Add Value To Your Home On A Budget: Whether you’re looking to sell your house soon or just trying to protect your investment for years to come, there’s never a bad time to add value to your home. It’s a competitive market and combined with constantly changing decor styles, it can be tough to know how to get the best bang for your buck. Did you know that there are big ways you can add value to your home on a budget? It all comes down to one thing – first impressions. Cleanliness is so important, especially now, so make a great first impression with clean carpets, tile and grout.
Add Curb Appeal
Before anyone even steps foot in your house, there are things you can do to make a good first impression. A well manicured lawn with trimmed bushes and pops of colour from flowers, is incredibly pleasing to the eye for potential buyers. A fresh coat of paint on the front door is a must, a pop of colour can add a lot of character with minimal effort. While you’re painting the front door you should be sure to clean, refurbish, or replace your old door handle. A good sweep or powerwash of any front sidewalks or steps can make a good impression on potential buyers. Making any of these small changes is a great way to add value to your home on a budget.
Cleanliness is Key
No one can picture themselves living in a dirty home, so get out the rubber gloves and the spray bottle and get to work! Cleaning is one of the easiest and best ways to add value to your home on a budget. Even hiring a professional cleaning service will pay for itself when the house sells quickly. Fresh looking walls help too so don’t be afraid of a little paint, a soft neutral colour makes a room look cleaner and bigger! Avoid bold colours that make potential buyers view your home as a fixer-upper.
Focus On The Kitchen and Bathroom
You don’t have to go wild and do a full blown renovation to make a big difference in your kitchen or bathroom. Add a fresh coat of paint to your upper cupboards, drawing the eye up making your kitchen appear larger. While you’re at it, replace the hardware too! A quick refresh of the cupboards is an easy way to add value to your home on a budget. A new coat of paint in the bathroom or a brand new toilet seat will make it feel inviting for others. The very best thing you can do to improve the look of your kitchen and bathroom is to have your tile and grout professionally cleaned and sealed. Don’t forget about the shower tiles, we can clean those too! Not only does a professional tile and grout cleaning add aesthetic value, it adds years to the life of your tile. The sealant makes it easy to maintain ensuring you’re always ready for a showing.
When a potential buyer enters your home, they’re trying to picture themselves living there. If your home is overly stuffed with furniture or dirty in any way, they won’t be able to picture themselves living in your home. If your carpets are dirty, it will immediately turn them off and make them start thinking about how much it’s going to cost to replace them. They’ll take this into consideration when making their offer, and you may lose big money in the long run. This can be avoided by a professional carpet cleaning. If your carpets look new and smell fresh, they’re a selling point for your home. It’s also advisable to clean your carpets professionally even if you’re not selling your house. A regular carpet cleaning schedule protects your carpet from permanent physical damage from sharp dirt particles and improves the air quality of your home too!
If you’re looking to add value to your home on a budget, call Dazzle CC at 604-802-8500. Let us do the hard work so you can relax and enjoy your beautiful home. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for all our latest deals and some house cleaning tips too!