Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Increasing Your Home’s Value On A Tight Budget.

1Increasing Your Home’s Value On a Tight Budget
By Mary Sauer

If you’re planning to sell your home in the near future, you may have already considered what you’ll need to do to increase the value of your home. At Home Improvement Leads, we know that investing a large amount of money in remodeling your home before it even goes on the market isn’t always the most realistic, so here are some budget-friendly ways to increase your home’s value before you sell.

Start Outside

When you are selling your home, curb appeal is a big deal. A beautifully kept home exterior will not only attract more potential buyers with a positive first impression, it has also been found to increase the selling prices of homes. Begin with your landscaping, keeping things within budget by focusing on a lush and healthy lawn, eliminating weeds, and trimming any overgrown trees of plants. If you have a little money to spend, small improvements like planter boxes, fresh mulch, or even a bright new coat of paint to your front door can make all the difference in the creating a warm welcoming.

Replace Fixtures, Cabinet Pulls and Doorknobs

Since popular metal choices change frequently, the appearance of the fixtures, cabinet pulls, and doorknobs in your home can easily date your kitchen and bathroom. The good news is that updating these home accessories is fairly simple and inexpensive. You can quickly swap outdated hardware over the weekend with a small monetary investment, making this a budget-friendly home improvement that will increase your home’s style in a small but eye-catching way.

Apply a Fresh Coat of Paint

Do you want to transform your home in a week’s time? Buy a few gallons of neutral colored paint and give every wall in your home a facelift for a fresh and clean coat that will also increase brightness. This quick and budget friendly home improvement can make a big impact on your home’s value. Most real estate and home staging experts recommend using a neutral shade, because even though paint is an easy fix for the person buying your home, it’s often difficult for them to look past a color they dislike—and the wrong color could turn potential buyers away completely.

Focus on the Bathroom and Kitchen

Upgrades to the kitchen are believed the have the biggest impact on a home’s value and bathroom upgrades are a close second, so if you have a flexible budget, this is where you should focus. A kitchen or bathroom remodel can be a bit expensive, so work with the budget you have to make changes that will have the biggest impact. This could include replacing dated flooring, repainting cabinets, or upgrading an appliance that is well past its prime.

After years of struggle in the home market, we are finally experiencing a healthy and competitive seller’s market. As a homeowner who is considering selling your home, this is good news for you. Because of the improvements in the real estate market, small changes can have a big impact on your home’s value and make it even easier to sell your home.

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