3 Low-Cost Remodeling Ideas to Increase House Valuation
by Aaron Campbell on Oct 16, 2019
When it comes to putting your home on the market, you always want to get the best offer possible. The most important thing about the whole selling and buying process is the house valuation, which significantly depends on the state of the house. You’ll want to do whatever possible to increase your house’s valuation. As you’ll find out later on, the low-cost and straightforward remodeling of some features around the home can significantly increase the value of your house.
There is no reason for you to make significant remodeling to your house to increase the value. You’ll be surprised to find out that there are a few things you can remodel at a low cost that will make a massive difference to the property.
Here are three simple and cost-effective ways in which you can increase your house valuation.
1. Do some landscaping
You'd be surprised at how much difference a well put together or maintained lawn and some flowers here, and there will make.
Remember, this is the first thing a potential buyer will see once they see your house, and a well-cared-for lawn will give an impression to the buyers that the rest of the home must be in perfect condition.
Now let's make it clear, am not talking about the whole Garden of Eden; remember the idea here is to get more for less. Getting rid of brown shrubs and weeds will make a huge difference.
Mowing and edging your lawn along path walks, garden and driveway will make it more appealing and neat. Add a splash of color by planting flowers that come very cheap and give instant results.
You can also plant some fast-growing trees such as eucalyptus and bamboo, which will instantly uplift your front or backyard and tie your house façade together. These simple and low–cost steps will increase your house valuation by up to 25% worth it.
2. The Front Door
Just like your front yard, your front door is another feature of your house that will introduce potential buyers to your home. Make sure that the front door is in pristine condition.
A fresh coat of paint on your front door will restore it to its former glory and make a massive difference to your house's façade. Not only beautify your entrance, but it will also increase your house valuation significantly.
If you have an extra coin in your pocket, you could replace the door altogether with a new one that would be a little bit more expensive than getting a fresh coat of paint on the door.
A new door could raise the value of your house to $7000! Mind-blowing right?
It’s not only upgrading the front door that will increase the value of your house but improving your garage door will also do the trick. You can choose to replace your garage door entirely with a new one or paint it, which again would be cheaper.
An upgraded garage door not only increases house value but also gives you a return of up to 90%.
3. Paint Interior Rooms
A new fresh coat of paint makes a world of difference to your rooms and walls by making them look new and fresh. A fresh coat of paint is a low-cost and quick way of increasing your house valuation instantly.
When changing paint or repainting, it's safe to stick to neutral colors are they have a higher chance of attracting most buyers. Stay away from bold and dramatic colors and leave that t the new buyer if that’s what they’d like.
These ideas are just some of the many things that you can do to increase your house value without breaking the bank. Also, changing doorknobs on your doors or in the kitchen cabinets gives a revamp.
Replacing floors that may have scuff marks or may need polishing will add more value to your house. Make smart decisions and do these low-cost remodeling that will not only give your house more value but also give you good returns when you find the perfect home buyer.
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