The process of selling your home and moving to another can be complex, lengthy and expensive. From getting your initial home ready to be put on the market to making your new abode a home, things can get pricey.
If you’re looking for inexpensive ways to boost your home’s appearance and value without breaking the bank, or you just want to improve your home’s appearance for your own enjoyment, here are a few simple changes you can make today!
Focus on the Exterior
Something as simple as keeping your lawn mowed
can make all of the difference in your home’s curb appeal. To take it a step further, you can plant a garden or shrubs for privacy. Just be sure to keep up with regularly pruning and weeding!
If your home’s exterior is looking a little grubby, it may be time to break out the good old power washer. Don’t have one? Ask a friend if you can borrow theirs, or use some elbow grease and a regular hose to clean up any fencing or siding around your home.
Fresh Coat of Paint
You may not realize how dirty your walls have gotten over the years. Little handprints, scuff marks and dog slobber all contribute to the marks that you barely notice—but potential buyers will.
Purchase a few gallons of neutral-colored paint to keep your home looking fresh, bright and open. You’ll enjoy the cozy space and how much brighter the neutral colors make the room look.
Update Window Treatments
Let more light into your space with updated window treatments. Depending on your preferences, there are different kinds of window treatments that will fit your needs in each room of your home.
You can measure your windows yourself, eliminating the need to hire someone else to do it. This is definitely a project that can be as inexpensive or pricey as you want it to be.
Deep-Clean Overlooked Areas
One of the simplest and easiest ways to make your home look nicer is to clean overlooked areas. These areas include upholstery, rugs, under furniture, in drawers and cabinets and shelving.
Even if you tidy regularly, you may not be deep-cleaning these areas—even though the dirt and debris buildup tends to be visible.
Improving your home’s appearance doesn’t have to be stressful, complicated or expensive. Instead, making a house that you enjoy being in—or you’re getting ready to sell—can be a fun, creative experience!
Ready to put your house on the market and purchase another home? Contact us to learn about our mortgage options today!
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