Five Cheap Home Renos To Bring Value When You Sell
by Rick Delgado
on Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 10:48am.
Five Cheap home renovations with the most value when it comes to selling your home
1. Update the Kitchen
The kitchen is a major selling point of any home and just by doing something like replacing the faucet, replacing the cabinet door handles or updating the lighting fixtures can have a huge impact on prospective home buyers.
If you have somewhat of a larger budget, new cabinets and countertops always make for a huge improvement.
2. Get a new Front Door
We all know the importance of a good first impression and one of the first things people looking at your home will see is the front door. Whether you get a nice new one or simply repaint the existing front door, it will definitely go a long way in making a good impression. And it won't break the bank! Just make sure, if you paint it, you keep it to a neutral color and don't go painting some crazy neon yellow or green.
3. Give the Bathrooms a Buff
Bathrooms are important in terms of aesthetic value for home buyers, so you can spend a few dollars in the bathrooms and have a huge impact. Something as simple as replacing the toilet seat or adding a pedestal sink are valuable.
Also it's a good idea to replace mouldy grout around the tiles. People don't want to see the black gunge in your bathroom. While you're at it, it's a great idea to replace any chipped tiles as well.
4. Add More Storage
Particularly if your home is older, there's a good chance it doesn't have as much storage space as today's newly built houses. To create more storage space cheaply, go buy do-it-yourself wire and laminate closet systems for your bedrooms, pantries and entry closets. Your closets will be way more functional while you're living in the house and will make your home look more customized to potential buyers when you're selling.
5. Shampoo the Carpet
A clean carpet makes a huge impression and it's relatively inexpensive to get your carpets shampooed. And if your carpet is older and showing some major wear, simply cover it with inexpensive, strategically placed area rugs. Unless it is truly ugly and beat down, most real estate agents don't suggest replacing wall-to-wall carpeting right before you sell your house.