Increasing Home Value on a Budget

It is more than possible to increase the value of your property without spending more than you anticipated. Many house owners cringe at the mention of the work ‘remodeling’, as that is the certain way that they will be forced to spend a lot of money on their home. However, some of these cool tricks will allow you to get a good price without spending too much.

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Less is More
Clutter is your enemy. All the magazines, newspaper, souvenirs and similar unnecessary and cluttering items must go. Once you get rid of them, you will see that your house looks cleaner and brighter instantly. However, keep the cool kids drawings on the fridge or hand crocheted case on the cushions because, while you want to make your home be inviting for new owners to make them their own, they still need to feel the homely atmosphere of the house. A couple of personal touches and a ton of unnecessary items out of your house will do the trick.

Painting
A fresh coat of paint will definitely make your walls look brighter and better. However, don’t go over the top and start repainting all the furniture, doors and windows. This is a very pricey endeavor and it can significantly dig into your budget. Inspect your home thoroughly and check for the things that really need to be repainted. Kitchen cabinets have the priority over the chairs in the dining room, and you can definitely do the walls yourself if you really want to save your money.

Appliances
A nice and modern kitchen is a very important factor when it comes to putting a price on a home. Potential buyers will definitely make their decision based on the appearance of the kitchen, but you should not invest your money in the latest, top-notch appliances. While they are a very nice perk, they come with a very big price tag and they don’t add that much value to your kitchen and overall property. Basic appliances that are impeccably clean and well maintained will have the same effect on the potential buyers and they will cost you anything.

Repurposing
Think outside the box when it comes to your home. This means that you will need to imagine your home as a space and not as a set of rooms that have their purpose. All the rooms in your home can change their purpose if the need be and that is something that you need to discuss with your agent. Follow the trends and the demand of the market and make sure that your home answers them accurately. This means that your big living room and the storage place can be turned into a bedroom with a nursery if the potential buyers in your area are families with small children or expecting a baby. For you, it will require a little bit of paint and rearrangement of the furniture and for your potential buyer, it can mean everything.

Garden
While you think about the interior of your home, don’t forget that the first impression counts and that the first thing that the potential buyers will see is the exterior of your house. Keep the garden well groomed and make sure that you have the sprayer pumps that will keep the garden green throughout the entire summer. This will not take a lot of money, but it will take a little bit of time and effort.

Once you are done with all the home improvements that your budget allows, make sure that you also emphasize all the good things that there are to be said about your home. This includes proximity of the good schools, stores, friendly neighbors and everything else that you would wish for your new home.