As a rule, we all like the idea of keeping our houses clean. Sure, you might have the odd toy underfoot, or maybe have a bad habit of shoving old pizza boxes in the stove until the next trash day (anyone?), but overall your home is a place that you try take some pride in.
Besides, you never know when company might take you by surprise”¦
Nothing, however, brings your home’s shortcomings to the surface more quickly than the process of selling your house. Your dusty to-do list suddenly doesn’t seem so harmless. So, what do you do if you want to finish some home improvement projects, but need to do so on a budget?
Budget-Friendly Home Improvement
Here are a few strategies for how to increase home value for not a lot of expense:
Refinish your front door – Curb appeal and first impressions are the name of the game. A bright, clean, freshly painted or stained door creates a finished, aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Landscape – It costs nothing more than the price of hedge-clippers to make sure that your bushes aren’t overgrown. Even if they aren’t exactly award-winning rose bushes, neat landscaping goes a long way when it comes to making your property appealing.
Refinish your hardwood flooring – This is a little more involved of a project, but if you can refinish your floors it will pay a huge return on a relatively small investment.
Replace your counters – If you can swing it financially, replacing kitchen counters can transform the look of your kitchen. There are some quality, budget-friendly options that can be found by doing a little research, too.
New hardware for your cabinets – It’s amazing what new hardware will do for your kitchen. A simple update can work wonders.
Make the most of all your spaces – You can’t really wave a magic wand and create spaces where there aren’t any (although it sure would be cool if you could), but you can make the spaces you have all appear to be useable. For example, rather than let your basement be just a giant catch-all that will look like a lost cause to your potential buyer, take the time to organize it with some shelving and make it look ready to go and functional.
Do You Need a Professional Painter?
If you are in a home-selling mood, or maybe just a “let’s-finally-finish-this-project” kind of mood, contacting a local painting company is a great idea, and one of the best ways to increase home value. Whether it be an interior or exterior project, or maybe one that requires surface restoration, leaving it to an expert can be a great investment.
We hope you will consider contacting us at A.G. Williams Painting! It would be our pleasure to help in any way we can”¦ although we do draw the line at throwing out pizza boxes.