Owning a home comes with both benefits and responsibilities. On the one hand, you get to decide how and when to improve your space and enjoy the added privacy of being on your own. On the other hand, you must also take care of maintaining your home inside and out. This is particularly important when considering the real estate market and debating whether you want to sell in the future.
Not all home updates yield the same return on investment. If you’re unsure of which ones give you the most bang for your renovation buck, read on for the costs and comparisons of three great minor updates that will boost the value of your home.
Install Closet Organizers
One major feature that potential homebuyers are always looking for is ample storage. Even if you don’t have a ton of space to use, there are still plenty of options available that will help you make the most of your closets, drawers and other areas.
While a closet makeover may set you back $2,000 or more, utilizing ClosetMaid’s SpaceCreations for customizable solutions for spaces already within your home is both a cost-effective and hassle-free avenue to increase your house’s value and prevent headaches from lack of storage.
Don’t forget about all the other types of storage solvers you can use as well! From wire drawer systems to cabinet organizers, these quick fixes will help your home appear more orderly to anyone passing through!
ClosetMaid’s SpaceCreations product line is a versatile storage system that can be customized to fit any room of your home.
Do Some Landscaping
Did you really think you were going to get through this list without getting your hands dirty? Landscaping is one of the easiest ways to improve the value of your home. You can either do it yourself or hire a service to handle it for you.
Either way, this update won’t cost nearly as much as a full kitchen or bathroom renovation, yet it can make a memorable first impression on potential buyers. After all, curb appeal goes a long way.
Once your lawn has been manicured, be sure to check a home value estimator to learn how much your home is worth after the work has been completed.
Paint Kitchen Cabinets
With trends and fads constantly changing, staying versatile is a great way to improve the value of your home. Painting your kitchen cabinets is an easy DIY project. With some patience and a bucket of paint, this update can take your home a long way. The average cost of rehabbing kitchen cabinets lies between $300 to $700 depending on the materials you use and the cost of labor. Due to the low cost, your return on investment will surely pack a punch.
Painted cabinets refresh your kitchen’s look for a low cost.
There are several things to keep in mind when repainting your cabinets. If you go through a company, try to get quotes in late fall or early winter as you may be able to expect discounts during this time. Also, get quotes from several companies even if you are just buying paint. Oftentimes, you can save up to 20% by comparing different options!
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