It’s a seller’s market right now, and you’re finally ready to participate. If you have the time and money, and want to grow the value of your house before hitting the market, here are a few ideas of renovations that could get you even more cash.
Backyard entertainment has become extremely popular with the goals of trying to have safe outdoor gatherings with friends and family during the pandemic. Fire pits are a simple way to elevate the backyard and have a central attraction, no matter the time of year.
Front and backyard landscaping will help attract buyers to your home, as curb appeal
goes beyond just the exterior look of the house. A welcoming front yard will gain curb appeal and stand out to buyers that don’t need to plant or design anything on their own.
Due to the huge increase of working from home, the home office has become a lot more vital than years before. Having a separate space for remote workers to have privacy to conduct business and to keep it away from the other comforts from home will gain more attention. If you don’t have an extra room to set dedicate to a home office, get creative with trying to stage a space as a productive work area.
Some low cost cosmetic fixes could be pulling the weeds or filling cracks along the driveway, it may not seem like much but the upkeep will show that you cared for the house and also present much better. A tip for photography, is to hose down or water pressure the driveway to get rid of any stains and leave the cement sparkly.
The kitchen is always seen as one of the most important rooms of a house, and what homebuyers could potentially center their whole decision around. Of course, it’s important to avoid any design decisions that are too personalized and unique, and sometimes it may not be in the budget to do a full remodel before listing. One trick to spruce up the kitchen without spending a fortune is to update light fixtures. A few other low budget ideas are to change the cabinet hardware and a quality peel and stick backsplash.
Similarly to the kitchen, bathrooms also will sway homebuyers, although it is also another room that could get costly to redo. With the pandemic raising questions on cleanliness, a few upgrades that will help you stick out for functionality over aesthetic are hygienic conscious tools. This can range from motion censored lights, touchless faucets, or even a bidet.
After reading these six tips for low budget house improvements, here are a few things that you should definitely avoid if you plan on giving your home a makeover before listing.