LOW COST WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR HOMES VALUE

Dated: 05/19/2018

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#1 Bathroom Remodel

Image titleAverage return at resale: 102%

  • Remove dated wall coverings and apply a fresh coat of paint

  • Update or resurface bathroom vanity and replace knobs and handles

  • Replace or resurface bath / showers

  • Replace old shower doors or remove them to add the illusion of space

  • Remove everything from counter tops. (Minimal small decorative items can be left to give the bath room a clean, relaxing feel)

  • New linens and shower curtains

  • Replace or refinish bath room floors


#2 Landscaping

Image titleAverage return at resale: 100%

A homes curb appeal is its first impression to a potential home buyer! The home needs to feel warm and inviting!

  • Keep lawn well manicured

  • Trim hedges and over hanging trees (If your doorway is overwhelmed by greenery, get out the shears. Replace overgrown shrubbery with flowering foundation plants, mixing heights and colors for dramatic effect.)

  • Plant and hang some colorful flowers to accentuate the home (A splash of color at the front of the house is an eye-catching plus. For maximum impact, use one color and vary the height of plants.)

  • Add fresh mulch to flower beds

  • Plant sod in needed areas (Sod costs about 30 to 35 cents a square foot)

  • Give your front door and entry  a fresh coat of paint

  • Remove any excess decor or furnishings from front entry or lawn. You want to go for a clean spacious look. Keep it simple! 


TIP: Local garden centers often offer free design services, or ask the neighbors what works for them.


#3 Minor Kitchen Remodel

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Average return at resale: 98.5%

  • Fresh Paint (neutral colors are best)

  • New counter tops or resurface existing counter tops (Many home buyers are looking for granite counter tops)

  • Fresh paint or refacing of cabinets and drawers and replace knobs and handles

  • Update faucets and fixtures

  • Clean up or resurface kitchen floors 

  • Clear counter tops of all debris and small appliances

  • Add or replace light fixtures with recessed lighting

  • Add decorator detail without the cost by changing drapes and window molding. 


NOTE: ROI values and remodeling costs are subject to change.

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