After we listed our home for sale, I could tell that things really needed to change, and fast. Our real estate agent mentioned that there were a few issues with the exterior of our home, so we took her suggestions to heart. She mentioned that our garage door desperately needed to be updated, so we worked hard to take care of the issue. We completely repainted the door, and then we worked on adding hardware and handles that gave it a little visual interest. This website is here to help people to update their home's exterior in a productive, convenient way. Check it out!
If you are thinking about renovating your home, you should consider projects that will have a long term effect on the value of your property. Of course, finding a cost effective remodel to increase your property value can be difficult. There might be a lot of things you want to do to your house, but they don't all fit within your budget. Luckily, there are some projects that are cost effective, especially if you do the work yourself. Here are 3 great home renovations for homeowners who plan on selling their home.
Interior and Exterior Painting
Painting the interior and/or exterior of your home is probably the most achievable remodel project. Some people don't realize how a new paint color can drastically change the look of the house. Not only will it make your walls new and fresh, it will also make surrounding components, like the windows and furniture feel newer. Painting is a specially cost-effective because the tools and supplies are so affordable. The labor is also easy, and doesn't require special training.
Garage Door Replacement
Another smart, but often overlooked home remodel is garage door replacement. The garage door is a huge style element, and it is often the first thing that people see when passing your house. Most people don't think about remodeling or updating their garage before selling their home. The project is very affordable, especially if you simply replace your garage panels for a cosmetic update. If your garage is still in great working order, and it has removable panels, you can order new ones and install them yourself. With new panels, you can update your garage and make it match with the rest of your exterior trim. Many people will change their garage panels while they are also painting their exterior. Together, these two remodels will completely change your exterior style.
Replacing your windows is another smart remodel. However, it is far more expensive than painting. But, it is still a very cost effective remodel. While the initial investment might be high, it has a huge impact on the value of your home. You have to remember that installing new windows gives both the inside and outside of your home and remodel. Two for the price of one!
All three of these remodels are great ideas. If you have the budget, do them all. If not, start off with the paint job or garage replacement.