Sprucing up your home goes a long way towards boosting its value. And while all home improvements cost money, time, and effort, some will be faster, easier, and give you a better return on your investment.
- Revitalize your deck
Decks are exposed to the elements, so they are subject to a higher degree of wear and tear. Simply hand-scrubbing weather-beaten wood will already start bringing back its brand-new look. To complete the process, apply a stain – this will breathe new life into your deck and protect the wood at the same time.
- Give your walls a fresh coat of paint
A splash of a new color can do wonders and turn a drab room into something more vibrant and welcoming. Whether you’re just painting a wall or changing your whole color scheme, make sure to cover the floors and furniture.
- Add crown molding
Crown molding is a popular remodeling idea as there are easy-to-install moldings available. While it’s function is mostly aesthetic (unless you’ll be using it as a picture rail),crown molding adds significant value by upping a room’s overall elegance.While you’re at it, make sure that the baseboards are updated as well.
- Install insulation
Natural wooden floors can radiate extreme temperatures and that can be annoying in the winter when each step is uncomfortablycold. Try using cork which is durable and is much easier to install than wooden floorboards. Cork panels can be snapped together without glue or nails and can even be placed on top of existing flooring.
- Give kitchen cabinets a new finish
With a good cleaner, sandpaper to smoothen the wood, and some paint, you can transform your kitchen cabinets and by extension your whole kitchen. You can also easily replace the handles of your cabinets and drawers.
- Add a dishwasher
Buyers these days are looking for convenience, especially in the kitchen, which is certainly what a dishwasher offers. Also, did you know that washing dishes by hand actually uses up 41% more water than if you do it via dishwasher?If you’re handy with tools, you don’t even need to hire a plumber or electrician as installing one is pretty simple.
- Replace bathroom caulk
Caulk keeps mildew at bay, so it’s a good idea to replace it once it’s worn out. Caulk is inexpensive and all you need are a few common tools that you can probably find at your local hardware store.
- Protect walls with stylish backsplashes
Traditionally, you use tile for backsplashes,but if you’re in a rush you can find sheets of solid surface material to use instead. These are easy to cut, shape, and glue and cost less than tile. These backsplashes come in various designs, colors, and textures, so it’s easy to pick one that goes with your kitchen’s aesthetic.
For more tips about raising the value of your home, make sure to give the Hunter Real Estate Group a call. You can contact us through (713) 572-0824 or trace(at)hunterrealestategroup(dotted)com.