10 Small Improvements That Will Make Your House Worth More by allan wickerson

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Renovating your entire house is a big decision. One that most people lack funds for. If your house is looking like it’s in a worse position than it was a few years ago but you can’t really afford a full-scale renovation, what is to be done?

1. Paint

When selling a house, aesthetic appeal is the most important factor in getting a buyer interested. After all, the first thing they are going to see is precisely the exterior and how well-kept does the house look. Aged walls and an outdated color scheme will cause the price of the house to go down. Adding a fresh layer of paint is comparatively inexpensive and also highly effective. Professional painters charge you around $4,000 for their labor and materials to paint the exterior of a 2,500-square-foot house, and around $5,500 for the interior. You can save a ton of money by DIY.

2. Floorboards

A great way of increasing your property’s value without spending a lot is by updating the floorboards. If you are buying a different floorboard kind in one room, you might need to replace it in every room in order to not disrupt the color & aesthetic balance. If you can’t afford wooden floorboards, consider getting a carpet instead. Go for a neutral color with both.

3. Bathroom Appeal

People are viewing bathrooms more and more like a place of luxury and not a simple room to do your work and leave. First of all, re-grout your bathroom tiles (if they are too damaged then you are better off just getting new tiles). Make them look brand new to increase the value. Replace some outdated cabinets and install a power shower. Underground heating is also a top contender as it gives off a contemporary appeal.

4. Structural Defects

This is one of the most important things when determining the value of your home. A defect here and there can lose you a ton of value even though they are relatively cheap to fix. They can be as small as a cracked lintel. Make sure that the water is running properly and that no faucets are leaky. If you have damp or mold, don’t worry. It’s not that expensive to fix, and it pays off immensely when selling the house.

5. Trim the Plants

Cheap, but effective. Grab some gardening tools and trim the bushes and grass. A welcoming house means an interested buyer.

6. Open up Your Spaces

Now this is where it becomes complicated. The value of your house is highly determined by its structure. Tearing down key walls can make the price go up, but tearing down improperly leads to a decrease in value as well as wasted work and money. A floor plan along with a stable and durable home is imperative. Hi Cement Rendering offers great rendering services and more, which can help you reach the maximum efficiency for house value whilst not wasting a ton of money doing so.

7. Finish up any Minor Repairs Around the House

If you think that a buyer won’t notice the crack in the floor or the leaky kitchen faucet, sorry to disappoint you, they will. They might not mind one or two things, but if it keeps accumulating it will damage the value of the house extensively. This is why you need to pay attention to every little detail. Having brand new wooden floorboards is great, but it’s wasted if coupled with a leaky faucet. Don’t be lazy. Fix what needs fixing, you will be thankful you made the extra effort later.

8. A Well-Lit Home

Lighting gives off the atmosphere you aim to establish. A few lighting variations you can do are adding more natural lighting to make the place seem livelier, building a couple of windows establishes this well. Recessed lighting gives off a more expensive appeal, placing a couple of them in the kitchen and living room are good stylistic choices. Going overboard causes unnecessary lighting bills, as well as a feeling of too much lighting in a room. You don’t want people to walk into your living room only to go blind!

9. Exterior Appeal

First impressions aren’t decisive, but they are important and usually long-lasting. The first impression the buyer gets is viewing the house from the street. If they feel disgusted, you can be sure that it won’t go smoothly. This tip highlights yard trimming and house painting. Add a few flowers here and there and make the place more lively.

10. Upgrades That Reduce Maintenance Around the House

When people look for buying a new house, they will usually want to put in less effort into maintaining it unless it was by their own hand. This is why building a pool is actually detrimental to the value of the property. If the buyer is not a swimming person or just can’t be bothered with the upkeep, why would he pay more for it? Instead, focus on quality of life upgrades like repairing the roof, implementing sprinklers, etc.

Unfortunately, there are some things that are beyond our capabilities of appraising the property value. Dig up information about how well your neighborhood is perceived, how large is the criminal activity and if there is a ceiling price.