During the preparation to sell your home, it’s a good idea to make a few small adjustments to the home to ensure the value of the property is optimized. This is to make sure you can confidently set an accurate listing price that reflects the true of value of the home at a higher return of investment. The following home improvement tips are guaranteed to improve the appearance of your home and add lasting value to your property.
Whether you are trying to stay on budget or if you have the luxury of an unlimited home improvement budget. These home improvements will work wonders for your home.
1. Your Front Door
Many people when they start major home improvements on their homes forget about their front door. They also neglect the area around the front door. Consider buying a contemporary designed front door that will spruce up the entrance to your home. Consider painting it a bright color and putting modern designs on the door that will stand out. Better yet purchase a front door that already has modern designs carved into the exterior of the door. You can spend a few hundred dollars on a good door and it will make the front of your home stand out. If you catch people’s attention in the beginning with a dazzling front door then they will want to see what the interior of the home looks like.
Don’t throw out an older door that still has years of life left in it. You can add a coat of paint to it to brighten it up. Add a secure but contemporary lock and doorknob system to the door. Don’t stop at the front door but spruce up the front area around the door. Add some plants maybe add a front entrance leading to the front door. You can add stylish new address numbers to the front and install a lighting system that accents and highlights all the major parts of the front of your home. The lighting will also show a beautiful walkway leading up to the front door.
2. Lighten up Your Home
This is a major home improvement and you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make these interior improvements. Get rid of ancient light bulbs and light bulb fixtures. Fill your house with modern light fixtures and energy-saving bulbs. To make your home even more appealing purchase bulbs with dimming capabilities. You can create the mood you want in your home by buying dimming-style light bulbs.
Install a light fixture over the dining room table to brighten up mealtimes and make the meals more warm and cozy. Be sure to switch off the power to the circuit breaker box before connecting any wires. If you are not confident in connecting wires then call a professional. You can paint old lighting fixtures or even spray paint old fan blades to make them more appealing. You can liven up the interior of your home without paying a bundle for these home improvements.
3. Spare Paint Anyone
Surely there is a gallon or two of spare paint lying around in the shed or the garage. Why not take out a can of spare paint and paint an interior door or a piece of fading furniture. Throwing a coat of bright-colored paint on an interior door can liven up a room and breathe fresh life into that room. It can change the whole appearance of the room and you improved the appearance of the interior of your home for next to nothing. You may have a piece of furniture that has been an eyesore and it just doesn’t complement the rest of the decor of the room. Where is that can of spare paint? Run down to your local paint store and buy a can of paint. Paint the piece of furniture a complementing color that blends well with the rest of the colors in the room. You don’t have to look at that worn-out piece of furniture any more and the whole appearance of the room has improved. For an exterior look, you may go outside and check the paint on your walls. In selling a house, Exterior design would also be a part of home renovation if you want to add value to your house. It will also be a plus factor for buyers if they see fresh paint surrounding your home.
4. Weeds what Weeds
Spring is here once again so it’s time to get out into the backyard and start some serious weed pulling. Start by removing any weeds or dead branches from the lawn and flower beds. Next move into a deeper weed cleaning phase. Pull the weeds out by the roots in the lawn and the flower beds. Top it off by strategically spraying weed killer in flower beds and on the lawn. Make sure the weed killer won’t kill the flowers or the lawn. The weeds that grow in between bricks can be eradicated as well. Get a sharp knife or specially designed weed scraper and scrape those annoying weeds right out of between the bricks.
5. Remodeling the Heart of the Home
The kitchen is the heart of the home and a good place to start if you are remodeling your home. Don’t make the kitchen remodel an expensive venture. The kitchen should blend with the rest of the interior of the home, not outshine it. A re-painted kitchen will go a long way in improving the appearance of the kitchen. Paint the kitchen in popular modern colors. Replace old appliances with new energy-saving appliances. These improvements will transform the appearance of any kitchen.
These five simple home improvements will add value and character to any home. If you’re looking to implement these home improvement ideas in preparation to sell your home, be sure to seek out a team of expert property valuers to conduct a valuation on your home. A qualified valuer will take into account the building condition and any fixtures and fittings among other variables to reach an accurate property value.
This article is provided by James Clarke.