Increase the value of your home
Are you looking to increase the value of your home while staying within your budget? Here’s how.
- Get rid of clutter. Make your house look more spacious by eliminating junky or unnecessary items.
- Do a deep clean. Once you have more room to work, undertake a thorough housecleaning. Not only should you do usual chores such as mopping or dusting, but focus on rarely-cleaned areas such as baseboards, grout and heating vents.
- Eliminate odors. A common saying among realtors is, “If you can smell it, you can’t sell it.”
Easy Do-it-yourself Projects
- Spruce up the yard. Get rid of trash and yard waste. Keep your lawn in good condition and mow it.
- Add a fresh coat of interior paint. Painting your walls can instantly brighten up your house and make it appear well cared for.
- Put up fresh curtains and blinds. Blinds and curtains are relatively inexpensive.
- Install modern light switches and outlet covers. Some modern switches can be easily installed using the wires already running to the old switches.
- Up the wattage. In the main areas of the house, such as the living or dining room, swap out your lightbulbs for ones with slightly higher wattage.
- Check the square footage. Sometimes your home’s square footage will be higher than what your county assessor has recorded.
- Add wood trim and cornicing for a cheap and easy do it yourself idea that can add tons of “wow” factor to the look of your home.