Inexpensive Tips to Increase the Value of Your Home
If you are selling your home, getting a good price for it is not always as easy as it would seem. But before you decide to concede and reduce your price, you could try making some inexpensive changes that could increase your home’s value up to 20%. When it is all said and done that is an excellent price increase.
Here is a brief overview of the steps you can execute to make your home worth much more that it is today.
The Kitchen: Bigger is Better
Kitchens and bathrooms are a big deal to buyers so you are going to want your kitchen looking its best. Homebuyers are looking for spacious kitchens that are clean, in good repair and have the necessary furnishings to run an efficient kitchen.
To make the kitchen look more spacious, try installing lights that will make it look brighter. You could also redo the windows to allow more light into the room. This will have the effect of making the kitchen look bigger. Make sure the floors and counter tops are in good condition. If you have linoleum, you may want to consider replacing it with stone or tile for a more durable and updated appearance.
Keep the kitchen in good repair. It is inexpensive to have scratches and blemishes repaired. Make sure your fixtures and electrical outlets are in good repair and consist of quality materials.
Fresh paint will do wonders for not only rejuvenating your kitchen, but it will give your whole home a fresh new look.
Simple gardening and landscape upkeep go along way towards making your home appealing. Keeping the yard in order, and tending to the garden would result more in a yard that would most likely attract buyers. If your home does not have curb appeal, buyers are not likely to look at the inside.
To stress the significance of a good yard, mature trees will typically add about $1000 to the value of your home. So imagine the impact of a well-tended garden to the value of your home. Having a well manicured yard is important to the sale of your home.
The Living Room
Like the kitchen, living rooms must give the impression of space. Buyers are looking for square footage. Some people install mirrors to create this affect. However, this technique is also suited to the bedroom. Here again you want your fixtures, lighting and electric outlets to be in good repair and of decent quality.
Make sure the living room is light and airy, a coating of light colored paint, installation of good lamps, and a general cleanliness of the living room will contribute much to this effect.
Like the other rooms, the bedroom has to be particularly spacious, airy and bright. Mirrors can help create this feeling. Do not over stuff your bedroom with furniture. This will make the room appear cluttered and small.
Make sure the rooms have a sufficient number of electrical outlets. The flexibility this offers will add much to the value of your home.
If you plan to install new surfaces, you might also want to consider using natural materials such as stone, marble, quality wood, and others. Studies have shown that many people react favorably to these materials. They also add a feeling of cleanliness to the rooms.
Make the cabinets and closets as large as possible without making the rooms they are in look cramped, you may have to employ a few illusionary tricks here but the results are astounding.
Use fluorescent lighting instead of incandescent lighting to provide your bathrooms with a light feel. Installing inexpensive amenities to your bathroom like towel holders, racks, shower curtains, shower fixtures and other will enhance the appearance and appeal of your home. Buyers will pay close attention to your bathrooms. So they should sparkle.
You can mix, match and experiment with the tips given here. The concept here is that you should make your home look spacious, airy, and light. You should also make sure your home looks different from the other homes in your neighborhood. If you can one up their amenities, then well and good! There are other tricks and illusions you could employ to achieve this – tricks that do not have to be expensive at all! Giving your home a fresh appearance and a unique look will increase its value.