Full-scale renovations may add value to your property, but gutting the kitchen or replacing your windows may not be feasible or even necessary in a seller’s market.
Whether you’re selling your home or simply want to improve your space and enjoy the view, here are several cost-effective ways to increase your property value without spending a fortune.
Just One Gallon of Paint Will Do Wonders
Inflation hasn’t helped the cost of paint, but it’s still one of the quickest, most affordable ways to increase property value. A gallon of paint generally covers 400 square feet of wall space. Paint costs vary, but you should be able to tackle a small room for as little as $15 to $40.
Swap Out Old Fixtures
When people hear “fixtures” they generally think about lighting, but we use the term to refer to anything from switch plates, doorknobs, and lights to curtains, curtain rods, blinds, and more. We love updating fixtures for a few reasons. First, anyone with a little DIY-spirit can swap out a switch plate, hang new curtains, or swap out a doorknob. Second, these affordable DIY projects add subtle touches that can transform a room.
Install Ceiling Fans
Installing ceiling fans is another low-cost way to increase property value. Not only do they look great, but they also reduce energy bills by circulating warm air in the winter and cool air in the summer. Plus, they’re relatively easy to install. Prices vary, but you can pick up a sleek, budget-friendly unit for under $40.
Replace Outdated Window Treatments
Old, outdated blinds detract from your home's appearance. Get rid of them and install faux wood blinds or drapes, and be sure to choose neutral colors that blend with various color schemes.
Clean and Restore Windows – Don’t Replace Them
The human eye tends to go to the windows when we look at houses. So it's no wonder new windows can add a return value of up to 72 percent of the project cost at resale.
But instead of replacing windows, remember that even the dirtiest, most damaged windows can be brought back to life. We know because we’ve been cleaning and restoring windows for over 20 years.
Check out our before-and-after gallery to see our work in action!
Clean Your Gutters
Cleaning your gutters is an easy way to increase curb appeal, but that’s only one reason it made our list.
Cleaning your gutters protects the integrity of your entire home, from foundation to roof. How? Healthy gutters carry water away from your home, mitigating mold, mildew, critters, foundational damage, and more.
So if you’re looking for a low-cost way to improve your home and protect it, start with your gutters.
Pressure washing your home's exterior, driveway, patio, and other walkways is another cost-effective way to increase curb appeal lifespan. A thorough pressure wash will remove dirt, grime, mildew, and mold, which renews and prolongs the surface's life while also preventing mold and mildew growth.
Leave It to The Professionals: Call In The Kilt
We know exterior home cleaning better than we know ourselves. Trust us. We'll leave you with a sparkling fresh home exterior in half the time—without breaking the bank. Contact us today, and we will provide you with a free estimate.