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8 Inexpensive Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

by Hunter Deegan 02/01/2019

In a competitive selling market, it’s vital to make sure you take advantage of any way to give your home an edge over the competition.

Many sellers make expensive home improvements in the hopes of attracting buyers. But, even if you’re on a budget, there are ways to boost curb appeal and increase the value of your home to make your home competitive in today’s seller’s market.

In today’s post, I’m going to cover eight low-cost upgrades you can make to your home today. We tried to keep all of the upgrades under $100 so that you can stick to your budget while still making a big difference in your home.

1. Paint the front door ($30)

One of the first things a potential buyer will notice about your home is the front door. Putting on a fresh coat of paint, especially one that pops and contrasts with the color of your home, will help to make it stand out on the block.

2. Paint your interior trim and baseboards ($75 - $100)

Baseboards often get dirty or scuffed up over the years. Putting a fresh coat of paint will make the entire room look like new. Stick with white for most rooms--it will brighten them up and make them feel clean.

3. Replace your outlet and light switch plates ($20)

They get dirty, they crack, and they get covered in messy paint every time you repaint your walls. Outlet and switch plates see a lot of wear and tear, and a dirty one can be off-putting for potential buyers.

For just a few dollars each or less, replace them all to give the rooms of your home a facelift.

4. Replace fixtures ($50 - $100)

Whether it’s the knobs of your kitchen cabinets or faucet fixtures, there are a number of small items in the kitchen and bathrooms that can be upgraded.

Stainless steel is now out of style, with homeowners choosing brushed nickel and bronze over the traditional stainless.

5. Choose a new shower head ($30 - $50)

Installing a shower head is a lot easier than it looks. Plus, luxurious looking shower heads can be purchased for less than $50 on Amazon, making them a great choice to add a touch of indulgence to the shower.

6. Add new bright, energy efficient lighting ($30 - $50)

Bright LEDs can make a room feel more spacious and modern, and it can save you a few dollars on the electric bill. Installing new lights throughout the home is a good way to show off what lies within.

7. Paint or replace your mailbox ($20 - $80)

Mailboxes can easily get dirty and dented over the years and most of us pay little mind to them. But prospective buyers likely will be on the lookout for any signs of neglect when they view your home. Having a freshly painted mailbox will leave a good first impression.

8. Rent a pressure washer for a day ($50 - $100)

Pressure washing the exterior of your home can make a huge difference when it comes to upgrading curb appeal. Vinyl siding gets dirty quickly and isn’t all that easy to clean.

You can rent a pressure washer from The Home Depot or your local hardware store for typically less than $100 a day.

About the Author

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Hunter Deegan

I am a full time agent dedicated to your Buying, Selling and Real Estate Investment needs. I have lived in the southeast metro area since 1982. Being licensed in real estate and holding the Realtor designation since 1999 gives me vast market insight. I have 4 amazing young adult kiddos and have been married to my lovely bride since 1993! Needless to say with my family life and my Real Estate time spent in Denver....I have a vast knowledge of the area(s). My knowledge of the Denver Metro Area and helping you find the perfect location will allow you to enjoy the many benefits Denver has to offer.

Knowing the real estate process is half the battle, which is why I strive to counsel my buyers & sellers.  Giving you more real estate knowledge will save you time, stress and money. As a Denver metro agent since 1999 I take care of the other half. This includes selling your current home and finding your Dream Home, writing the contract, negotiating a better price, setting up and handling inspections, keeping you informed, communication with lenders/appraisers/vendors/etc, communicating with the other agent to keep things together, and then finally closing.

Together we can find the perfect home for your current needs. Whether it's your dream home, a fixer upper you will live in, a move-in condition home, luxury home, fix and flip or another rental/investment property. I will help you accomplish your real estate goals! As a dedicated Full-Time Realtor I have helped 100's of buyers and sellers throughout the metro area. I take pride in honesty, professionalism and patience. I look forward to our real estate adventure together!

"As first time home buyers we didn't really know what to be looking for. Hunter was very thorough in pointing things out to us and genuinely cared about us purchasing the right home." - Allison