Boosting your home’s value doesn’t have to come at the expense of emptying your bank account. You can transform your home with a few simple tricks and upgrades, whether you’re looking to sell now or some day in the future. Here are a few cost-effective ways to increase the value of your home when you’re on a budget.
Deep Clean And Declutter
A home cluttered with extra furniture, collections, and unused items can appear much smaller than its actual size. If you can’t sell or get rid of these things, rent a storage unit to help minimize the contents of your house. Then, clean your home from top to bottom. Don’t leave any surface behind as you clean out closets, under furniture, and in every corner.
Matching appliances offer one of the best ways to give your kitchen a sleek and up-to-date look. If you have a mismatched kitchen (a stainless steel fridge, a black microwave and an off-white dishwasher), there’s no need to go out and buy all new appliances. By simply ordering new doors or face panels, you can give the room a more cohesive look. To do this, contact the manufacturer of your appliance. They should be able to provide a listing of face panels to fit your existing appliances. There are also companies that offer custom face panel kits or films for instant appliance makeovers, plus faux granite, too!
Light fixtures in your home don’t have to cost a fortune. Selectively replace the light fixtures that make the house look dated, focusing on exterior lights, bathrooms and bedrooms. It’s also a good idea to incorporate energy-efficient lighting solutions.
The outside of your house has the important task of making a great first impression, and it could most likely use a little TLC. Try installing a stone walkway from your driveway to your front door, and add in a few flowers and plants along the way. Painting the window trims and front door are also easy fixes that make a big difference.
Bathroom Quick Fixes
A new toilet seat and a pedestal sink are easy to install and will make a world of difference in your bathroom. You could also consider re-grouting your tub and shower, as well as replacing any chipped or broken tiles.
Don’t empty your wallet before selling your home. Use these tips to successfully increase your home’s value without spending the big bucks.