Inexpensive DIY Tips to Improve your Homes Value
After having lived in your home for a few years, it starts to show wear and tear despite your best efforts at maintenance and care. If you are looking to put it on the market, there are a few DIY tips that can help increase the value of your home.
1. A Fresh Coat of Paint:
Repainting the exterior and interior of your home will give it a fresh, new look and make it appealing to prospective buyers. Another inexpensive option to cover up some old paint is to use wallpaper or some artistic wall decals, which are making a comeback and enhance the aesthetics of your home.
2. Green Landscaping:
A landscaped garden, ensuring the lawn is mowed and raked, all the weeds are trimmed will enhance its look to the eye. To increase its aesthetic value you can try planting some drought-resistant plants that do not need to be watered daily and are inviting and low in maintenance.
3. Create an Illusion of Space:
The price of your home is primarily calculated according to its square footage area. While a major renovation project to extend your home is out of question, a small home can appear quite spacious with smartly designed furniture and creative decor. Replace heavy draperies that block out natural light with shutters or vertical blinds that easily let light into the room. Try to remove as much clutter from the room as possible. These changes automatically create the illusion of space and will give your prospective buyers a bright, cheerful feeling.
4. Sleek Bathroom Fixtures:
One place within a home that is expected to be comfortable and luxurious is the bathroom. You don’t have to undertake a major remodeling project; simply replace the fading wallpaper with a textured finish and install sleek lighting units and fixtures. These small bathroom updates won’t cost much but will yield huge returns.
5. Energy-Saving Electrical Fixtures:
Old electrical fixtures like lights, fans, boilers and heaters not only look dated but also consume much more power. Get them replaced with modern, energy-efficient fixtures. You will be lowering your utility bill, conserving energy to save the environment and also increasing the resale value of your home.
6. Modernized Kitchen:
People spend quite a lot of their time at home in the kitchen, so it is important to modernize this room to some extent. Replacing a stained sink or a dated refrigerator with new models will instantly make a positive difference to the value of your home and will make buyers want to live here. There are many other ways to add new vitality to your home. Be creative but practical at the same time; only go ahead with those improvements whose effect in raising the market value of your home far outweigh the costs.
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