5 Easy Home Improvements That Pay Off

Whether you are about to sell your real estate in Gaslamp or plan on staying for a while longer, it is always nice to add value to your home. To boost your property’s value, you do not have to spend a lot of time and effort changing everything. A few simple home improvement projects can make your home’s value skyrocket by making it look more appealing. These five renovations are so easy you can even do them yourself.

1. Remodel the Kitchen

In modern times, the appearance and functionality of a kitchen has a huge impact on home value. Fortunately, you do not have to rip everything out and replace it just to get a boost in value. Getting new appliances is surprisingly affordable, and it always impresses potential buyers. Even smaller changes like a fresh coat of paint on cabinet doors or a new tile backsplash can create a better first impression for the kitchen.

2. Spruce Up the Bathroom

Like kitchens, bathrooms are another area that greatly affects home value. People are willing to pay more for a bathroom with a relaxing and spa-like feel. Try installing wall-mounted lighting and removing overhead lights for a warmer feel. Refinishing a stained or outdated tub is usually affordable, and another way to make the shower area look newer and more expensive is with a simple regrouting. You can also install a rainfall or detachable showerhead to make the shower area look more luxurious.

3. Update the Flooring

Nothing changes the appearance of a room as quickly as new flooring, and replacing the floors in a room can be quickly done in a weekend. Hardwood flooring is always popular, and newer wooden laminate options look impressively realistic. Other great options for flooring include soft carpeting or tasteful tiling. Keep in mind some homeowners associations require putting a sound mat beneath certain types so flooring, so make sure you talk to your association before you get started.

4. Paint the Walls

This is the number one tip for people who are about to put their home on the market. Walls painted in pleasing, neutral shades attract more buyers and therefore increase selling price. Market research suggests pale yellow kitchens, beige or tan bedrooms, and warm grey living rooms are some of the most popular colors with buyers today. A nice thing about this home improvement is that you can do it yourself with the help of a couple of friends or family members.

5. Modernize the Fixtures 

The doorknobs, drawer pulls, cabinet handles, and lighting in a home can all easily be changed without spending a lot of money on new fixtures. Getting rid of outdated fixtures and replacing them with stylish ones often increases a home’s worth. If you live in a historical home, replacing impersonal, modern fixtures with period-appropriate pieces can also boost value.

Whether you’re selling lofts in Little Italy or condos in Core San Diego, making a few renovations to your property can make a significant difference to potential buyers. For additional home selling tips, contact the local real estate experts at 92101 Urban Living. Call 619-649-0368 today.

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