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5 Budget Friendly Upgrades That Will Increase Your Home’s Resale Value
There are affordable ways to leave a good impression on those who might want to buy your house. By knowing what will be a deciding factor for your potential buyer, you can choose to spend money on specific problem areas, which is a manageable goal when your home is competing with new houses and condos.
Put your best foot forward with fresh paint
Any home that’s been lived in will show evidence of use, especially on the walls and floors. Walls will bear scuffs, scratches, small holes, dents and marks which are difficult to fix, so your best option for removing all these blemishes is to paint over it. You could do the job like a professional, including sanding to remove the top layer and applying a primer, but be warned that the task is messy and work-intensive. For walls that are light coloured to begin with, you can use a similar colour of paint or you can choose to go darker.
Brighter is better
Although mood lighting is great for social events, a well-lit room will make the space look bigger than it would otherwise, and a bigger space commands a higher asking price. Allow more natural light into your rooms by drawing back the window treatments. Fix broken blinds so that you can pull them back as far as possible and replace heavy curtains with window treatments that are either lighter in colour and fabric thickness.
Maintain your yard
There will always be chores to be done around the house, but while you’re showing your home, it’s important to maximize your property’s potential. Yardwork includes:
- Removing dead branches and trees
- Pruning overgrown brush
- Mowing the lawn
- Raking leaves
Removing clutter to create space
Clutter accumulates easily around the house, but there are some items that require serious elbow grease. Old furniture might need an extra set of hands to move, and you will have to check with your waste disposal service to see if they accept large items.
Selling an older home when teardowns are the trend
An older house has value beyond the land it’s sitting on, and the way to preserve an old home without having to commit to a fixer-upper is to gut it completely before moving in. In this case, the house will be valued for “good bones,” meaning the house must be in good working order.
If you’re looking to renovate your home, contact our team today. We specialize in old home and heritage home renovations.