When it comes to remodeling your home, it can be hard to know where to start. This is especially true when you’re working on a budget. And if you’re remodeling to get ready to sell your home, making practical changes that will enhance mass appeal can be tough. Whatever your reason for remodeling, here are a few great ideas to consider for your next remodel project!
Energy Efficient Appliances
While this may not be the cheapest upfront overhaul you can do, it’s the kind that not only interests potential buyers but saves you money in the long run. EnergyStar has a few nifty calculators on their website, which allows you to calculate how long it’ll take you to see a return on your investment, one to help you figure out how to budget for energy efficient appliances, and one to see how much value upgrading your home will be.
Ditch the Drapes
Tired of mildew building up on your kitchen drapes? Bare blinders and their unsavory scents build ups dragging down the look and feel of your kitchen? Then you need to click this link now to see a beautiful selection of shutters. Not only are they fashionable, they’re much easier to clean and the maintenance is super low! Not only can they refresh your home’s aesthetics, but increase your home’s value. (Pair this will window insulation kits for an extra boost in energy efficiency!)
It’s amazing what a few new fixtures can do to update the look and value of your home. From new door knobs to upgraded fixtures (like the touchless kitchen and bathroom faucets), new light fixtures and more stylish ceiling fan blades, you can make your home look brand new without spending a ton of money by making these kinds of simple changes.
Fix it Up
Doing cheap repairs is a great way to increase your property value, save on energy costs, and prevent more expensive problems like mold and rot! If you’re not so handy by yourself, hiring a professional will still be less costly than having to replace floors and walls. Frequent problem areas are, of course, in the kitchen and bathroom.
Cast Away Carpet
Even new carpet can quickly become unsanitary. Getting rid of your carpet and opting for a hardwood, designer concrete, or even tile can increase your home’s value. It’s not only more sanitary, it’s easier to clean and can even help with energy costs!
The Old Standby
When remodeling, everyone has heard the age-old advice of ‘add a fresh coat of paint’. But don’t limit this to just your front room or kitchen. Refreshing (or changing) the color scheme throughout your entire home can make it look much newer. If you’re willing to invest some more serious cash into the paint job, be sure to paint the exterior, as well. Adding a pop of color on the outside is great, especially if it’s the front door!
With these relatively simple remodel ideas, you can have your house looking brand new and improve your property value without spending too much money (or working too hard)!