How To Add Value And Style To Your Home Cost-Effectively

by Editor on April 30, 2013

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Coming to the same place can be outright boring more so when your home had had the same appliances and furnishings for a decade. You may be thinking of selling it and getting a new residence from the sale. But how do you ensure you will get the best value for your current house? Do you want to change the overall look of your home or modernize it without spending a fortune? If you answered yes to any of these questions, there are ways to add value to your home and modernize the style of your home without spending a hefty penny. Here are three ways to be a smart home-seller:

  1. 1.    Upgrade your kitchen for less than a thousand dollars. If there is a one home improvement upgrade that is a necessity to make, it’s the kitchen. The kitchen is the place in the home where families gather, eat and gain that valuable quality time. Why not make it the place to be in your home with a few simple upgrades? For example, if you can’t afford new cabinets, refaced (refurbished) cabinets can create the new look you desire. Simple fixtures like kitchen faucets or kitchen lights can make your kitchen look like an entire different kitchen as well. These are highly effective ways of saving money and making the improvements your home needs before it hits the market.
  1. 2.    Give your carpeting a second chance at looking great.  Anyone who has children knows how quickly the carpeting can get dirty. Between mud, spilled drinks and the occasional bodily substances that can end up on the white carpet. Some feel the only answer might be purchasing a new carpet. Before you go this route, consider looking into carpet cleaning. Between the costs of the carpet and the hassle of the installation, all new carpeting is major ordeal and financial expense. Oftentimes, carpet cleaners can get rid of the spots, dirt and dust and at a much lower rate. And if you’re thinking about selling, consider alternatives to replacing the carpet. New homeowners sometimes go with the previous home-owners carpet colors after they move in.
  1. 3.    Upgrade your bathroom with inexpensive fixtures.

When it comes to home improvement, bathroom upgrades are on the top of the list because they are used all of the time and need to be replaced. Home buyers will want bathrooms that are most importantly, functional. Now you can go full blown with the upgrade, but you don’t have to. The first place you might want to look at is the sink. Bathroom sinks can really add significantly to the look and feel of your bathroom, and they aren’t too expensive. Just remember to look at your plumbing to determine what kind of bathroom sink would work best and to assure that it is working properly. If you’re looking for even less expensive items, new toilet seats and re-grouting your tiles are easy to install and very affordable. These are great ways of increasing the value and style of your house.

About the Author

Eric Regan is a writer with a keen interest in travel, cars and technology. He has written for blogs covering all of these topics and much more

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