A full home remodel isn’t always in the cards when you’re operating on a budget (and let’s be honest, who isn’t!?), but there are numerous simple, inexpensive and successful ways to improve your home’s value. Here are a few of our go-to strategies when prepping a home to put on the market:
FOCUS ON FIXTURES: An easy way to make a home feel freshly updated is to swap out the pieces you use (and touch) every day. Changing the light fixtures, bathroom and kitchen faucets, and even upgrading light switches can give your home a fresh and updated feel. Most of these can be done inexpensively and in a weekend!
CLEAN IT UP! A thorough house cleaning can make a HUGE difference. De-cluttering the home, steam-cleaning the carpet, dusting and getting rid of cobwebs can go a long way to make the house feel brand new. (Marie Kondo, anyone?)
TACKLE THAT YARD! Yard trimming, edging the flower beds, pressure washing that mossy driveway, planting new flowers or shrubs, and adding new mulch or beauty bark to those gardens can be an easy way to add value. These simple touches can make the home feel cared-for, well-maintained and creates that all important Curb Appeal!
A LITTLE PAINT GOES A LONG WAY: Grab a can of paint and a brush and freshen up your window trim, eaves, posts and railings. A fresh new color on your front door can create a vibrant first impression and will really makes your home POP!
A FEW FRESH TOUCHES: Flower pots with fresh flowers on the front porch, or new welcome mats and outdoor rugs on the patio can really add some color and life to your outdoor space. Inside the house - bright throw pillows in the living room, or new hand towels and bath mats in the bathroom can give the room a fresh and colorful feel. These are all simple steps that really make a difference.
We hope these tips inspire you to make some small changes that lead to big increases in your home valuation!