Preparing a home for resale can be an expensive task, especially for older houses. However, there are simple and minor additions that homeowners can put in place to add value to a home – without the need for major renovation.
Here are some tips that increase your property value using simple techniques and minor additions.
Glass Doors for Bathrooms
According to door experts The Glass Guys, adding glass doors to a bathroom gives the room a more spacious feel. Glass doors allow more light into a room, which increases its visual appeal and lowers energy costs, as homeowners don’t need to turn on the lights during the morning and afternoon.
Glass doors also have the bonus of being low-maintenance. Aside from a simple wash-down every now and again, glass doors require less upkeep than bathroom curtains or wooden doors.
Lawns are one of the first things people notice, which is why a well-designed and well-maintained lawn can increase curb appeal and make a property instantly more attractive to potential home buyers. Studies have shown that a manicured lawn with fresh flowers help onlookers and potential buyers form a positive opinion about the interior of the house.
Although it’s less expensive to maintain an existing lawn, it’s not a bad idea, for the long term, to lay down new sod if the current lawn is unappealing.
Kitchens are by far one of the most important considerations of potential homebuyers. A kitchen with a modern design, sufficient cabinets, and sleek counter-tops are more likely to close a sale than an outdated kitchen.
However, remodeling can be expensive. Luckily, there are a few ways to make a kitchen desirable without a major renovation. A fresh coat of paint on cupboards and perhaps a new veneer on the countertop can go a long way while stocking up on energy-efficient appliances can positively sway a potential homebuyer to purchase the house.
With the real estate market enjoying a healthy resurgence around the country, it’s important to keep houses ready for a sale.