When it comes to home improvements, adding value is a must have in order to get the most bang for your buck. Curb appeal, kitchens and bathrooms get the highest return on investment and have the greatest potential to raise your homes price tag.
Here are 4 low cost, high impact home improvement ideas:
1. Painting is positive. If selling is in your future, consider a color likely to appeal to the largest selection of buyers. Neutral colors allow potential buyers to imagine their own palette and homey touches. Keep in mind that grey is becoming the new beige in real estate.
2. When walking up to your home, the entry door is one of the first things that buyers see. It is also used hard, frequently and mostly over looked when it comes to home improvement unless broken. Older doors or doors showing signs of wear may need to be repainted or replaced. If the door looks good, new door hardware may be just what’s needed to spice up your entry.
3. Stainless steel appliances are in high demand and all the rage with current home buyers. They can be purchased at a reasonable cost and add a significant value to potential buyers. Also, since you never get a second chance to make a first impression and this upgrade with wow home buyers from the first moment they see your kitchen and bring in higher, competitive offers.
4. Landscaping is the first and largest contributor to curb appeal, which is important since 3 out of 5 home buyers will drive by a house before deciding to enter. Many real estate agents will tell you that curb appeal doesn’t sell houses like kitchens and bathrooms do; however, curb appeal is what gets potential home buyers in your front door. Starting your home’s assets off on the right foot with updated landscaping is a necessary first step in getting the best return on your money.