Top Tips For Adding Value To Your Home


If you are looking to upgrade your home with as little money out of your pocket as possible, there are plenty of enhancements that you can do to add tons of value. From simple options like washing the walls to more advanced upgrades like installing new countertops in the kitchen, anything that you do will add value to your home and get you the money that you deserve.

Update The Little Things

Even the smallest pieces of your home can make a huge difference when trying to add value. You can change the handles and hinges on your cabinets, cupboards, and interior or exterior doors. Replace the faceplates to all of your outlets and light switches. Add new baseboards in all of the rooms. Replace your old fluorescent bulbs with LED bulbs. And the most important step…painting!

Painting is a super easy and super cheap way to make an old dark room come to life. Be sure to paint every room, even if it is just a new coat, as it is easy for people to tell which rooms have old paint and which ones don’t. For a cheap and easy kitchen upgrade, paint your cabinets a fresh and new color. You can’t go wrong with a fresh coat of paint.

Add Curb Appeal

First impressions are everything. When a potential buyer pulls up to your house, be sure that it is a good one. Make sure your lawn is always mowed and trimmed. Be sure to weed any dirt or garden areas that you have. You can plant new flowers to add some color and excitement. Add decorations to your front door, windows, and garden.

Research And Find Inspiration

One of the hardest parts of starting to add value to your home is finding out where to begin. You may have too many or not enough ideas floating around in your head. These thoughts can get mixed together and can, not only make your job harder, but be a waste of time and energy.

Look in home magazines, online, or in other people’s houses to try to find inspiration on what you can do to increase the value of your home. Pay attention to paint colors, what types of hardware will match that, and how to bring some modern flare to your home. Contact a specialist at Simple Solutions Realty Firm today to better understand what people are looking for in your area.

Clean Everything

Of course people should clean their home when listing it on the market. But some sellers don’t realize that you need to clean everything…literally everything! This is definitely not the most fun part of selling a home, but it is one of the most important. If you are able to afford it, it can be a very good idea to hire professionals for a final clean before agents and potential buyers start to view your home.

Update The Bathrooms

Although a rather small room of the house, updating your bathrooms can add quite a bit of value to your home. Doing things like installing new mirrors, cabinets, countertops, sinks, toilets, and bathtubs can make a huge difference. If you don’t have the money for a full remodel, try replacing the shower curtain, replacing hardware, adding candles or plants, or replacing the faucets. These are some easy options that can really make a big difference in a buyer’s eyes.

Upgrade Anything You Can In The Kitchen

The most important room in any house is the kitchen. This is the room that people buy houses for. If you can upgrade at least one item in your kitchen, you are sure to increase your value immensely. Like the bathrooms, there are more expensive upgrades that you can do like new cabinets, appliances, countertops, backsplash, and flooring. But for people who are looking for simpler and more cost-effective upgrades, doing things like painting the cabinets, replacing the hardware, and adding accents can really help.

Whether you have $5,000 for upgrades or $5, there is always room for improvement when selling your home. This will help increase your value so that you can get the most out of your house when selling. For personalized tips and tricks and to see how much your home is worth, contact Simple Solutions Realty Firm today!