Not all home improvement projects have to be extremely expensive to be beneficial. There are some things you can do around your house that that can increase it’s value without breaking the bank. Whether you are looking to sell your home soon or just trying to increase your curb appeal, consider looking into these projects that can help increase your home’s property value.
Update your Kitchen
Many people consider the kitchen to be the heart of the home and simply by applying a fresh coat of paint or updating appliances can breathe new life into the space. By investing a few thousand dollars into your kitchen, you can expect to recoup 60%- 110% of your investment. You should consider updating to stainless steel appliances, along with your cabinetry to incorporate a more contemporary design, which will help appeal to the millennial buyer. You should also consider switching to quartz countertops, which are scratch resistant and require little upkeep.
Installing Energy-Efficient Lighting and Appliances
We live in an age where we must do everything in our ability to conserve our energy resources, which is why many newer homes feature energy-efficient lighting and appliances. If you can’t afford to install solar panels or energy-efficient heat and cooling system, you could also update your lighting and incorporate Energy Star-rated appliances and lighting, which is better for the environment and helps save you money.
Update the Front Door
The entrance of your home greatly affects the overall curb appeal of your home, which of course includes your entry door. The door to your home should complement your home’s overall design, but not distract from it. Any sort of exterior upgrades will greatly increase the value of your home. Whether you choose a door made of wood, panels, or decorative stained glass, a new door will definitely increase the value of your home.
Make Sure Your Home is Clean
There is nothing more attractive than a clean home, especially for a potential new buyer. The last thing a potential buyer wants to experience is walking into a cluttered, dirty, or unorganized house. You should also make sure the yard is neat and tidy. For larger items, you can call a junk removal company to come and haul away anything you’re looking to get rid of. A little deep cleaning can add up to $5000 to your home’s resale value. Cleaning is an inexpensive way to make your home more attractive and livable. Buyers prefer a clean and pristine home, especially if they’re paying hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Never Underestimate the Power of Painting
There is no better feeling for a buyer, then walking into a room, which has a fresh coat of coat. Painting the exterior or interior of your home is a classic upgrade that will drastically increase the overall value of your home. You should consider investing in high-quality paints, which offer the best protection. For the interior colors, I recommend going with whites or off-whites, which allows the buyer to envision the space as their own.
Consider Small Bathroom Updates
There is a variety of different do it yourself tricks you can do to refresh your bathroom space, without having to spend thousands of dollars. You could consider installing a new shower lining, along with bathroom fixtures. You may also want to consider updating or install new cabinetry, such as floating shelves or additional towel racks.
Read More Tips from Our Lockhart Realty Team
These home interior upgrades are just the start of what you can do to increase your home’s value and curb appeal in the Lockhart real estate market. For more home selling tips like this, check out our previous article on the importance of a home’s lawn when selling. Or read our recommendations on staging homes for sale in Lockhart TX.