For people who love to shop, there is a guilt-free way to get your consumer fix – spending money on things that will increase your home’s value.
It’s like spending and not spending at the same time.
Beware, though; not all home improvements are made equal. Some work might even reduce your home’s value, so choose wisely before embarking on any home improvement projects.
Here are a few suggestions which, if carried out to a good standard, should increase your home’s resale price.
Refresh the paintwork
There’s nothing that will drag your home’s appearance down so completely as dirty or peeling paint.
Happily, giving your rooms a fresh coat of paint is one of the easiest ways to give your space an instant lift.
To make your home appealing to as many people as possible – which is key to getting the best price for it when you come to sell – try to stick with a neutral palette on the walls and personalize with color accents using soft furnishings, accessories, and artworks instead.
Retouch the bathroom
Grimy-looking bathrooms can be very off-putting, but once sealants and tile grout have passed their best, no amount of scrubbing will help.
For a budget-friendly bathroom revamp, instead of giving your bathroom a complete remodel, simply keep the fixtures and fittings and apply new sealant and grout, offering an instant facelift.
Update the kitchen
There’s nothing more appealing to buyers than a well-designed kitchen, so an update in this area makes great financial sense.
You can opt for a full remodel or simply replace cabinet fronts, tiles, and flooring, which will also produce great results.
To make your kitchen work better for you, choose cabinets with clever storage, smart appliances and maximize countertop space where possible.
Replace the sidings
First impressions are everything, so a run-down exterior is a huge fail when it comes to making the most of your home’s potential.
To give your property an instant facelift, look into siding replacement available in a variety of materials from wood and cedar to vinyl and fiber cement.
Siding should last up to 10 years, but if yours is peeling, rotting, or showing holes or other damage, it’s definitely time to get it replaced.
Utilize your yard
By making your yard a usable space, you are essentially creating an extra room outside of your house.
An area to just sit and relax, somewhere for outside dining, and a garden area full of color and scent is the perfect balance for an outside space.
You don’t need a huge yard to achieve this either. With a bit of thought and some clever furniture designed especially for smaller spaces, you can create something which ticks all the boxes.
So while all of these projects will cost money to carry out in the first place, you can be satisfied with the knowledge that you are simply tying that money into your home’s value, so when you come to sell it, it should be worth more thanks to your savvy home shopping.