Easy Home Renovations to Boost Pricing

June 16, 2015

There are some simple ways to spruce up you home without putting yourself in the poorhouse. Not only will these simple home renovations save you money, but it will also boost the amount of money you either get from the sale of the home or allow you to list at a higher price. Here are 10 easy ways to strategically and inexpensively spiff up your home before listing it on the market:

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Home Renovations

One Make sure your kitchen looks clean and reasonably updated. The kitchen is the heart of the home, and potential home buyers make a beeline for this room when they first view a home for a sale. With a few hundred dollars, you can replace the faucet set, add a new cabinet door, matching modern handles, update old lighting fixtures with bright, energy efficient ones, paint the walls, and any little details.

Two Give a facelift to your appliances. If you have a bunch of mixed and matched appliances, get some consistency and make it a much more simplified look.

Three- Next to the kitchen, bathrooms are often the most important rooms to update. These can be improved with

Bathroom

Bathroom Renovations

little cash, such as new toilet seat, replacing bathroom floor tile, pedestal sink, re grout shower/tub, or change the mirror.

Four- Step up your storage- lack of closet space often kills a sale. Do-it-yourself wire and laminate closet systems to bedrooms, pantries and entry closets are an easy suggestion. Make your closets more functional and the customized look will appeal to potential buyers.

Five- Add a room in a week or less- The only reason a a den can’t be considered a bedroom may be because it doesn’t have a closet. Add a closet, then you have a 4 bedroom instead of a 3 bedroom plus den which can sell for much more and adds a lot more value. You can possibly add a custom closet systems and drywall it in for less than $1500.

Six- Spend a few bucks on the nitty-gritty stuff. Hire an electrician and plumber for a couple of hours to look everything over. Those details tell a buyer that someone really took care of the home.

Seven- Carpeting is another details that can quickly update a home and make it look cleaner. A professional carpet cleaning is an inexpensive investment.

Eight- If you have boring recessed lights in your dining and living rooms, consider replacing one with an eye catching chandelier, or if there is a ceiling fan, replace fan blades.

Nine- Reframe your entry. If you have a flimsy little knob on your main entry door- get a substantial-looking handle-

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Entry Renovation

and-lock set. A nice, big piece of hardware on the front door signals to newcomers that this is a solid homclean e. Consider some fresh new paint for your front door, takes only a few hours and gives the home a new feel and good first impression.

Ten- last but not least, sounds obvious but curb appeal. Mow your lawn, place some shrubs, sweep the walkway. This is what buyers first see when they drive by your home, and it has a tremendous impression. Make these simple changes and the value of your home increases meaning more money for you in your pocket when it comes to the time of a sale.

Do at least one of these tips and your buyers will notice and your offers will start to come in!

Comment below if you found the tips helpful and please share!

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