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Low-Cost Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

Jan 20, 2022 10:15:39 AM

Whether you're looking to sell your home, or enjoy it for yourself, making low-cost home improvements can make a major impact. Before you put your home on the market, we recommend looking into cost-effective ways to bring up your home's value. Here are our budget-friendly home improvement tips:


  1. A fresh coat of paint goes a long way, whether it's just for one room, or the whole interior of your home. This can make a real difference when selling, especially if it had been awhile since the last coat of paint. If you're willing to paint yourself, this can be incredibly cost-effective. You'll likely only spend a couple hundred dollars. When painting to sell, choose a neutral colour that creates a blank canvas in the minds of potential buyers.
  2. Stage the home for potential buyers by removing clutter. Create a welcoming space that's full of potential. Staging a home makes it that much easier for potential buyers to visualize themselves living in the space. Remove all items that would serve no purpose to these individuals. Clearing clutter can also feel beneficial to you, especially before undergoing a move yourself. You may also consider hiring a company to professionally stage your home, but this won't be as cost-effective.
  3. Replace your knobs and handles. This seems like a small change, but it can make a huge impact on how up-to-date your home appears. By adding modern, clean handles and doorknobs, this acts as a refresh for the overall look of your home. Not only that, but replacing handles and doorknobs can increase functionality, as some of your older handles could be worn out. If you're happy with your existing handles and doorknobs, examine each of them to make sure they don't need to be tightened with a screwdriver.
  4. Replace your light fixtures. Another small change that can make such an impact. If you have outdated, dimly lit fixtures throughout your home, you may want to think about replacing them to create a more welcoming space for potential buyers. The cost of light fixtures can range from inexpensive, to moderate, to relatively expensive. You can do some shopping around to find the best deal.
  5. Curb appeal matters. The appearance of your home's exterior can matter just as much to potential buyers as the interior. Curb appeal increases property value more than you may realize, especially in the warmer seasons. Adding greenery, trees, and flowers creates another living space outside, where people will enjoy spending their time. Make sure to do some yard maintenance beforehand: mow the lawn, trim the bushes, clean the gutters, etc.

Make sure to speak with one of our experts at 1-855-485-0959 for additional tips and resources before taking the steps towards selling your home.

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Gina Schopfer

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