There are certain things everyone is looking for when house hunting. They make a home more valuable and, as a result, they also increase the price. Some prefer these things to already be present in the space they’re considering to buy while other would rather do them themselves. But let’s think at this from a different perspective. If you were to put your home up for sale, what could you do to increase its price?
A detail that changes the whole appearance of the house is a fresh coat of paint. Give the house a quick makeover. Not all the rooms need to be repainted but just the most important ones that the buyers pay more attention to.
You might also want to add a trim. Most often, a simple ceiling trim makes all the difference and brings out the color of the walls. It’s a small detail and it’s not difficult to do.
After painting the walls you can continue in the same tone and also put up fresh curtains and blinds. They are relatively inexpensive and when they’re old they don’t exactly look attractive.
Another simple thing you can do by yourself is to replace the old light switches and outlet covers with modern ones. They can be easily installed and they look great when they’re new. Dimmer switches are a wonderful idea.
In the main rooms of the house you could also replace the light bulbs with ones that have more wattage. This will make the rooms seem brighter and they highlight the beautiful details you’ve chosen for the interior décor.
In the kitchen, the cabinets are usually the focal point of attention so it’s important that they look nice. So give them a makeover. Repaint the cabinets and change the hardware to make them look like new again.
Now that the interior of the house looks good it’s time to also take a look outside. Spruce up the yard and get rid of ugly elements like trash and waste. Mow the lawn, trim the hedges and get rid of the weeds. You could also plant for flowers.
Another thing that you could do and that doesn’t have to do with the décor or the exterior is to check the square footage of the house because sometimes it can be higher than specified in the contract and this can increase the value of the house.
Some people prefer to have an eco-friendly home so they look for such elements when house hunting. A few upgrades can allow your home to be included in this category as well. Choose renewable finishes and materials such as bamboo, replace the light bulbs with economic ones and pay attention to other similar details.
Besides the actual house, people are often interested in a good garage as well. If your home has a garage then you can add value to it by making this space look amazing. Clean and organize the garage and throw away anything you don’t need. Install some shelves and give it a fresh coat of paint.
One of things people look for in a house is storage space. It’s why it’s great to have lots of closets and shelves in the house. More storage means more value. Make sure the closets are fully functioning and hide anything you don’t want buyers to see when they check the furniture.
Finally, another thing you should take into consideration when letting people analyze your home is not to make it seem too personal. Try to hide some of the family photos and, if you want to repaint the walls, choose a neutral color and a timeless shade that won’t bother anyone.