Let’s face it! Buying a home today is not the same thing that it was when our parents bought a home 20 years ago. Things are a little bit more complicated now and the prices have gone up too. If you don’t believe me, you can easily use this handy tool from Sunlife to see how much your parent’s house has increased in value since they bought it, you would be surprised!
If you are planning to sell your home and you want to get the best price for it, or if you just want to give your home a makeover that will raise its value in time, then you’ve come to the right place. Of course, this requires some good planning on your part and you have to realize it’s going to cost, but if you do it right you will be happy with the results.
Because I’ve been in your shoes and I know how hard it can be to want something and not knowing where to start, I’ve put together a list of tips that will help you increase your home’s value without breaking the bank.
Take care of your home’s exterior
The first thing that someone sees’s it’s the exterior of your home. Either it’s a potential buyer, or just guests that are coming by, your home’s exterior should always look neat. Examine well the outside of your home and check for possible damages that are easily fixed. Add a fresh coat of paint to make it look modern and make sure you take care of the garden. These small fixes don’t require a lot of time and money, so they can be done quickly.
Organise your home
This has to be the cheapest part of the process but also the one that takes more time and energy. Remember, a clean and tidy home is not only pleasant for you to live in, but it’s viewer friendly and can get you a better selling price.
Update your kitchen
You know what they say, the kitchen is the heart of the house. An ideal space should not be too crowded, should have all the appliances working accordingly.
Don’t make the mistake to overdo the upgrade because not all buyers are looking for the latest upgrades and they will think that the house will be much more expensive because of them.
Give your bathroom a makeover
If your budget is on the low side, you can give it an inexpensive makeover by painting the walls and cleaning it very well. But if you have a good budget, I would suggest you invest in a walk-in shower. It’s not only aesthetically appealing, but it’s also a good investment for the future when mobility problems might be an issue.
Freshen up the house
Paint the interior walls in a colour that compliments the rest of the house. Make sure that the floor is good and if not, change it. In short, make sure that when viewers come to see your place, they will fall in love with it and its potential.
Although this list might sound overwhelming, if you take one task at the time and do your best, you can have a lovely house in no time. To live in or make a good price by selling it.