If you are considering selling your home soon, you will probably think you need to spend a lot of money and time on large projects to maximize your home’s value. And while remodeling that kitchen or bathroom is a surefire way to attract buyers, you can make a measurable difference in the value of your home by making some easy and inexpensive improvements. Here are 3 of the easiest improvements to increase your home value.
Make the Kitchen Shine
An attractive kitchen is very important to homeowners. But just because a kitchen remodel is not in the budget doesn’t mean you can’t highlight your kitchen’s existing beauty. Consider adding new cabinet door handles for a fresh look. Replacing the kitchen faucet with a new and improved model will catch the eye of potential buyers. If you’re willing to go a little further in the kitchen, replace the lighting with brighter and more energy-efficient fixtures. You can easily replace cabinet doors as well to make your cabinets look almost new.
One area sometimes overlooked in a home when looking to add value is storage spaces – closets and pantries especially. But when buying a home, everyone checks those closets to see if there will be enough space. You can’t do much about the size of your closets, but why not redesign those areas to maximize the space available? A well-organized closet or pantry provides more space for storage and makes a strong impression. Updating your closet can be done in as little as a weekend and will benefit you while you still live there as well!
Mind Your Step
It’s not generally recommended that you replace your carpets or flooring just before selling. But if you have areas that are generally unappealing to look at, it can be worthwhile to make some small changes to improve the overall appearance. Getting a professional carpet cleaning will not only restore the look of your carpets, but will help eliminate any invisible odors in your home. If an area is obviously well worn, consider purchasing a new area rug to both cover the area and maximize the beauty of your home.
By paying attention to the details, you can improve your home’s value without breaking the bank!