Adding value to ones home is a task that may be difficult for some to understand because often, what we like other people do not. We've all had moments where we look at an item or section in our home that once was a good fit, but as the days go by we are no longer in love with what was done or what we have put into that space. Trends change and with that comes new styles and tastes that are much more up-to-date. Some repairs in our homes are no doubt costly but there are a few things that you can do at an inexpensive cost that will add value to your home.
A Kitchen Renewed
A big factor for many homeowners are kitchens. Start by refacing cabinets instead of installing new ones. This comes at a fraction of the cost of replacing them and takes less time as well. Once the cabinets are done go ahead and repaint the space. Light, airy colors work best in kitchens and you don't want to repaint it with a color that isn't appealing to potential homebuyer's because if you decide to sell then you might have to repaint it, again! Next why not replace all that old hardware so you can get a nice shine going on? Replace the drawer handles and the faucet for a nice stainless steel look. If you don't have any of these things to upgrade or replace then take the alternative route and upgrade your appliances to stainless steel if you haven't already. Stainless steel is timeless and these appliances will never lose value unless they're broken.
Give your bathroom a makeover by replacing the countertop with a new piece of quartz or granite. These can be found at very affordable prices and offer a non-porous surface with a unique blend of beauty and easy care. Next, how about replacing the faucet with one that sits a little higher than your current one for a more luxurious feel. Update the mirror to one that doesn't stick out of the wall with a seamless, clip-less mirror. Finally, repaint the bathroom space with nice light inviting colors such as cool shades of pastel blue, green or yellow.
The Upside to Curb Appeal
When you begin to put your home on the market the first thing that any prospective buyer sees is the curb appeal that your home has to offer. Curb appeal can bring a great return on investment if done right. Repainting the exterior of a home can cost upwards to $10,000 but offers the most value to your home. Try replacing your door with a new door of contrasting color to really pop and make your home's entry stand out. Bring in some big pot plants to frame the entry. Update shrubs, grass, bark/rocks and mulch to bring the exterior back to life. Replacing old worn out grass might be the best option if you are not the type to take care of it.
Repaint, Repaint, Repaint!
Old, outdated, or even ugly paint can really hurt your chances of landing a potential buyer. Many homeowners simply do a quick covering of the walls instead of actually hiring a painting professional to redo the interior. If possible, run one color throughout your home to create a sense of consistency. Neutral shades will keep your space looking clean and bring a nice contrast to the light. airy, pastel colors of your kitchen and bathroom. A good paint job can make a huge difference.
All of these can be a DIY project but hiring a professional to do it for you might be in your best interest. All of these tasks can be done for less than $10,000 and will make your home feel fresh, inviting and best of all NEW!
We hope you've enjoyed these tidbits and as always Realty Executives Dillon can assist you in the next sale or purchase of a property.