I know quite a few bloggers who have recently moved or are looking to move home. It can be a challenging time for anyone where finances are concerned, even more so perhaps for many with chronic illness where jobs have been lost or hours reduced due to illness. To take a break from the health-related, I’m sharing a lifestyle guest post today on a few ways to help boost house value without spending a small fortune. Enjoy 🙂
When you want to sell your house, you want it to sell out for a good price. For this reason, you need to invest in your house to add its value. Now, hearing that you need to invest in something seems like an expensive idea, which it might be if you don’t tread carefully. However, there are other tips to increase your house’s value in a less costly way. When you are on a budget, you need to take things slow and steady, one step at a time. It isn’t necessary that you need to have lots of money to renovate your house. It can be easily done in a cost-effective way.
1. Improving Curb Appeal
First impressions are always important. The potential buyers start to judge your house when they haven’t even entered your house. Just the look of a bad front yard, bad paint, and broken doors can make a bad impression on the buyers. This process is more of a DIY type, so you don’t have to spend any money. Mow your front yard to make it look clean, paint your fences and main door, add plants if you don’t have any yard, clear up the driveway, make sure the lighting looks good. Fix any minor things because they will make a difference in the overall appeal of your house.
2. Maintenance Is Important
Most of the buyers are concerned about how well the house is maintained. This includes keeping your electronics in check. Make sure that all of your electrical sockets are in proper condition. Install new ones if it is broken. The HVAC system is another thing to be maintained. You can make small fixes from professionals. The modern HVAC systems add value to your house and increase the chances of getting sold.
3. Update Damaged Floors
Damaged flooring can be a deal breaker for most people. You can have your hardwood floor refinished and make them good as new. Laminating your floors is also a good idea as it adds much more value to your house, and you may get as much as 91% of your investment back if you add lamination in your floors or marble tops of your kitchen. It gives a shiny look and makes your house look clean which many people like to see. If you cannot afford total lamination, at least try to get laminate flooring in your living and dining area.
4. Make Your House Look New
Painting is the most common way to make your house look new. It is very cheap and will be a great investment. Another way of making your house look new is to clear the clutter. A clean house is way more appealing from the inside and it attracts the potential buyers. Decluttering will make your house look more spacious. Use air fresheners, open the curtains to let the light in, making your house airy by removing unnecessary furniture and maybe adding subtle décor pieces is a very good way of adding value to your house.
[ This is a sponsored guest post & as such the ideas expressed here are that of the author. ]