If you’ve decided to put your house on the market for rent or sale, boosting your home’s value is a great idea and a huge undertaking. We always strive for affordable and quality improvements that will really catch the eye of a potential buyer. Luckily, you won’t have to spend a fortune on your home updates. With a few easy and cheap improvements, your home will look brand-new.
Remove the clutter
Getting rid of all the unnecessary items will not only give buyers a better look on your home, but they’ll also have a better chance of picturing themselves inside the home. Furthermore, the less clutter you have the easier it’ll be for buyers to see what they’ll possibly buy, and you’ll create the illusion of additional space as well. Don’t let buyers get distracted by the clutter, but take a weekend to go through all of your belongings, and see what you actually want in your home and what you can put in storage. Dust the bookshelves, put the books in place nicely, organize desks, clear off counters and make your home more appealing and more polished to potential buyers.
Fix the kitchen
A little bit of kitchen updating goes a long way, so if you really want to impress the potential buyers, you’ll need to make your kitchen look flawless. Instead of spending tons of money on expensive kitchen appliances and cabinetry replacement, you can go with an alternative and just upgrade the cabinets a little. Paint them a neutral shade and cover up all the scratches without breaking the bank. Swapping outdated hardware with new cabinet pulls and getting new drawers will freshen up the look of the kitchen easily. With durable epoxy paint, your appliances can also get a fresh new look.
Upgrade the bathroom
A complete bathroom makeover can be rather expensive, so if you’re on a budget, think about a few small updates instead. Even just by replacing your old fixtures you can make a big difference. If you’d like to improve your bathroom’s functionality at a very affordable price invest in a high-quality Bosch dryer along with a few other appliances that’ll make doing the laundry so much easier than before. Furthermore, think about putting on a fresh coat of paint to give your bath an extra sparkle. Don’t forget to give your bathroom a good scrub as well, because nothing looks better than a spotless bathroom floor.
Replace light fixtures
Only a bright room is a beautiful room, which is why you should do your best to let as much light in your house as possible. If you don’t get a lot of sunlight through the windows, invest in quality light fixtures, because the buyers will notice if the home has poor lighting. Don’t let the outdated light fixtures take the attention away from some of the most attractive features of your home, but replace the lights. Use light bulbs with higher wattage too, and let the buyers see your home clearly with all the key points nicely accentuated.
Tidy up the outdoors
Making a good first impression is vital if you want to get a good price for your home, so it’s essential that your house looks flawless on the outside as well. The first thing to consider is bumping up your curb appeal. This is especially true if your landscaping isn’t too attractive, and all you have is a few patches of dead grass in front of your house. Get a new mailbox, trim the hedges, remove weeds, rake up the leaves and cut the grass to create nice landscaping.
With a few simple upgrades, your home can look brand-new. Therefore, if you plan to sell your house, make sure you clean the clutter, invest in a few kitchen and bathroom improvements and don’t forget to pay some attention to the front lawn because every little detail will count in the eyes of the potential buyers.
by Diana Smith