Now that your house is already on the market it can often be financially challenging to try to spruce it up so it is more desirable to buyers. Remodeling just one room of the house can cost several thousand dollars. Often, the renovation can cost more than it increases the home's value. But there are several cheap and easy ways to improve your home's value.
Buyers will see the landscaping and front yard before anything else, so this should be your first project. Litter should not be strewn about, and the lawn must be cut. Statues, walkways, and the edge of the building should be weeded completely. Flower beds need to look fresh and shrubbery should be cut back. Planting new shrubs and perhaps a statue or a trellis will also improve the lawn's look.
Organization is the first project for inside the home. Getting rid of any clutter you have acquired over the years will make the home look neater and more friendly. Getting a storage unit for the items you wish to keep is a good idea. This will cause the house to look larger and more elegant.
The walls and windows of the house should also be cleaned. This is a much cheaper method than purchasing new siding or paint. Power washing the outside and washing the inside walls is also less expensive than the alternative. If there are a lot of holes in the walls, patching and repainting is suggested, however.
For another way to give your home added beauty on a budget, try crown molding. It is easily installed and can greatly enhance the appearance of your house. Keeping walls a flatter color against a brighter trim can open up the room.
These methods will help make your house more attractive on a budget. As you inspect your work one last time, keep this in mind. Take note all of the home's fine points, and look at it through fresh eyes. If you were the potential buyer, what would you see? Remember that the buyer will be ready to live in the home, and will not be interested in a house if it has to be fixed.