7 Ways to Add Value to Your Home On a Budget
Drab houses are a dime a dozen. Average-looking homes? Even commoner. Now, how about houses that make you look on in wonder, completely capturing your attention without even trying? Now, that’s to die for!
Yours could be the home everyone wants to take a picture in- because of how lovely the background is!
Here are 7 ways to add value to your home without breaking the bank:
- Some Fresh Painting
Nothing like fresh paint to give your house a face-lift. By applying fresh paint on your house, it immediately heightens a positive perception about your house, and even increases its market value. After all, what’s not to love about a house that looks brand-new?
- Letting Go of Clutter
Especially if clutter has sentimental value, it is pretty difficult to let go of stuff you’ve built your life around- moments are captured in those files, toys, shelves, cabinets, clothes…just stop! You need to let go of these things if you want your house to look brand new once again.
When you get rid of clutter, your house invariably looks bigger and buyers are more readily attracted to it. You also have more space to fit in things that do matter. Wouldn’t you like that?
- Modifying Your Landscape Might be a Good Idea
And you don’t have to spend lots of money to do this, actually. Some pretty great (and cheap) ways to achieve this include trimming your lawn and hedges, planting flowers, taking out ugly shrubs and maintaining clear edges between your lawn and paved areas.
- Get a New Front Door/Doorknob
Think about it: one of the first things you notice about a house is the front doorway. It adds a certain aesthetic feel to the house when you have a pretty doorway. Will that be you?
It could be, and if your front doorway is inviting, with solid doorknobs and all, be prepared to have people impressed by your house and how you take care of it. Sounds cheap- but it sure works!
- Your Kitchen Needs an Overhaul (A Cheap One of Course!)
I know; rumor has it that kitchen overhauls cost thousands of dollars! However, there are some secrets to giving your kitchen a facelift without spending thousands of dollars.
For example, simple things like replacing your sink faucet and cabinet hardware, better lighting, and organizing your cupboards can be a deal breaker to having a sweet kitchen.
- Your Bathrooms Deserve to Look Pretty Too
Your bathroom is also a very important room in your house, and according to We Buy Houses Pittsburgh, it can be a key determinant of whether your house stays on the market, or is bought off in the twinkle of an eye!
Buyers might be considering saving money on repairs, and a faulty bathroom makes that impossible- so you can guess what gives in this scenario!
Whatever you do, ensure your bathroom is thoroughly cleaned, your toilet seat is super cool to look at (even if that means you have to replace it), the floor is well tiled, the shower head works (I know right!), there’s a fab curtain and wonderful lighting!
- Let there be Light: Lighting Matters
How do you feel when you go into a well-lit room? Nothing says ‘Welcome’ as loudly as a brightly lit room, and you should factor this in when refurbishing your home.
Keep all rooms in your home brightly lit, and you’re sure to give an impression of your home being bright, lively and cheerful. Now, no one hates cheerfulness, not even sad people. Okay?
Now that you’ve been let in on these secret ways of increasing your home value on a budget, go whip your home into solid shape!