Whether you are looking to sell your house or just want to spruce it up a bit to make it more enjoyable living in it, you will need to do some Calgary renovations or remodeling. The actual costs for your projects are highly dependent on the condition of your house and the real estate value in the part of the country you live in. below are a few tips on how to boost the value of your home without breaking the bank.
1. Make the kitchen whistle and dance
Most people consider the kitchen the heart of the home. If you are looking to sell your house, most of your potential buyers will make a big deal out of the condition of your kitchen. Making it slightly more appealing will make a big difference in your sale process. Besides, you also need your kitchen in its best condition for your sake. You should replace your old kitchen faucets with new ones and work on the cabinet handles. The fixtures can also be replaced with brighter and more efficient ones. If you can afford it, you should re-do the whole cabinet system. Replace the cabinets and cabinet doors with new ones and repaint them and the kitchen for a better look.
Alternatively, you can order the replacement parts and do the replacement yourself if you are good at it.
2. Give the appliances a facelift
Sometimes, the kitchen appliances will not much since they were bought at different times for different homes. This may make the kitchen look a little less appealing to the eye. You can replace some of the appliance faces. A little trick is to try and see of your appliance has two-color faces. For example, most dishwashers have a black and white face. If the outside face is white, the inside face will be black, this can save you costs as all you need to do is unscrew the face and flip it over then screw it in and you have a new face! Make sure there is a blend of colors in your kitchen. This will give the prospective buyers some peace of mind and might make a big difference in the amount they offer.
3. Improve the bathroom look
After the kitchen, one of the greatest points of concerns for new buyers is the bathroom. Therefore, you must upgrade this room if you want to increase the value of your home and sell it. The process can be costly but can also be done cheaply. You can replace the toilet seat or install a new pedestal sink and it will make a considerable difference in how the bathroom looks. If your bathroom floor is old and worn out, you should replace it with something easy to install but not costly like a vinyl floor. These are so easy to install and you can put them right over the old floor without having to remove it. You can refurbish the tub, the shower, and the bathroom doors. If you can afford it, you can even install glass shower screens and shower doors.
4. Step up your storage
Most old houses are known to have no good storage or closet space. If your house is one of them, you should correct this by installing closets, drawers, and shelves in rooms that need them like the pantry, bedrooms and walk-in closets. You can do all this in a week with the right materials. The end result is your home becomes more livable and gets it ready for a resale when you decide to put it in the market.
5. Add a new room
If your house is a three-bedroom house and also has a den, you should consider making it a four-bedroom house. You can achieve this by turning the den into a bedroom. The only thing stopping the den from being called a bedroom is the fact that it does not have a closet. Add this and you have yourself a fourth bedroom and hence a four-bedroom house. For a few dollars, you can add the bedroom in less than a week and increase the value of your home tremendously.
6. Check the plumbing and the mechanics
You may spruce up the outside look of your house and make it look good as new but if your plumbing or your wiring is not right, you may have a problem during valuation. You can spare a few dollars to hire a plumber and electrician to look over your house. The plumber can take care of leaking pipes, faulty outlets and any other problem in your plumbing or drainage system. The electrician can look over your electrical services and check for loose or naked wires and faulty outlets then fix them and do any replacement necessary. The message this sends to your potential buyers is that you have really looked over the condition of the house and can increase the chances of you getting a better deal when selling the house.