Investing money, time and energy into renovating your home usually means you want to create a nicer living space and make your daily life cosy, comfortable and enjoyable. Some people, however, renovate their home with another plan – to sell it as soon as possible and therefore use their renovating money to boost the value of their property.
If you too are one of them, here are seven projects you should focus on in order to get the most out of your renovation.
Install New Front Door
Selling your home means presenting it in the best possible way, from the moment your potential customers arrive till they leave. That’s why lots of homeowners who are planning to sell their property invest money into a new front door, because it’s basically the first thing people see when they come to their place.
Curb appeal is everything, and a new front door could mean more than you think. If you can’t afford this investment, though, you can always repaint it and make it seem new and vibrant once again.
Update Kitchen Cabinets
Renovating your kitchen is probably the best way to make more money when selling your home, but this also requires quite a substantial investment, and that’s not something all homeowners are ready to do.
That’s why focusing on kitchen cabinets only is a better idea: this will get your kitchen enough attention and you won’t have to break the bank in order to get some new cabinets. This easy trick is a win-win situation for you, both financially and logistically, so be sure to explore it.
Renovate Bathroom Fixtures
This is another project you won’t have to invest too much money into, but it could have a huge positive effect on your home. Everyone loves a brand new bathroom, but if you can’t afford to renovate one properly, updating your bathroom fixtures will do the trick. New faucets, sinks and mirrors, together with a new bathtub and some new light fixtures will take the elegance of your bathroom to a whole new level and definitely help you sell your home faster.
Spruce up the Garden
A well-maintained outdoor space attracts buyers more than anything else, especially today when so many people are confined to tiny apartments in residential buildings. That’s why investing time and money into sprucing up your backyard could help you sell your home in a matter of days. Mowing the lawn, trimming the hedges and fixing your paving will do wonders for your backyard and make it more beautiful than before. You can also give an old bench some new life, and add a new vibe to the garden.
However, you need to be very careful when choosing the stone for your paving: only proper options such as gravel, pebbles and cobblestones will do, so pay attention when picking the material.
Build a Deck
This is another amazing way to boost the value of your home and make your outdoor space even more attractive. Building a deck is a project most men love to tackle on their own, ready to test their skills and push their own boundaries, and while that’s quite all right, it’s still advisable to consult an expert as well. Decks come in different shapes, sizes and types, and it takes a professional eye to tell you what kind of a deck might suit your home and your outdoor area the most, so don’t be afraid to talk to a couple of professionals first.
Check Your Insulation
Again, investing a ton of money into a property you plan on selling sometime in the future might not seem like the best idea in the world. But if you are a smart homeowner who knows a thing or two about the real estate market, you’ll know how important insulation is. Lots of homes around the world aren’t insulated properly, so if you make sure yours is, the chances of selling it quickly will increase. This is another project you can handle on your own, so you’ll even save some money in the process too.
Repaint the Walls
This is another cheap yet effective way to make a difference in your home and significantly boost its value. You can easily repaint your interior walls on your own with a help of a few friends, and this job shouldn’t take more than a couple of days. Of course, be careful when picking the paint and the color – most people go for popular colors that suit everyone, so try them out first.
Boosting the value of your home and choosing renovations that are guaranteed to get you your money back isn’t easy, but if you manage to choose the right projects, it could have a huge impact on your living space. This might also help you sell your home at a higher price, and that’s something every seller wants to do, so look into these ideas and start turning them into reality.
Author Bio: Kevin has gone through an extensive home renovation with his son, which he has both thoroughly enjoyed, and dreaded every morning. He is now the proud owner of half his dream house (the other half has been waiting for spring). You can read more of Kevin’s work at PlainHelp.
Lindsay C says
Kylie, these are great tips. Walls have been painted and we are onto the kitchen. I was recently looking into cabinet renovation costs but the price quotes I was getting were so high. My friend told me to consider cabinet door replacement and it was the perfect option. My cabinets look brand new and I didn’t have to replace or tear out anything. Highly recommend!