When you think of trying to increase your home value, it may bring to mind big, dusty construction projects with a hefty price tag attached. You might wonder if there are a few smaller steps you can take that will draw the attention of a buyer but without making too much of a dent in your wallet.
Giving your home value a boost can be a fun way to tap into your creative side. Many small improvements simply require looking around your home and seeing what could be better with a little change:
Update your cabinet hardware: Look at your drawer pulls and cabinet knobs. Are those tiny brass flamingo drawer pulls you bought when you were in your “I’d rather be living in Florida” phase suddenly noticeable to you? Or maybe they’re not so much quirky as just dirty and tired-looking. You may not have the budget to install new cabinets or even reface your existing ones, but it doesn’t take much money to update the hardware.
Install a programmable thermostat: This is a small investment, but it helps reduce energy costs and you’ll enjoy your bedroom being the exact right temperature when you turn in each night. Buyers like to see a programmable thermostat because if they’re purchasing a bigger home, the increased cost of heating it can be offset with the assurance that they’ll have a lot of control over those costs.
Replace that baby blue toilet: If you’re more on the practical side, it may be hard to convince yourself that a working, pastel-colored toilet might turn away a buyer. Trust Dani Beyer Real Estate when we say, “This is worth it!” A new, stylish toilet may not be the feature that sells your home, but an old toilet could be the feature that prevents a sale.
Re-glaze the tub: A stained bathtub that’s lost its sheen has a seemingly inordinate level of power when it comes to turning off buyers. For a small investment, you can either have your tub re-glazed or pay a professional to do it. It takes a few days before you can use the finished tub, but it will be worth the time.
Get a new front door: While this isn’t the smallest investment in bringing up your home value, it really carries a lot of weight in its ability to attract potential buyers. Even if you can’t swing a new front door, a fresh coat of paint can make your house look inviting. Dani Beyer Real Estate can help you choose just the right color to enhance the appearance of your home!
At Dani Beyer Real Estate, we know that sometimes the smallest of budgets can make the biggest impact! Contact us for more ideas on giving your home an updated look that will help your home sell fast!