There are many ways to skyrocket the value of your home , but unfortunately, most of those ideas cost a lot of money. No wonder most of us wait until we’re ready to sell our house before we do any updates!
The good news is that there are many easy fixes that you can do in a weekend, or even quicker, that will make sure your family enjoys living in your home without the need to dish out thousands of dollars on big updates.
- Apply a fresh coat of paint
A fresh coat of paint goes a long way, but most of us don’t believe it until we experience it. Living in a home that’s painted white or that has taken on a dingy, dull appearance over the years is easy to ignore when you live in your home day after day, year after year.
If you really want to feel like you’re in a new space, spruce up the place with a fresh coat of paint. Walls are an easy place to start, but there are other interesting ways to use paint in your home. Try painting old kitchen cabinets or the front door.
- Spruce up your floors
Our floors really take a beating. When your floors start to look tired and dirty, it’s easy to feel like the only way to fix them would be to replace them, but that’s not necessarily true.
There are many ways to spruce up the floors you have. Hire a professional carpet cleaner or sand and refinish old hardwood floors. Even throwing down an old area rug can greatly enhance nearly any room in your home.
- Update hardware throughout the house
Maybe you can’t afford to install a new shower, replace your sink, or reface your kitchen cabinets, but you might not have to. For just a few hundred dollars, you can change out the hardware in every room in your home for an updated look.
Consider changing the knobs on kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, or even an old dresser. Replace the faucets in the kitchen and bathroom, and replace the shower head. Towel bars and hooks are an easy way to update a space and provide your family with a few more storage options.
- Address the lighting in your home
Lighting can make or break the entire ambiance in your home. Most people have woefully inadequate lighting, so it’s an easy place to start if you want to enjoy your home more.
Consider replacing the light bulbs in your home. Avoid bright white light bulbs and replace them with softer lighting options.
If you can’t afford to install or replace major light fixtures, purchase a few additional lamps. Mix things up and include table lamps and floor lamps.
- Customize shelving
Closets and cabinets can quickly get out of hand, and before you know it, stuff is piled up everywhere and no one can find anything.
Modular shelving is a quick and easy way to completely customize the shelving systems in your home. The best part is, there are tons of ideas! Install more shelves in the pantry, in the closet, or in the garage. Then, build a custom unit for movies, shoes, and more.
There are so many quick and easy ways to make your home a more enjoyable place to live. No matter what your budget, the knowledgeable experts at C Brannon Construction can help you get the most out of your house.