Home improvement is essential to selling your home.
It is very hard to sell your home in today’s market. Fortunately, there are a few ways to give yourself a competitive edge and improve your home’s retail value. Here are 5 home improvement projects that will be well worth the money you spend on remodeling:
If there’s only one thing you can afford to reconstruct, choose to redo your kitchen. Families spend a large amount of time in the kitchen: whether it’s cooking meals or eating together, the kitchen must be both aesthetically beautiful and sufficiently functional. But be careful not to overdo it. You don’t want to add dozens of cabinets and countertops and forget to install an upgraded and useable microwave. Make sure to keep a strong balance between the two uses of a kitchen: appearance and practicality. Add a fresh coat of paint to your walls to give it a glossy, finished look. Alternatively, you can re-tile the floor for a fresh look. You don’t need to do everything: pick one or two areas to improve, and the overall value of your kitchen will skyrocket. Make sure to stockpile the cabinets, drawers, and shelves with useful appliances such as blenders, a fancy knife set, food processors, and a coffee maker for an extra touch of utility and tenderness.
Equally important as a state-of-the-art kitchen is an upgraded bathroom. This doesn’t mean replacing your old faucets with sparkly diamond ones, it means adding a layer of polish to give the steel an extra shine. It means purchasing a nice mirror to hang on your wall, which will have the combined affect of adding more natural light to the room, and making the room look much larger. Again, be careful not to overdo it. Sometimes a cleaner curtain, window shade, or a refurbished cabinet can improve the overall appearance of the room more so than a new bathtub. Many of these things, such as painting, can be done yourself, but for the larger repairs, there are companies out there who can remove your old cabinets and install a new one at inexpensive rates.
The first thing anyone sees when he or she is considering buying your house is the outdoors. This means you need to make sure your grass, shrubbery, trees, and hedging are all neatly trimmed and well-kept. Plant some bright flowers in front of your home in a color that matches the siding. Maybe even add a deck or small porch to your yard with a few lawn chairs. Don’t forget about improving the appearance of your backyard too. Installing a pool in your backyard is not worth the expense, so make sure to keep it simple. The great thing about landscaping is that you can do it yourself. You don’t need to hire landscapers or technicians to improve the value of your yard.
The master bedroom is a room that should look high-class. The carpet should be clean, the couch upholstery should be fresh, the curtains should hang well, and the bed should be big and assume the center position. Add large closets and ample storage space and you’ve got a winning bedroom.
People want to know that the house they are investing in is sturdy and will last. This means you need to make sure your roof doesn’t leak, the windows don’t have cracks in them, the electricity can flow uninterrupted, and the plumbing is in working order. Add more natural lighting to the home with skylights and windows to bring down utility bills as well. Repair your leather couch, add fabric protection, and keep the overall appearance junk-free and clean, too.