3 Ways To Add Value To Your Home August 2021

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There is nothing more challenging than improving your home to meet your standards and taste while living on a budget. Most homes could do with some type of improvement, but just because you don’t have the money to go big doesn’t mean you can’t improve your living space and increase your home value while you’re at it. 

There’s a lot to be said for a spring clean so it’s wise to start there before you decide what to tackle next. Of course, when you focus on clearing out the old to usher in the new, you have an opportunity to sell off some of your old items to earn some money. Just as you can sell old items for a profit, you might want to consider saving money by buying used online as well! You never know what amazing piece you’ll find for a bargain-basement price. 

A warm welcome

Curb appeal is important, whether you’re greeting guests or trying to sell your home, so it’s a great place to start your renovation journey. Start with the front door. You may have noticed the growing popularity of using a pop of color with a bright red door or even black and painting trims and edges to match. It’s a bold look and it’s an easy one to achieve on a budget. Don’t leave it at that, update house numbers, replace light fixtures, invest in a doormat, and clean up the entrance to your home, inside and out. 

Since you are already tidying up, you may as well spread the joy by tidying up the lawn as well. You might not be able to afford a landscaper, but you can still use elbow grease to make it a lovely area. Prune bushes and shrubs, keep the lawn mowed and edged, and make sure it looks well kept. Spend some time in the garden and get rid of all the weeds. Plant some colorful flowers and add some native flora as well. Don’t underestimate the power of good-looking landscaping – it can increase the value of your home by up to 20%.

It isn’t just the exterior entryway you should consider, you should also take a look at the interior entrance to your home. Take a look at fixtures and lighting and ensure you are offering the warmest, homiest welcome possible. 

The Kitchen

We spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen. It isn’t just where we cook dinner or take our meals, it’s also where we spend time with family and socialize. It’s a major selling point and it’s also one of the most expensive areas to renovate. The good news for anyone working on a budget is that it is the high-end renovations that don’t return your investment. 

The cabinets can make the biggest impact, but as the most costly change, your best bet is to sand them down and handle the paint job yourself. It’s an inexpensive facelift that can make a major difference. If you want to experiment, you might want to use wallpaper

You can also give your countertops an easy upgrade and make changes to your hardware, fixtures, and appliances to update the look and feel of your kitchen. 

The living room

Aside from the kitchen, the living area is where you and your family spend the majority of your time. Your budget might be tight, but with a bit of imagination and hard work, you can make the living room pop. 

Neutral

The most effective improvement you can tackle on a budget is paint. A fresh coat of paint will ensure any room looks updated, clean, and bright. Use neutral colors as this will appeal to a wide range of people. Accessories are where you can focus your personality with bright colors, textures, and patterns. 

It’s a cheap renovation idea that produces expensive-looking results. Natural light can change everything, but not everyone is lucky enough to have plenty of it. If you can’t take advantage of natural light, use lighting fixtures to make the most of things. 

Organize

Clutter isn’t just stressful it can also detract from the look of your home. Organize the area and implement storage solutions where possible. Get the chaos under control and the room will look far bigger, neater, and brighter. That’s value! 

While you’re in the process of organizing, you may also want to consider rearranging your furniture to create a more comfortable, spacious living area. Whatever you do, make sure you keep your home comfortable. A catalog home looks amazing, but it may not be practical for your family.

Final thoughts

The most important thing to remember is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to add value to your home. Start by making simple changes, and work your way up. Every home is different, so use that to your advantage by giving your home a unique touch. With the easy home upgrades mentioned above, you will add some serious value to the property.