Are you looking to sell your home in the not-so-distant future? If so, it probably goes without saying that you want to sell it for as much as you possibly can. However, when you look around your home, you might think that given the current condition of your home, you probably won't get near what you would like to get.
While it's true that sometimes you do have to spend money to make money, in the case of increasing your home's value, you don't have to spend as much as you might think. Before you invest in remodeling your entire kitchen or bath, both of which can be quite costly endeavors, consider giving these less expensive home improvement projects a go.
Give the Kitchen a Facelift
The kitchen is one of the most important spaces in a home, and it can certainly affect your home's worth; however, you don't have to invest in an entire remodel to boost your resale value.
Instead of a complete overhaul, give the kitchen a less expensive facelift. Paint the cabinet faces and replace the hardware; retile the backsplash and install new appliances. Even simple things, like adding new area rugs and hanging up pictures, can increase your kitchen's value.
Brush Up the Bath
Next to the kitchen, bathrooms are the spaces that most home buyers are interested in. Like the kitchen, you don't have to completely redo your bathroom in order to increase the resale value of your house.
Instead of spending tons of cash on a remodel, try these less expensive improvements:
Replace the Windows
Energy efficiency is extremely important today's house hunters, and the windows play a huge part in a home's energy efficiency.
If your windows are the originals to the house, or if you replaced them decades ago, they aren't up to current energy efficient standards. Invest in energy efficient window replacement and you'll definitely see a return on your investment when you sell your home.
Storage is another important feature that house hunters are looking for. The more storage your home has, the more valuable it will be.
Take the time to organize your closets. Install closet organizing systems so that you can maximize the storage you have available. If your house doesn't have tons of storage, work with what you have. For example, you can transform unused space under a staircase into a storage area with a few shelves.
With these low cost renovation ideas, you will be able to increase the value of your home and put more money in your pocket when you sell it.
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