How to Improve Your Homes Desirability on a Budget
When it comes purchasing or selling a home, having a good first impression will take you a long way. Major renovations total overhauls of your home have a massive impact on your home's value; you don't need to remodel your kitchen or add a new in-ground pool if you have the desire to sell your home. Believe it or not, there are many, proven methods to boost your home's overall desirability through relatively low-cost, simple changes. These simple changes can significantly improve your home's curb appeal and even go as far as increasing the value of your home.
Selling your home can appear to be a daunting and stressful task, you want to get the best deals on your home as you can. You were setting the intention of selling your home, yet you want to boost your curb appeal first, all on a budget, read on to find out how.
Add a New Door
If you want to spruce up the exterior of your home and can afford a few hundred extra dollars for your home renovation, I would highly consider purchasing a new door. Granted a new door is costlier when painting your home or replacing some exterior lighting but a new door can spruce up your home's exterior. If you don't have the money in your budget for a new door, you can clean up your existing door by replacing hinges, knobs, and giving it a fresh coat of paint.
Improve your exterior lighting
Having bright and modern exterior lighting options will go a long way was giving your home in makeover on a budget. If you want to give your home a good first impression during the night, consider updating your home's exterior lighting to accentuate your home's natural beauty and landscaping. Try adding an external light fixture near your entryways and other features that would increase the beauty of your home. Just be very selective with where you choose to put new lighting because too much lighting can draw unnecessary attention to your home's visible flaws.
Spruce up your Landscaping
This is one of the most important features to update your home's curb appeal. If your home's landscaping is in poor condition by having dead plants and ugly grass, you are immediately decreasing the value of your home. Work hard to maintain your home's Landscaping and ensure that it is in Prime condition before adding your home on the market. Having beautiful landscaping can be the difference between selling your home and being stuck with it. Granted, landscaping can be expensive and time-consuming but consider it an investment towards your future. Get creative and change up landscaping layout of your home, add new plants, or even consider hiring a professional landscaper to give your house a sophisticated twist. First appearances are everything so don't skimp out on this vital aspect.
Location location location
I wouldn't recommend worrying about keeping up with the Joneses, butt having an idea of the context of the neighborhood you live in will go a long way and creating an exterior that complements the community you live in and nearby houses. Having a home that encourages community involvement and adds to the appearance of a well-kept neighborhood will significantly increase the value of your home.
Believe it or not, a dirty driveway can give your home the appearance of being dirty and unkempt. Break out the old power washer power wash your driveway, walkways, and the exterior of your home to restore your homes curb appeal. Do your part and making your neighborhood a neat, clean, and tidy place to live.
Updating the interior of your home
Before you panic and think I mean remodeling your kitchen or your bathroom, take a deep breath and relax. There are so many different, cost-effective ways to increase the desirability of your home when you're trying to sell. Some of these methods include painting cabinet doors and replacing Hardware such as handles and hinges to give your kitchen a clean and updated appearance. In my personal experience, I've also found that's giving the house a good deep cleaning, such as scrubbing the carpet and washing down walls will give your home a cleaner more positive vibe. The sky's the limit when it comes to these two little fixes so feel free to get creative and make your home beautiful again.
Selling your home doesn't have to be scary or expensive. There are so many ways to increase your home's desirability on a budget. There are so many resources on the internet you can use to find these little simple fixes to increase the value of your home, search the internet or ask some friends who specialize in this sort of thing and make a plan and figure out your budget; it's as simple as that.
Thank you to Jon Reyes who wrote this article. Jon is a guest author from Clearwells and is a respected and expert voice in a plethora of health related subjects with over 10 years of writing under her belt.