You’ve done all you can to raise the value of your home, from painting and landscaping to installing a new kitchen. But if you want to see that investment in your property pays off, don’t forget about the small details! These five low-cost upgrades will make all the difference between a home that’s merely pretty good and one that’s truly beautiful.
1. Brighten Your Home
To brighten your home and make it more appealing to buyers, you can use light colors. A bright white or light beige on the walls, furniture, and ceilings will do wonders. This can also help improve the condition of your home by making it feel airy and open.
Use lighter shades of paint on doors and trim so they stand out from the walls and ceiling. In addition to painting them a different color than the rest of your house’s interior, you could also stain them with a darker shade—like ebony or mahogany—to give them some contrast.
2. Clear the Clutter
A cluttered home appears messy and unkempt. Clutter can distract from the positive aspects of a home, such as its location or layout. Invest in moving boxes, pack up items you don’t need, and donate them to charity or sell them at a garage sale. You can also use professional movers‘ services to declutter your home.
3. Paint Like a Pro
Paint is a great way to make the most of your space and give your home an updated look. You can use it to create a focal point, help the room look bigger or just add some color.
The best part about painting is that it’s relatively inexpensive and easy to do yourself, making it one of the best home improvement projects for beginners!
As long as you have some basic tools like a brush (paint brushes are usually fairly cheap), rollers, and paint trays—you can get started right away.
4. Let There Be Light
Natural light is the best light for your home, and it will make a huge difference in how you feel. Your house can be easily transformed into a brighter and more inviting space with the addition of windows, French doors, or skylights. Natural light also helps reduce the use of artificial lighting, which saves you money on utility bills. It also makes it easier for you to save money on air conditioning by allowing free airflow through open windows.
5. Work with interior designers
Interior designers are a great source for advice on creating a cohesive look, and choosing the right colors, furniture, lighting, and flooring. They can help you make sure your space fits in with the rest of your home and doesn’t end up feeling like it was thrown together by someone who had no idea what they were doing.
Interior designers will also be able to give you some pointers on how to easily update existing furniture or even pieces that don’t match in terms of style but can work together for a cohesive look without having to completely redo everything (which might not yield much change).
If you’ve been thinking about selling your home and want to increase its value, then these five tips are a great place to start. These upgrades are easy, affordable, and can be done by anyone with the right skills—and most importantly they will help you sell faster and for more money!