Paint, Paint, Paint
One of the simplest, most cost-effective improvements of all is paint! Freshly painted rooms look clean and updated — and that spells value. When selecting paint colors, keep in mind that neutrals appeal to the greatest number of people, therefore making your home more desirable.
Tackle One Room at a Time
Harness the energy that comes from new ideas but still be smart when you make those improvements. Slow down and tackle one room at a time. Whether it’s a simple coat of paint or knocking down a wall, by tackling one room at a time you keep projects achievable.
Plant a Tree
If you aren’t planning to sell your house today, plan for the future with a landscaping improvement that will mature over time. Plant shade trees — not only will mature trees make your home more desirable but a fully grown, properly placed tree can help to cut your cooling costs
Clean up the Lawn
Overgrown or patchy lawns and bushes will cause your home to stand out — in a bad way. Hire a lawn service company to trim your lawn and shape your hedges. Your curb appeal will go from messy to maintained without blowing your budget.
Upgrade the Kitchen
Ask any real estate expert what the number 1 upgrade with the greatest return is, and their answer will almost always be… the kitchen. Not able to do a complete remodel? Change the paint. It sounds simple, but it works. Simple things such as hanging a pot rack with fresh new pots, pans and a hanging wine bottle holder will add eye-catching enhancements.
Beautify your Bathroom
We know that the most important room in your house is the bathroom. There is lots of wear and tear, so you want to keep it functioning well and make good looking upgrades along the way. Try simple changes such as a new faucet or counter top to give it a facelift.
Get Help with Getting Organized
Hire a professional organizer for a day. They will show you how to organize various rooms in your home and teach you tricks for keeping it organized. How does this increase your home’s value? Simple — a clutter-free home appears cleaner and larger, which is more attractive to homebuyers and therefore more valuable.