Increase Your Home's Value in 5 Easy Steps

Thinking about some small home improvement projects to boost the value of your home? Here are some smart upgrades and fixes that don’t cost a lot, but could help you clinch a deal if you’re trying to sell.
Consider curb appeal – First impressions are everything, and potential buyers often decide as they’re walking toward your house, asking “Could I live here?”
Keep the walkway swept and tidy, and spruce up your entryway landscaping with well-placed shrubs, new plants and trimmed hedges. Spruce up the front door, fence and/or mailbox.
Buff up the bath – Small cosmetic changes can reap big rewards. Consider replacing dated frosted glass, older/corroded fixtures, painting, removing wallpaper, re-grouting the tile, replacing an old vanity with a new one, using new towels, soap dispensers, etc.
Make your kitchen cook – The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where the family congregates, guests gather and the kids do their homework. This space has to look clean, inviting and warm to appeal to potential buyers.
Beyond making sure your appliances work well and look shiny, consider updating cabinet doors and drawers, light fixtures and faucets. And a new coat of neutral paint can go a long way towards attracting buyers.
Let there be light – Take care of dated chandeliers and/or lamps that age the room. Open drapes/blinds.
Increase the wattage in dark rooms that lack natural lighting. They will seem larger and more open. Visual space — or how large a home feels — is crucial.
Reconfigure the layout – Assuming you’ve already covered the basics, such as removing clutter and personal belongings to make rooms look larger, why not take it one step further and think about reconfiguring the layout? Try different furniture arrangements that increase flow – be creative!

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:55 pm
Nancy Low | Category: News, Sellers

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