Cheap Home Improvement Ideas That Increase the Value of Your Home

Posted by Chris on July 14, 2014

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One of the most important considerations in selling your home is getting the highest sale price possible. Home improvements that increase your home’s value can cost a fortune, and what’s worse, the time and cost of some improvements don’t add enough value to justify the effort. These five inexpensive ideas can add style and function to your home, attract more potential buyers, and enable you to sell your home at a higher price.

Five Cheap Home Improvement Ideas

1. Modern Paint

A warm and inviting atmosphere will help potential buyers envision themselves living in the house. One way to create an attractive presentation is by updating your home’s interior paint with modern and neutral colors.

Painting is an inexpensive option whether you choose to hire professional painters or do it yourself. The key to adding value is choosing neutral colors that will appeal to as broad a base of potential buyers as possible. Basic or flat texture is also advised when painting your home’s interior to add aesthetic appeal to buyers.

2. Landscaping

Updating your home’s landscaping is the most effective and inexpensive way to add valuable curb appeal to your house. buyers form an opinion of your home the minute they arrive. Attractive landscaping will create a positive first impression and improve your chances at selling your home for a higher price.

Investing in landscaping is a good way to create the allure of value. Start with your lawn and grassy areas around your home. Fertilize the grass and treat the lawn with weed control products to foster a lush and green bed of grass. Try dethatching and edging your lawn for a manicured look, and trim shrubbery to accentuate your home’s exterior. Hire a professional lawn service to tidy up your property’s greenery or save some money and do the work yourself.

3. Faucets

Kitchen and bathroom renovations add significant value to your home, but full-fledged renovations can cost thousand of dollars and take weeks -- if not months -- to complete. Instead, replace the faucets in your bathrooms and kitchen for an inexpensive, yet effective way to update the look of the rooms.
Your options for new faucets can range in price from the very modest to more expensive equipment. Choose modern-looking faucets and levers that can be installed without professional assistance for the biggest return on your investment.

4. Storage

Storage is a priority for many buyers, and there's no better way to increase the value of your home than giving buyers what they want. While adding rooms and built-in closets and cabinets can cost you plenty, separate storage units can be purchased and installed without breaking the bank or having to knock down walls in the process.

Storage units that supplement closet space are ideal for presenting a more functional living space. Installing closet organizers or shelving units will add usable space to closets and increase the value of your property.

5. Lighting

Lighting fixtures are another way to add an updated and contemporary look to your home. Lighting fixtures can be installed without the help of a professional, saving you money.

Choose modern lighting fixtures that take advantage of energy efficient lighting options. The aesthetic appeal will please the eye of your potential buyers, while the efficiency will appeal to their wallet.

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Topics: Home Improvement