There are all kinds of simple things that you can do to increase the value of your home without spending a fortune. Here are some ideas for you to sink your teeth into.
Repaint Your Kitchen Cabinets
While pine kitchen cabinets might have been all the rage a decade ago, they look painfully dated to today’s modern buyers. People want clean, elegant kitchens. Pine is just too messy and old-fashioned for many. The good news is that you don’t actually have to rip out your old cabinets and start again. A simple lick of paint will do the job. First, sand down your cabinets to provide a rough surface, then apply a primer followed by a neutral top coat of your choice. The result will be new-looking cabinets, without any of the expense.
Put More Seating Outdoors
Indoor/outdoor spaces are becoming increasingly important to modern living arrangements. We want spaces where we can enjoy our gardens and green areas. Outdoor chairs and even a dining table can be a great way to upgrade your home.
Use Smart Heating
Fiddling about with old thermostats isn’t anyone’s idea of fun. It would be much better if your heating could just get on and do its job, without you having to fiddle about with consoles all day long. Upgrade your existing heating system with a wall heater electric and remote control. You can adjust the temperature in your rooms easily with just the click of a button.
Upgrade Your Electricity Outlets
A fresh lick of paint can do a lot to brighten a room, but if your power outlets are looking drab and old, then it can ruin the look. When it comes to upgrading your electrical outlets, you’ve got two options. You can either replace the entire outlet, which isn’t the cheapest thing in the world, or replace the face place. Replacing the faceplate often costs less than £1.
Landscape Your Front Garden
Did you know that a quick landscaping job can increase the sale price of your home by between 7 and 15 percent? When you think about it, that’s a considerable amount. Let’s say that landscaping increases the value of your property by 10 percent. On a £200,000 house, that’s a £20,000 bump in the selling price.
Strip Out Popcorn Ceilings
About forty years ago, popcorn ceilings were popular, but today, most people see them as cheap and tacky. They don’t want them. Removing popcorn ceilings can have an enormous effect on the visual appeal of your home. Nothing quite beats a smooth, white-paint finish.
Add Shelving Above Your Loo
The space above your loo is conspicuously empty, but why? Okay, if there’s a window in the way, then you have an excuse. But if not, then you’re just wasting space. You can use the shelving above your lavatory for all kinds of things: storing magazines, placing ornaments, and providing a receptacle for toilet paper.
Will you try any of these simple home upgrades in your home?