It’s time to spruce up your home while also increasing its value. Your time is valuable, so why take the time to renovate your home when it doesn’t add value to your home. Finding the right project that will add value to your home can sometimes be challenging. On that front, we have some ideas for you. Some projects have a record of increasing your home’s value.
Carpets tend to get some of the worst treatment in the whole house. People either leave their shoes on, spill liquids, or track in mud. You may regularly vacuum your carpets, which is excellent, but there is more service to your carpets that you can do. Get the suds and start scrubbing! Cleaning your carpets is a simple task that doesn’t cost much, but its results can go far.
Carpets and walls are the first things people notice in a home. If your carpet has noticeable stains, then that will immediately turn off a potential buyer. Maybe your carpets don’t have any large noticeable stains? That’s great! However, it’s still essential to clean the carpets to give it that extra clean feel. People notice when things seem extra fresh, making them feel like they are in a more expensive home.
Oh, and do you have pets? Then this is a definite must since future home buyers might not have or want pets so they might not be used to any pet smells. Make sure you buy cleaning products that are pet-friendly that also get rid of pet odors and stains.
Remember when I said the first thing potential buyers notices are the walls and carpets? If you have crummy walls, then the buyers won’t care how good your carpets look. Walls get chipped, and over time colors fade out of popularity. Nows, that time to take action and add life back into your walls.
Some colors add value to your home more than others, according to a Zillow report. A living room painted warm tan with pink undertones could send a home price up 1.3 percent, more than any other color. Take the test to see what other places you can improve.
A flower garden at the entrance of your home can add loads of curb appeal. To start, you’re going to want to start by defining the bed edge before beginning. Use a sharp spade to slice into vegetation. With the blade embedded into the soil, move the shovel around to form an open trench. If you use herbicide to remove vegetation, create a physical barrier or shield using cardboard, plastic, or lumber to prevent any spray from drifting onto surrounding plants.
According to Zillow, if you add periwinkle blue in the bathroom, your home price could be 1.3 percent higher. That’s small work for a big pay off! Another thing you can do is decorate your bathroom. Take some time and start to create a vision board for what you’d like your bathroom to look like. Get some magazines, or if you prefer to make a Pinterest board, and start collecting ideas that speak to you. People also notice how clean the bathroom appears to be; that’s what people find essential.
Spruce up The Entrance
Jumping back to painting, Zillow reports that having a black front door can increase the sales price by 2.9 percent. The flower garden can even be apart of sprucing up your entrance. Add a reef that honors the season, and it’s a small thing that creates a “homely” feeling. Be sure to give everything a nice clean so that it appears maintained and loved.
Let’s not forget an essential part of the entrance to your home, the walkway. First impressions are crucial, so make sure to borrow or rent a power washer and spray down your walls and sidewalk. This washes away any decay that time creates so that you have a pristine entrance.
No matter what, no single idea will work on its own, it’s going to take work and commitment to complete multiple projects at home. Take a few as inspiration and start setting time aside to do these mini-projects, and before you know it, you’ll be complete and have a home you might not want to leave anymore. There’s no guarantee that you’ll get what you’re asking for, but you’re much more likely to put time and effort into your home.