Updating old kitchens, dated bathrooms, and unattractive features around your house adds value to your home. If you’re looking to sell now or down the road, these updates can mean a much bigger profit you can’t afford to miss. If you can’t afford to make the updates now, you might wonder how you’re going to renovate your home to update old features and make it more livable. Budgets aren’t always easy to work with, but there numerous updates and upgrades you can make without spending a fortune. It’s often the simplest changes that make the biggest impact, which means it’s time to figure out where to put your money.
Studio 29 said, “Nothing makes a difference like a coat of paint.” It’s so simple many people forget that a coat of paint can change the entire face of a home whether it’s outdoors or in. One way to make your home look newer and more stylish is with paint. Think neutral colors throughout. Light colors make homes look larger and fresh, and painting the exterior of your home can make it pop in your neighborhood. Paint is inexpensive, and it’s easy to do it yourself. Think light greys, light tans, and other light neutral colors throughout the house to keep it light, bright, and beautiful.
2- Update Your Cabinets
Many homes would look significantly better with new cabinets in the baths and kitchens, but many homeowners can’t afford to spend tens of thousands of dollars on new cabinets. If your kitchen and bathroom cabinets are in good condition, try painting them. It’s not the difficult job you might imagine. It’s time-consuming because all the doors need to be removed, primed, and painted on both sides, but it’s worthwhile. Go light and bright with white or other shades of off-white, and see what a difference it makes.
If your cabinets aren’t in great condition or they’re dated, have them refaced, If the bones are good, you can purchase new cabinet doors at any home improvement store that are more functional, nicer looking, and not so dated. Place them on the cabinets, paint the entire thing, and see what you get. It’s a much-less expensive way to update an entire room and add substantial value to your home.
3- Update Your Features
You needn’t spend thousands of dollars updating everything around your home if you want to make a big impact. Look around your home at the smallest features. Cabinet pulls, doorknobs, light fixture, outlets, and the other small features might not seem so noticeable, but they make a big impact. Try exchanging dated knobs and fixtures with more elegant, newer items. This can change the entire face of any room in an instant. Instead of a boring light in the foyer, add a gorgeous chandelier right from the local home improvement store. You can buy one that looks glass but it’s made of plastic so the price is affordable. No one will be able to tell since they can’t see it up close, but the impact is serious.
Replace your mailbox, paint the front door a bold, beautiful color, and paint the fence. These are small upgrades that make a large difference. Upgraded faucets and light fixtures are money makers when it’s time to sell. Buyers see the details, and that’s what they remember.
Working with a budget might seem intimidating when it comes to upgrading and updating your home, but it’s only because you don’t know how to make a little go a long way. It’s time to focus on the smaller upgrades around the house. They make a big impact, and they can change the face of your entire home. If you find yourself unsure where to start, walk through your house with the eyes of a buyer and see what needs updating. Now ask yourself how you can make those changes without spending thousands of dollars, and get started. Most homeowners see dated kitchens and think total renovation when all they need is a coat of paint and some new fixtures that are all within the budget.