Home Upgrades That Deliver The Biggest Resale Bang For Your Buck

by TaylorDoorCo on January 3, 2014

S211_E_4cThere are many easy ways to spruce up your home without breaking the bank. Unlike Tom Hanks in “The Money Pit”, these solutions are both simple and fairly inexpensive. Here are a few things you can do to really raise the resell value of your house.

1. Cook In The Kitchen - Most people when they’re looking at buying a home, will instantly flock to this room in the house. You’re going to want to make sure this area is clean and reasonably updated. Think about replacing the faucet or even cabinet handles. YOu can also think about replacing light fixtures, or if it’s in your budget, replacing the cabinets all together.

2. Clean Up The Bathroom - People will be spending a lot of time in this room, so it’s important to make sure that it is updated. Simple solutions range from just replacing a toilet seat, to changing the bathroom sink. If your floor looks a little worse for wear, you can use vinyl tiles to cover it up. Re-grout or replace any chipped tiles to really give your bathroom a makeover.

3. Carpet Cleanup - Carpet is an easy way to update a home. Carpet cleaning is inexpensive and goes a long way. You shouldn’t replace your wall-to-wall carpeting, as the new homeowners may want to choose their own. Instead use a few well placed rugs to cover up any small blemishes.

4. Let There Be Light - If you’re lighting looks like it’s older than yourself, it may be time to update it. Use an eye-catching chandelier to improve a rooms quality. Many home improvement stores have plenty of inexpensive light fixtures to help you upgrade your lighting situation. If you have a ceiling fan, replace the face blades and lights to give a whole new look to an old fixture.

5. Curb Appeal - It may seem really obvious, but a nice mowed lawn can go a long way to improving your homes look. Fill in any missing patches with seed. Some well placed shrubs or even planted flowers will really improve a potential buyers first impression. If you don’t have a green thumb, use a landscaping business that fits in your budget.

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