16 March 2020

Stylish and Inexpensive Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

When we think of increasing our home’s resale value, most of us look to home renovations. But a major, construction-level renovation may not be the right choice for you and your family when it comes to reselling your home and making a tidy profit.

In a housing market in an average area, you are likely to break even at most after putting money into a major home renovation. While bathrooms and kitchens tend to be your best bet if you do opt to renovate a space in your home, you are better off taking care that any quality of life issues—such as a leaking roof or finnicky boiler—are tended to first.

Just because a major renovation may be off the table, however, does not mean you are out of options when it comes to increasing the profit you will net from selling your home. There are plenty of tiny, inexpensive options to attract buyers.

And if you do decide to take the plunge in renovating a room in your home, whether you are DIYing it or outsourcing, be sure that you are making the investment for your own enjoyment rather than someone else’s!

Repainting a room is an effective way to completely transform a room in your home on the cheap. With the right tools, painting a room can be reliably DIYed by basically anyone! (Plus, you can choose a color that you really like and maximize your enjoyment of the home for the remainder of your time there!)

Color is a powerful tool to completely change the mood of a room. Because it is so powerful, you really only to paint sparingly when it comes to bolder colors. Try an accent wall if you are unsure about the hue you are transitioning to, and then slowly incorporate more walls as you become confident in the color.

Aggressive colors like red, orange, or dark colors of any shade should be relegated to accent walls or smaller rooms. People are generally more attracted to lighter, paler shades when it comes to buying homes, because colors such as these are easier to incorporate into each potential buyer’s personal style.

Upgrade Light Fixtures 
Nowadays, it is in vogue for lighting fixtures to be unobtrusive and innocuous, coordinated carefully with other hardware in your home. For instance, if your kitchen cabinets all have brass handles, your lighting fixtures should not be silver.

You can easily dust and spruce up any fixtures in the kitchen and bathroom. Generally, however, living spaces like the family room and bedroom should not have built in light fixtures in the ceiling. It dates the room, so if you need to replace any ceiling fixtures in these room try going for clean lines and minimalist aesthetics.

Re-caulk Tiles 
Good clean caulk work between the tiles in your home can make a huge difference in the way potential buyers perceive it. Even better, re-caulking tiles is an incredibly easy and painless process for even the least seasoned DIYer!

Resurface Countertops
Replacing countertops alone can totally transform a kitchen or bathroom’s entire vibe. By just replacing these surfaces, you can forcibly pull your house’s décor out of the 1950’s or whatever bygone era it belongs in and into modernity.

Now, replacing countertops isn’t necessarily as straightforward as it sounds. You might need to call in a professional, like a home remodeling service in Houston. But some jobs can be done fairly easily by a novice with some basic study via the internet.

You can also go nontraditional or artsy when it comes to smaller surfaces, like your shower tiles or bathtubs. If you are confident in your art skills, you can try painting a small mural or creating a mirror mosaic for the enjoyment of future residents. These things can really separate your house from the rest of the herd.

Increase Efficiency of Heating and Cooling
Increasing the efficiency of heating and cooling units in your home can be done rather easily. Of course, if your home is in need of a new water heater or your central air conditioning needs a tune-up, you might want to invest in those causes first.

You can check for any drafts by closing all windows and doors in each room and lighting a candle. Move the flame towards windows and doors and stand still. If the flame of the candle flickers, this suggests that you might have a leak. Then, you can take any necessary steps to ensure your potential homebuyers tour an appropriately cozy or cool home!

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