Do you want to increase the value of your home before putting it on the market? These 3 home remodeling projects improve your property value and can be completed easily and affordably.
1. Refinish Your Kitchen Cabinets to Increase the Value of Your Home
The cabinets are often the focal point in a kitchen. You can have a nice floor, sleek countertops, and new appliances, but if the cabinets look old and outdated, then the whole kitchen suffers.
Brighten up the kitchen with lighter color paint or stain on the cabinets. Add an accent color that makes the backsplash pop, or paint them to blend in with everything else. Whatever you choose to do, the process of refinishing the cabinets is quite simple.
The only materials you will need are sandpaper, caulk, and paint. Sand the surfaces, wipe them down thoroughly, fill in cracks and holes with caulk, and then apply two coats of fresh paint. For one weekend and a few hundred dollars, you have successfully transformed your kitchen and bumped up your home’s value a bit.
2. Upgrade Your Landscaping
First impressions make a difference. It only takes seconds to judge something based on appearance. This is especially true for houses.
The first thing anyone sees at a property is the landscaping. Brown grass, bare flower beds, and overgrown bushes will put a negative damper on any home before even entering it to see indoors. Upgrading the landscaping of a property can increase the value of the home by tens of thousands of dollars.
With a pair of hedge trimmers, a few bags of lawn fertilizer and mulch, and plants, you can turn a previously negative impression into a positive one.
3. Increase the Value of Your Home by Painting the Exterior
The condition of your siding and exterior doors creates a lasting impression. It is difficult to sell a home for what it is worth if the exterior appears to be in poor condition. The siding on homes is usually painted once and then left alone for years. In those years of neglect, the color fades in the sun and paint begins to chip.
Grab a paint scraper, a sander, a paint roller, and paint, and improve the curb appeal by repainting the exterior. A fresh coat of paint can make a house look new, which increases the value of your home. Paint the door a bold color that pops. If you don’t feel comfortable performing this job, hire a professional painting crew. For certain types of siding, power washing can achieve the same effect as repainting.
These three projects increase the value of your home with minimal time and investment. There are many other DIY projects that will also boost your property value.