8 Cheap Fixes to Improve Your Home Value

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Best Cheap Fixes to Improve Your Home Value

Looking for ways to spruce up your home without putting yourself in the poorhouse? Whether you are getting ready to sell your home or wish to spiff it up inexpensively for your own enjoyment, we have bought top 10  strategies for you to consider.

The actual cost and payback for each project can vary, depending on both your home's condition and overall real estate market values in your region of the country.

Make Your Kitchen Really Cook

The kitchen is always considered the heart of the home. Potential home buyers made a beeline for this room when they first view a home for sale, so be sure your kitchen looks clean and reasonably updated.For a few hundred dollars, you could replace the kitchen faucet set, add new cabinet door handles and update old lighting fixtures with brighter, more energy-efficient ones.If you have got a slightly larger budget, you could give the cabinets themselves a makeover.If you're handy, you could order your own replacement cabinet doors and door fronts from retailers  as well.If your kitchen appliances doesn't match, order new doors or face panels for them.It will really help to improve your home value.

Buff Up the Bath

Next to the kitchen, bathrooms are often the most important rooms to update. They too could be improved without a lot of cash. If your tub and shower are looking dingy, consider re-grouting the tile and replacing any chipped tiles. A more complete cover-up is a prefabricated tub and shower surround. These one-piece units might require professional installation but could still be cheaper than paying to re-tile walls and refinish a worn tub.

Step Up Your Storage

Old houses particularly  are notorious for their lack of closet space. If you've cramped storage areas,  do-it-yourself wire and laminate closet systems to bedrooms, pantries and entry closets.You could also get design details and parts for these systems at many large home-improvement stores. Most closets could be updated in a weekend or less.At the end, your closets would be more functional while you're living in the house and will make your home look more customized to potential buyers when you're ready to sell.

Mind the Mechanics. 

This is often very worthwhile to hire an electrician and plumber for a couple of hours to look over your electrical services, wrap or fix loose wires, fix any faulty outlets, and check for and fix any water leakers.These details tell a buyer that someone has really taken care of the home and could really influence its price.

Look Underfoot

Carpeting is another detail that could quickly update a home and make it look cleaner. A professional carpet cleaning is an inexpensive investment, specially if your rugs are in good shape and are neutral colors.If your carpet is showing serious wear, cover it with inexpensive, strategically placed area rugs. Unless it is truly hideous, most real estate agents doesn't suggest replacing wall-to-wall carpeting right before you sell your house. The new homeowners may wish to choose their own carpeting after they move in.

Let There be Light

If you have boring recessed lights in your dining and living rooms, consider replacing one of the room's lights with an eye-catching chandelier. Home stores offer a wide range of inexpensive, but nice-looking, ceiling fixtures these days. If you have a ceiling fan and light, you could also buy replacement fan blades  to update the fixture's look.

Reframe Your Entry

Do you have a flimsy little knob on your main entry door? If so, spring for a substantial-looking handle-and-lock set. Also, if you are stuck with a basic steel front door, We suggests painting or faux-finishing it for more eye appeal. It is becoming a trend in Florida to add wood-grain doors to a home's entry or garage. The good news, though, is that you could easily paint existing metal doors with stain and paint.

Consider Curb Appeal

Although this sounds pretty obvious, a nicely mowed lawn, a few well-placed shrubs and a swept walkway makes a great first impression. What buyers see when they first drive by your home is tremendously important.If you doesn't have a green thumb, consider hiring a landscaper to install some new sod, plant a few evergreen shrubs and give your front yard a good cleanup. DSuch kinds of changes could instantly change people's perception of your home and, therefore, increase its value.

So hope you enjoyed this article.Have you tried anything like that at your home?If yes then do share your experience with us.


  1. wow! great tips you got here! really informative and helpful!

  2. These tips are very helpful and useful too.