When you are planning to sell your house, you definitely would want to look for the best possible rate from the sale. Let us look at a few economical ways to upgrade your house which indirectly would upgrade the value of it. What services shall you consider to enhance the value of your house ? SILA Group gives an insight:
First and foremost, before you make any changes in your home, big or small, consult your realtor. Most of the real estate agents will do this as a courtesy. Ask them as to what requirements buyers usually have when they are looking to buy a home and then make the changes accordingly. This will also help eliminate obstacles that might create a problem with the sale at a later date.
Having your house painted is the quickest and most cost-efficient way to increase the value of the house. Make sure that you choose neutral colours such as beige, brown or a white as these are the colours that usually appeal to a larger audience. Light coloured walls also make the house seem bigger and more appealing. Additionally also have your front door painted, this will give a good visual to the buyer as soon as he sees the house. Choosing a professional painting service which doesn’t cost more than normal would be the Ideal go-to choice.
A change in your light fixtures can give your home a big uplift. Right lighting adds a certain edge to the house interiors and sets the right ambiance. Home stores these days offer a huge range of good-looking and reasonable light fixtures. This is a completely low-cost Do It Yourself project.
Along with paint colour and the light fixtures, mouldings are a simple way to add elegance and meaning to any room. It’s a notable detail and creates a good impression on the buyer as it adds an air of luxury to just about any room.
Kitchen and Bathroom are the two areas of a home that benefit the most from the small renovations. Along with the lighting fixtures, replace the old plumbing and add a new tile floor. This will give your bathroom a contemporary look. Similarly for your kitchen, start by changing the kitchen sink and replace the doorknobs for your kitchen cabinets. A simple change of doorknobs for the cabinets will add a bit of flair to the whole room. These updates will cost you very less compared to the returns they will bring.
Make a list of all the things that are broken and need repair. It may not seem important but every room has a repair that needs to be looked into and these small neglects may give an impression that the home has not been maintained well. Eliminating these minor problems will help out a lot in respect to the sale.
Buyers like to see ample of storage space. A few extra shelves in an empty slot will make a big difference especially in a bathroom. Also organize your closets for them to look more spacious; most closets can be updated in less than a week. This will also make your home look more organized to the buyers.
Reducing your energy costs will save your money for as long as you live there and is also a huge plus point when it comes to selling your house. Make sure that your homes are insulated; there is more use of LED’s as compared to CFL’s; and above all the electrical wiring is in place.
Residences are fast moving towards implementing automation systems during the renovation process. Currently, the system covers basic living & security aspects. It is turning into a mandatory requirement while buying a home considering it has features like intrusion detection, intrusion alarms and remote monitoring, all of which help build a safe home. This adds to certain ways to increase the value of your house
Hire a cleaning service for a complete top-to-bottom scrubbing. Even if you keep your home clean on a regular basis, there are still corners and sides that you will miss or overlook. The cleaning service will also help you with floor scrubbing/carpet cleaning which is a huge task to do manually. This will give the sparkle your home needs to create the right first impression. With this, also get a pest control treatment done as pest problems are considered a huge issue by every prospective buyer.
(Author – Kunal Lala, Vice President, SILA)