Whether you’re looking to increase the overall value of your home for the long haul or you want to improve it in hopes of a greater financial outcome with a sale, there are easy fixes to aid in its profitability. While some experts find that sinking a significant amount of money can garner you big financial rewards, simple fixes can be just as impressive, especially when you tackle the tasks on your own.
The first thing a prospective buyer sees upon pulling up to the home and entering it is the condition. Loose paint, chipping and scaly walls and siding both inside and out can be an eyesore and cause a buyer to quickly retreat to the next listing. A fresh coat of paint can add value to your dwelling without a lot of work or expense. You can start with the interior of the home. To visualize your inner wall space, you don’t need to hire an expensive interior designer. By finding the right neutral color and adding an accent shade that compliments it, you can create an entirely new living space for the inside rooms of your home. Your exterior siding and trim can be just as important as the inside. Regular paint and caulking can also prevent leaks, cracking and water problems as your home ages. You can either go with the same outdoor color or choose something new and eye catching.
Curb appeal can make or break a listing if you’re trying to sell your home. Outdoor areas that are left untouched, overgrown and vacant can give a buyer a taste of what may be in store for them inside the home. However, landscaping can be a costly venture if you don’t shop wisely. Instead of spending your hard-earned dollars on hiring a landscaper, you can handle the project on your own for less. The latest technological advances have made it easy to find a computer program that can design your outdoor haven. From backyard and patio plants to making the front look more aesthetically pleasing, you’re sure to find a wide selection of vegetation and trees best suited to your climatic region. In addition to shrubs and plants, you’ll also want to ensure that your lawn is cut, watered and fertilized at the appropriate times of the year.
One of the biggest selling points for a homeowner is the kitchen. This is primarily because the family spends the most amount of time together cooking, entertaining and gathering for meals. Having a kitchen that appeals to the buyer is also likely to get you more money in the long run. While a total kitchen makeover can be expensive if you replace it in its entirety, you can provide some simple fixes that will make it appear like new. You can refinish your cabinets for less with a fresh coat of paint. Solid or printed backsplashes can add charm to your kitchen makeover. Hardware renovations can also give new excitement to your kitchen space when you replace lighting and cabinet fixtures. If your floor has seen better days, you can give it a total transformation by adding wood, tile or laminate.
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