The good news is that there are certain projects that can definitely add value to your home without emptying your bank account. Here are some of them.
Update old electrics
Updating electronics and electrical systems should be one of your priorities especially if you’re home are quite old. Use these tips to ensure safety and add more value to your home:
- Switch to LED lights. Not only do they help cut down the cost of electricity, but they also last longer than traditional incandescent bulbs.
- Update your outdoor lighting by installing floodlights which are a great selling point for home buyers in terms of safety.
- Replace your old fuse box or breaker panel.
Solve Structural Problems
More than the design, home buyers want to make sure that they are moving into a safe and secure property. It pays to conduct a thorough home inspection to identify problems and fix them ASAP.
Signs of structural damage include:
- cracks on drywall
- gaps where the wall and floor meet
- sticking doors and windows
- uneven or bouncy floors
Prevention is better than cure, so they say. Addressing signs of structural problems early on should help you avoid costly repairs in the future.
Refresh With Paint
Repainting your home is one of the cheapest ways to add value to it. It is also usually a must-do before staging or selling your property. Lighter colors such as pink, lavender, blue, and soft yellow create a romantic and tranquil feeling to a room. Painting is something that you can do on your end, using the right tools. Here are some DIY tips for a successful home painting project:
- To avoid paint splatters on doors, windows, and furniture, cover them with cloth or plastic. Move furniture into the middle of the room.
- Tackle one room at a time.
- Keep the area well-ventilated to speed up the paint drying process.
Solve Mold Problems
Mold is a major problem in any home. Not only does it cause potential damage to your property, but it can also increase the risk of health problems like asthma, allergy, and respiratory issues. When mold grows on surfaces, it can cause them to rot. Fabrics, carpets, wood, tiles, and even concrete materials are not safe from mold. Thankfully, there are different ways to control mold in your home. Here are some helpful tips:
- Fix moisture issues. Leaks are the major source of mold buildup in homes.
- Minor infestations can be dealt with using household cleaners.
- Scrub the area with a soap-water solution. Add baking soda and vinegar to the solution for better results. Ventilate the area. Using air movers helps reduce moisture in the air, facilitating the drying process after cleanup and preventing the mold from growing back.
Do Some Kitchen Fixes
The kitchen is a focal point in any home. If you’re selling your property, one of the best ways to add value to it is to update your kitchen as it is what most home buyers highly consider. You don’t always need major renovation work to give your kitchen a facelift. Some simple quick fixes are certainly enough.
- Invest in space-saving multifunctional cabinets. You can have them built by professionals or do the project on your own. You’d fine DIY guides online.
- Add in open shelving. A few shelves are a great way to showcase some beautiful glassware, your collection of cookbooks, or pots of herbs.
- Add under-cabinet lighting. You can use LED battery-operated versions that you can just stick on.
Groom The Garden
Just as you want to spruce up your home interiors, you also want to groom your garden. A beautiful and clean lawn gives a great impression to potential buyers. Start by cutting the grass, trimming plants, using tarps for collecting rubbish and giving your garden a good tidy-up. Then, consider these steps:
- Add pot plants filled with flowers to give your garden some inviting colors.
- If you have a big outdoor space, start with what potential buyers can see first.
- Add a key selling point. It can be a beautiful pergola, a play area for the kids, a vintage shed, or an outdoor cooking area.
- A little paint goes a long way as well. A good coat on your fences gives your home exterior an instant facelift.
Prior to selling your home, you want to make sure that you do the necessary updates so that you can maximize the value of your home. Again, it doesn’t have to be expensive. A few tweaks right here and there can do a long way towards making your home a top-dollar property.
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