Simple Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value
Thinking about selling your home, but feeling overwhelmed by the amount of preparation (and money) that can go into making your home market-ready? The good news is that there are many ways to update the look of your home without being too time-consuming or expensive. A lot of value can be added to your home with DIY projects that can be completed on a weekend with a few helping hands.
It’s no secret that first impressions are important. Curb appeal sets the stage for the rest of your home, so simple upgrades like installing a new front door, power-washing your home’s siding or even installing new exterior lighting can make a big difference without breaking the
bank. Planting greenery in front of your house, along walkways or patio space will draw attention to your home. Don’t forget that perennial plants come back year after year which will ensure you get the most bang for your buck.
One of the easiest and most cost-effective improvements you can make to your home’s interior is a fresh coat of paint. When it comes to selecting colours, keep in mind that neutrals appeal to most people, thus making your home appeal to more buyers. Freshly painted rooms, cabinets and windows will look clean and updated — and that translates into value!
It may seem insignificant in the grand scheme of things, but updating hardware and light fixtures can go a long way. Switching out cabinet handles in your kitchen, installing new towel racks or toilet paper holders in your master bathroom, or updating the vanity lights and mirrors
in your powder room will provide a nice facelift.
Preparing a house for sale can be stressful, so remember to give yourself a break and take care of yourself just as well as you’re taking care of your home!