Whether you want to put your house on the market or just do some home improvements that will add value to your house over time, there are some quick and easy ways to do this that do not involve big renovation projects.
Paint Your Windows
It’s important to think of the outside of your house as well as the inside. The outside is what potential buyers will see first, and it’s amazing what a fresh lick of paint on the window frames can do. Replacing old windows can be expensive, but as long as they are in good condition, it is very easy to paint the window frames yourself. It is all in preparation. Make sure they are cleaned using sugar soap, sand them down, and then apply a couple of coats of the suitable paint. This can make a massive difference to the curb appeal of your house.
Paint Your Kitchen Cupboards
While you’ve got the paintbrush out, another great way to add value to your home and make it more appealing is to paint the kitchen cupboards. Replacing a whole kitchen can be very expensive. But painting the existing cupboards is a great alternative. You can give a whole new lease of life to a tired, old kitchen by painting the cupboards. Add some new door hardware and it could look like a whole new kitchen, without the massive cost.
Invest In Your Yard
Spend some time and money making your yard another usable space as part of your home. Get a patio furniture set and create a space for outdoor dining. If you can make your backyard an extension of the house by adding a vidaxl garden table for example, then you are increasing the entertainment space of your home. This can be very appealing to potential buyers.
Check Your Flooring
If you haven’t already, check under any carpet in your house and see if there is any original hardwood flooring. Especially if you are looking to sell, hardwood flooring is very popular, and it would save new buyers from having to replace the carpet. It’s worth lifting a corner of carpet somewhere, as you never know, you may hit the jackpot!
Remove Popcorn Ceilings
Once in fashion, popcorn ceilings are now a bit dated. If you are looking to sell your home then it might be an idea to smooth down these surfaces. Of course, it is important to check that there is no asbestos in them first. Once you are sure there is not, then you can have them sanded down, skimmed over, and repainted.
Again, importance of outside appearances is crucial when trying to add value to your property. The simple act of pressure washing your driveway and any other outside areas like a patio can have a great effect on first impressions of your home. Sometimes cleaning your driveway with a pressure washer can make it look as good as new. This will in turn add value to your property and appeal to any potential buyers.
So, there are some great, relatively simple ideas that you can either do yourself or have someone do for you. These will be much cheaper than the costs of renovating and redecorating completely and can still add value to your home.