers at windows and wear safety glasses!
Repair Any Damage
Damage to your home can lower its value so it is better to get damage—no matter how small—fixed before it becomes a bigger problem. A leaky faucet could mean that a seal has worn down and can lead to higher water bills. That flickering light could be poor wiring.
If you are selling your home repairing damage will go a long way in attracting buyers.