Weekend remodeling projects that can boost your home’s value

Weekend remodeling projects that can boost your home’s value

Your home’s value comes down to what a person is willing to pay for it. If your home is the worst on the block, you won’t get as good a price for it. When selling your home, deciding on which remodeling projects to tackle and how much to spend can be tricky. There’s danger in not doing enough but there’s also danger in doing too much. If you put too much money into a remodel, your home will be worth more than what people are willing to pay in that neighborhood. That means your remodeling budget is a sunk cost you won’t be reimbursed for.

If your budget and your time is limited but you know you need to spruce up your home before selling, here are some quick, inexpensive remodeling projects that you can tackle yourself on a weekend.

Landscaping maintenance

It’s been said that bathrooms and kitchens sell homes. But before that, curb appeal will determine whether a person even wants to go inside. Curb appeal also influences how much a person is willing to pay. A little bit of yard work can go a long way in changing a prospective buyer’s mind.

To start, trim back any overgrown plants or trees in the yard. Go through and remove all of the weeds that you can see. All of this work costs nothing if you do it yourself. If you can afford to invest some money into your yard, plant some new flowers and trees. Lay down some wood chips or plant some ground cover plants. You may even want to replace the grass. You don’t need to do a complete landscape overhaul to boost curb appeal.

Front Porch

Another way to boost curb appeal is to tidy up your porch. Do some deep cleaning and repaint any wood. Clean and repaint the door or replace it completely if it’s too old. Make sure the doorbell is working and replace it if it isn’t. Put away the ice melt, snow shovels, and other things that tend to accumulate on the porch over time. Put out a few potted plants and maybe even install some hanging planters. Repaint any railing or columns. Install new, large house numbers that are attractive but inexpensive and replace your porch light. As a final touch, lay out a new doormat. Sometimes the little things make all the difference.

Bathrooms

After the kitchen, the bathrooms are the most important rooms when selling a home. In addition to standard deep cleaning, you should also try to remove any rust. Fix or replace any drippy faucets. Replacing the bathroom fixtures is usually a pretty easy project you can do yourself for minimal cost. Replace the toilet with a new, water-saving one. Re-caulk the bathtub, replace the shower curtain and towels with new ones, and upgrade the light fixtures to give your bathrooms a new look without spending thousands.

Regular home maintenance

Finally, take care of any miscellaneous maintenance tasks that haven’t been done in a while. Fix that gate that squeaks. Replace boards in the backyard fence that have pulled loose or broken. Clean out the rain-gutters and patch any holes in the drywall. If you know there’s a problem with something, fix it now or expect the cost to be subtracted from the value of your home.

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