Inexpensive Upgrades to Make Your House More Appealing
People choose to sell their home for various reasons. Some may have chosen to permanently relocate to another place, leaving the house unused if they have no intention of renting it out. In this case, the most sensible option is to simply sell the property. Others, on the other hand, may choose to do so as a means to support their finances. If you belong to the latter party, it’s unlikely that you’ll be spending a lot on upgrades that are meant to boost the property value of your home. If you have already cleaned, de-cluttered, and rearranged your house but you still can’t seem to attract buyers, then maybe it’ s time to spend a little bit more on upgrades. Listed below are three cheap ways to make your house more appealing to buyers without emptying your pockets of cash:
Paint – A fresh coat of paint can make a significant difference to the overall look and feel of your home. Walls with peeling or cracked paint with the grayish tinge of age can make your home look dreary and unliveable, while new paint in cool or neutral shades can give your home a more relaxing feel. Painting is not meant to just upgrade old, tired walls; it’s also meant to neutralize rooms that have been painted in bright colors that may just be too quirky for prospective buyers. As much as you love these bold colors, always remember that you have to remove traces of your personality in your home so that new buyers can imagine themselves living in it.
New lights – Light can have a drastic effect on the ambience of a house. Dark rooms can give a room a dungeon-like or claustrophobic atmosphere, which are two things that no one ever wants in their home. On the other hand, ample lighting can set the mood for relaxation or even be conducive for performing tasks that require a good amount of light, like reading, writing, or working on hobbies. If you want an instant boost in property value, then it’s best to replace old, dim lights with newer and more energy-efficient fixtures. You can also add in lights over places that never had them before, like over the sink and island in the kitchen or out in the garden or front porch.
Mirrors – Area is one of the measures used to determine property value. While you might not be able to spend to expand the square footage of your home, what you can do instead is create the illusion of space. A large mirror covering one wall of a room can effectively make that room seem much bigger. Of course, you don’t need to use wall-to-wall mirrors for every room; a large decorative mirror as an accent piece can easily do the trick.
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