Tips to Fix-Up a Property Without Breaking The Bank
Fixing up a property is often a challenge that wears on your bank account. Whether you are trying to bring a few updates to your home to make it more enjoyable for your family or if you are trying to fix up and modernize for a sale, there is sure to be a lot of hard work and cash involved.
Selling your home in today’s market can be a challenge. When your house needs a little elbow grease, it can be even harder to sell. So many buyers want to walk into a home that feels done. A few little changes to your home can make your house more welcoming, increase the market value of your home, let you make the most of the space, and make it look better all around.
If you don’t have the money to do a top to bottom remodel, don’t fret. There are countless changes around the house that can be done with a low budget…and let’s face it, who doesn’t want to save some money?
We have gathered a list below of the little things that you can do that will help you add value to your home (no matter what budget you have).
Think small: Small changes can make a huge difference
- Change your outdated cabinet knobs and pulls for something a little more modern.
- Replace curtains or comforters in the bedroom, change the shower curtain and towels in the bathroom, put out matching curtains and tea towels in the kitchen, and swap out your table cloth.
- Keep your house clean and organized. Consider getting your home professionally cleaned once; keep the cleaning up to date with a weekly and monthly cleaning schedule. No one wants to walk into a messy home!
The great outdoors: make their first impression a good one
- Get hardy, colorful plants and put them in pots on your front porch to bring a little color to your yard.
- Keep your lawn cut and fertilized. If you aren’t home often, consider getting your lawn maintained by a neighbor teen or even getting a professional to help.
- If you aren’t planning to sell for a while, plant greenery that will grow with your home, such as perennial flowers (that come up every year) or shrubs that are natural to your area and easy to maintain.
Big impact, little cost: cheap ways to transform a space
- Paint! Painting is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to take a space from drab to chic.
- Flooring may seem like a huge undertaking, but a correctly placed new area rug, new bathroom mats, or a little floor polish can make old floors shine.
- Bathroom remodels can be costly but little changes, such as changing a light fixture or adding a decorative mirror instead of the builder grade one you currently have can make a standard space feel luxurious