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Home Improvement Fixes You Can Make to Increase the Value of Your Home


There are a number of ways that a homeowner can fix up their home without going broke. When a person is getting ready to sell or if they just want to improve the look of their home there are some things to keep in mind.


The actual cost for the project is going to vary. This will be based on the condition of the home and the real estate market in that area.


.1 Make the kitchen an area that is designed for cooking. The kitchen is often considered to be the heart of a home. Potential buyers should be drawn to the kitchen. This room should clean and it should have an updated look.

All it costs is a couple of hundred dollars to replace the faucet, add new cabinet handles, and add modern energy efficient lighting. A better kitchen faucet can make the home more functional as well.


There are things that can be done to the kitchen even when working with a small budget. A refacing company can make cabinets look new again. Many companies will refinish the cabinet box and put new doors or drawers in. A new coat of paint will make the cabinets look great. If a person is handy they can even replace the doors themselves. Cabinet doors can be purchased at stores such as Lowes or Home Depot.


.2 Make over the appliances. If the appliances do not match the color the kitchen get new doors or panels. Mixed matched kitchen are not appealing to buyers. For example if a room a has white dishwashers but everything else is stainless steel this is unattractive.


Many dishwashers panels are reversible. One site is white and the other is black. The manufacturer can also be contacted to possible order a new door in a new color. To change the panel all a person has to do is unscrew it and flip it around.


If the color of the kitchen match it is more appealing to buyers and allow a person to get a higher price for their home.


.3 Check out the bathroom. Next to the kitchen the bathroom is the most used room in the home. A bathroom can be updated without spending a lot of money. Things such as getting a new toilet seat or a pedestal sink are easy to install and can improve the look of the bathroom.

An old bathroom floor can be updated with vinyl tile or sheet vinyl. This is simple enough for a homeowner to install. They can go right over the old flooring.


If the shower needs updating re grout and replace any broken tile. A prefabricated shower can also be installed.


.4 Increase Storage


Old homes are known to have a lack of storage area. If the home is cramped there are some do it yourself wire and laminated closet systems that can be added to a bedroom, entry closet, or even a pantry.


Closetmaid and similar company will allow a person to measure and design their cabinet over the internet. There are many great design details that can be added. There are also storage systems at home improvement stores. These projects can often be completed within a weeks’ time.


The closets will make the home more functional and will help make the home look more organized.


.5 There are ways to add a room to the home in one week or less. If the home has three bedrooms as well as a den the den is not considered to be a bedroom because it does not have a closet. Adding a closet to this room will make the home into a four bedroom home. This will increase the value a great deal.

To add a custom closet system as well as the drywall needed for it usually costs less than $1,500.
.6 Be mindful of the mechanics. There are some things that needed to be taken care of. Before calling the professionals take a look at the wires in the home. Wrap any wires that are loose, fix outlets that are not working, and check the plumbing system to make sure there are no leaks. Taking care of these measures will show potential buyers that a person has taken good care of their home. It can also get a higher price for the home.