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5 Inexpensive Home Improvements That Can Dramatically Raise the Value of Your Home

If you’re interested in selling your home in the near future, and looking for ways to make sure you get the best possible price, then this blog post is for you! Even if selling your home is not on the cards anytime soon, but you’re interested in ‘sprucing’ things up, then read our tips below for giving your home a cosmetic makeover! So without further ado, here are the 5 things that will completely update your home!

  • Small kitchen changes

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The kitchen (for most people) is the most important part of the house. When looking at a house, most potential homebuyers head straight for the kitchen. Small changes can make a massive difference to any kitchen. You can update lighting fixtures and cabinet handles for just a few hundred dollars, and that can make all the difference.

 

  • Update your furniture

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Furniture can completely change a home. If your furniture is dated, it can make your whole home look dated. A few smart furniture purchases can make your home look a lot more modern. Furniture doesn’t have to be expensive – there are many furniture outlets that sell pieces for around 70% of the original price. Make sure to check online and do your research! You can also find second hand furniture, barely used on craigslist.

 

  • Make sure your bathroom is spick and span

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Bathrooms, second to the kitchen, most interest a potential homebuyer. Maybe your bathroom isn’t new, but make sure it’s sparkling clean, as a dirty bathroom can put off a potential homebuyer in a second. Invest in great smelling candles, a beautiful hanging mirror and a colorful rug. That really can make all the difference!

 

  • Gardens make all the difference

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The garden is usually the ‘sanctuary’ for most people. It’s the place homeowners come to wind down and relax. A beautiful garden can be a huge selling point of a house. Make sure you invest in your garden. If your grass has seen better days, artificial grass could be a great option, and it’s very reasonably priced these days. A few pieces of great garden furniture can really make a garden look impressive. Look out for sales and again – craigslist is your friend!

 

  • Light me up

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How much natural and artificial light that comes into ones home, is extremely important to the overall feel when one walks into the home. If your home is dark, a few skylights in the right places can bring a huge amount of light. Also, old lighting fixtures can really date a home. Look for modern, minimalistic light fixtures – you’ll be surprised how your ceilings suddenly feel very high and how your home feels a lot brighter!

These 5 small changes can make a huge change in your home. Whether you’re planning on selling or just want a ‘spruce up’, take our advice and make these changes. You certainly wont be disappointed!

About Jess

Jess hails from Sunny Australia and is the youngest of the frugal ladies. She loves shopping for a bargain, reading, watching movies and spends most of her life on the beach

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  • Karla

    A good garden can make you feel more relaxed, I think its something that is a MUST TO HAVE

  • I like the last tip the best! Changing lighting in your home can make all the difference! For us our plans are some fresh paint and some brighter colors!

  • Eileen Mendoza Loya

    I like soft, subtle lighting. It makes the house feel cozier. Gardens also are a plus for me. I love having the feeling of green freshness around me.

  • Debbie Denny

    I like all these tips. Lighting does work wonders for a home.

  • Dana Vento

    These tips offer some great ‘quick’ ideas and after all when you are getting ready to list, it is so important whatever changes you make can be quick

  • Ourfamilyworld

    These are awesome tips to raise the value of your home. These are exactly the things I will be looking for if I am to buy a home.

  • Mama to 5 Blessings

    What great suggestins. I would love to re-do our master bathroom and kitchen.

  • Claudette

    This is all so neat and inexpensive way to increase home value. Did a couple when I was selling my house a few years ago.

  • Stephanie Miller

    All good points! We just recently sold our home. Something else to make sure to add attention to is the front door/front porch. First impressions are priceless!

  • Shann Eva

    Great tips. I especially love the ideas for the kitchen .Not too expensive and can make such a difference .

  • Curb appeal is a big part of it, so I totally agree about the landscaping. It’s important!

  • Mai C.

    Cleaning up the kitchen and the bathroom, that’s definitely a big yes! It’s something that people would always take note of when buying a house.

  • Onica (MommyFactor)

    What great tips to bring more value to selling a home. I def agree with brighter lighting. Buyers like a well lite home.

  • This is a great list of tips that every home owner should consider; these are good reminders for home owners who intend to sell their houses in the future especially if they’re planning to do upgrades. One thing I’ve learned from your post, is that, the little things matter. I’m very particular with the bathroom – everything should be working and should always look new.

  • mail4rosey

    I’d walk right out of a home with a dirty bathroom too. If it’s supposed to be on show (the house) it really does need to be clean.

  • Jhoveleen David

    These are pretty useful tips for homeowners. Bathroom and the kitchen are the most appealing when I look into a house.