Inspect and Increase the Value of Your Home without Spending Too Much
Posted on Jun 30, 2014
You might not be considering to sell your home right now, but in times you need money or if you plan to buy a new home, you have to prepare your home for the best possible circumstances. You have to increase your home’s value to be able to sell it at a much higher price. Improving your home’s value does not necessarily mean to hurt your pocket. There are cheap and affordable ways to increase the value of your home without spending too much. If you don’t know how, read on to find out.
Clean your home. How could cleaning and de-cluttering increase your home’s value? Of course, when you clean and de-clutter your home, your house will look more appealing to your potential buyers. If they like it, you can sell it at a higher price. You should also aim to make your home look more spacious. Remove and throw away unnecessary items inside your home. If you have already some rundown furniture, eliminate them. If you have several stacks of paper, throw them away. As much as possible, remove all the junk. After de-cluttering your home, clean it thoroughly. Scrub the floors, walls, windows and etc. Clean everything visible and not visible – clean the corners and bottoms of the furniture, roof gutters, and etc. If you don’t have time to clean your home, then you may hire a professional cleaning service to do the job for you.
Do a paint job. If the paint job of your home is already faded, do a new one. With paint, all that gloomy and dreary atmosphere will be gone. Paint makes your home look lively and well cared for. Before doing a paint job, patch up the holes first so that the walls will appear smoother when painted. For a better finish, you can apply and use a primer coat. The color of the paint to be used should match the interior design of your house so that it won’t look off or awkward. Pay close attention to your living room, kitchen and bathroom. If these areas are not painted well, your potential buyer might not like it. Your living room receives the visitors of the house whereas the kitchen and bathroom reflect how well you cared for your house.
Put up new curtains and blinds. Curtains and blinds are affordable. These make your home look like a home. Select curtains or blinds that match the interior design of your home. Choose a lively color or light ones will do. Dark colored curtains or blinds will only make your home feel dull and dreary. Safe color options would be white, cream, and anything light and cool to the eyes. Curtains and blinds are necessary since it blocks off sunlight, wind, dust and etc. It also makes your home increase its value due to its lovely appearance.
Indeed, increasing the value of your home can be done in cheaper ways. You don’t have to spend much money. Just clean, de-clutter, paint and put up new curtains.