Thursday, 31 October 2013 20:55

5 Inexpensive Projects That Can Increase Your Home's Appeal

Easy Home Renovations With Big Returns

Every homeowner looking to sell their home in Springfield, Il wants to get the best possible price for their property. While some people have the means to invest large sums of money on upgrades, most people must find smaller and less expensive projects to improve their home's appeal to potential buyers. Listed below are 5 inexpensive ways you can boost your property's allure and sell your home for a satisfying price.


  1. The importance of curb appeal can't be overlooked. Making sure your home draws potential buyers in is a crucial step in successfully selling your home. If your home is in need of a fresh coat of paint, consider making the investment. Driving up to a home that looks dingy and unkempt, automatically sets off alarms for buyers. If you have vinyl siding, a good power wash can completely change the look of your property. Don't forget the smaller details, such as replacing an older mailbox, or changing the street numbers on the front of your home. If you decide not to paint your entire home, think about touching-up your front door and shutters. Keeping your yard tidy and organized is also a must.
  2. Take a good look at your home's interior walls, patching and painting them is an excellent way to revitalize your house. Don't experiment with paint colors, remember you are trying to appeal to a large range of people, so keeping the paint color neutral is crucial. Avoid accent walls and if possible replace wallpaper with paint.
  3. While an expensive kitchen remodel may be out of the question, there are still improvements you can make to the area. If you find your kitchen cabinets unappealing, it's likely a potential buyer will too. Consider painting your cabinets a light color, white is a great choice, and adding new hardware to update their appearance.
  4. Whether your carpeting has seen better days or your hardwood floors are looking a little lackluster, before shelling out the money to replace them, take the time to give them a thorough cleaning. Hiring a professional to clean your carpets and buff your hardwood floors is not a bad idea and it can truly breath new life into your home's flooring.
  5. Updating your home's lighting fixtures is an easy and inexpensive way to modernize your house's look. Key rooms to focus on are your bathroom, kitchen and dinning area. Making sure all rooms are properly lit is also a rule of thumb you should follow. Dim rooms can look small and dreary while well-lit rooms bring warmth to a home.

Before buyers start assessing your home as a possible purchase, walk through your house with a fine tooth comb and fix all small repairs, such as, leaky faucets, broken bathroom drawers, and dirty tile grout. Purchasing new shower curtains, bathmats, and bedspreads is also an easy and inexpensive way to spruce up your homes overall look. Attracting buyers and improving your chances of selling your home does not have to include large upgrades and expensive remodels. Instead, focus your attention on smaller improvements that promote a buyer's confidence in your property's potential.

If you are looking for more tips on how to successfully sell your home, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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