Do you ever get the itch to remodel your home?
I mean, who doesn’t get excited about the idea of a sleek new kitchen and gliding your hand across the smooth surface of polished granite. Or how about getting rid of that carpet and being able to do a down-the-hall slide in your socks thanks to sun-soaked hardwood floors? Then, of course, you tell the kids not to do that…
As an added bonus, painting and other home remodeling projects are not just fun to live with, but they also add to your property value and increase curb appeal. This is especially handy if you are trying to sell your home.
So, what do you do when you need to increase your home’s marketability, but also need to do it in a budget-friendly way? Is this possible?
Your Home Offers More Than You Think!
You can make some awesome changes around your home on a thin budget. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Refinish your front door – Curb appeal and first impressions are the name of the game. A bright, clean, freshly painted or stained door creates a finished, aesthetically pleasing appearance.
- Landscape – It costs nothing more than the price of hedge-clippers to make sure that your bushes aren’t overgrown. Even if they aren’t exactly award-winning rose bushes, neat landscaping goes a long way when it comes to making your property appealing.
- Refinish your hardwood flooring – This is a little more involved of a project, but if you can refinish your floors it will pay a huge return on a relatively small investment.
- Replace your counters – If you can swing it financially, replacing kitchen counters can transform the look of your kitchen. There are some quality, budget-friendly options that can be found by doing a little research, too.
- New hardware for your cabinets – It’s amazing what new hardware will do for your kitchen. A simple update can work wonders.
- Make the most of all your spaces – You can’t really wave a magic wand and create spaces where there aren’t any (although it sure would be cool if you could), but you can make the spaces you have all appear to be useable. For example, rather than let your basement be just a giant catch-all that will look like a lost cause to your potential buyer, take the time to organize it with some shelving and make it look ready to go and functional.