Budget-Friendly Upgrades You’re Going to Love
Updating your home doesn’t have to bust your budget. A little upgrade here and there can make your home sell faster and for a higher price. If you are not in the market to sell, these ideas will work wonders to brighten your surroundings and make your day a little less complicated. Here are a few Budget-Friendly Upgrades You’re Going to Love.
Fresh Paint Works Wonders
Nothing transforms the look of your home for less money than a fresh coat of paint. According to a 2021 ZillowGroup.com survey, the following are colors most likely to make your home sell faster. Even if you’re staying put, new paint is a quick way to bring big changes to a room.
Bathroom – Light blue bathrooms had homebuyers admitting they would pay a 1.6% increase in the offer price.
Kitchen – Potential home buyers found white to be the most appealing color for a kitchen.
Living Room – The survey found your best bet for living room walls was gray and that this color resulted in the highest intentions to view and purchase a home.
Bedroom – Surprisingly, most surveyed found bold colors ideal for the bedroom, particularly dark blue.
Install a Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat adjusts your home’s heating and cooling temp setting by using WiFi, enabling you to manage it remotely from your smartphone.
Your smart thermostat will provide a brand app you can download onto your mobile device. The app allows you to check your thermostat anywhere you have WiFi. You can change the temp setting on your thermostat while at the office, running errands, or even on vacation. With your smart thermostat app, you can also set up app-based heating and cooling schedules for seasonal preferences.
Replace Tired Hardware
Switch things up with a quick cosmetic fix. Replace cabinet handles, door knobs, pulls, and rods in each room for a fresh look. This is an inexpensive improvement that requires minimal effort a. Hardware is often overlooked, but small details like new cabinet handles and door knobs can make a large impact on a room.
Upgrade Your Bathroom Lighting
Are your current bathroom light fixtures not working properly? Are they rusty? Outdated? Ugly? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, now is a great time to update your lighting. This is another budget-friendly, high-impact update to add a little “wow” to your bathroom. Choose a fixture that complements the space; whether you’re aiming for industrial or whimsical, there is no shortage of beautiful bathroom light fixtures from which to choose.
Give Your Front Yard a Facelift
Adding a little appeal to the front of your home can be done on a tiny budget.
- Plant colorful flowers to add color
- Replace your aging mailbox
- Add pathway lighting
- Paint your front door. According to Fixr.com, the hottest front door colors for 2023 are Black, Blue (all shades), Sage Green, Gray, and assorted bold colors like Red