You may be thinking about flipping your home, but you don’t have time to do a full remodel. Or maybe you’re ready to sell, but have some small maintenance issues that need attention first. In either case, here’s the good news: Small changes can make a big difference in your home’s curb appeal and return on investment (ROI). From updating fixtures and adding more light to your rooms to refreshing the exterior of your house—or even adding just one new bathroom—these are all ways you can improve the value of your property without spending too much money or taking too much time.
1-Refresh your home’s exterior
When you think of home improvements, what comes to mind? Do you envision a new, high-end kitchen or bathroom? Maybe an energy-efficient HVAC system or a modernized electrical system? While those are all good ideas that can help increase the value of your home, they may not be the best investments in terms of return on investment (ROI).
The exterior of your house is actually one of the most important aspects when it comes to determining how much money you can make from selling your property. Most buyers don’t even consider looking at homes with outdated and neglected exteriors—and they’re often right not to! That’s because if a buyer sees that your house needs some serious work on its exterior, then their first thought will be “What other things might need work inside?”
2-Improve your home’s curb appeal
Improve your home’s curb appeal.
Adding a front door, porch or deck, new roof and driveway, as well as landscaping can all improve your home’s overall value. A well-designed front entryway with a stylish door is beneficial so that visitors can easily enter into your home without looking like they are coming from the street (which could deter potential buyers). Adding a patio allows for outdoor living space that makes it feel more like a house rather than simply an apartment unit on top of someone else’s garage.
A patio also gives you the opportunity to have friends over while cooking or entertaining them with drinks at night while watching television outside in the summertime months when it’s warm enough outside! Patios allow you to use them year round since they aren’t susceptible to harsh weather conditions affecting indoor living spaces such as heating bills during colder months or cooling costs during hotter ones (depending on where you live).
3-Add more light and space to your home
- Make your home feel bigger. The first thing people notice when looking at a home is how much space there is. Adding light and making the most of what you have can make your home feel much bigger than it actually is, giving it an open feeling that will attract buyers.
- Add windows to dark areas of your home. If you have large windows in bright areas of the house, such as a kitchen or living room, this gives off an airy feeling that draws attention to those rooms first when guests walk in the door—making them appear larger than they really are!
- Use mirrors to reflect light and make a room appear larger. Mirrors reflect light into darker areas of your home (especially corners) which creates more space for entertaining guests by providing more natural lighting sources where there may not be any before!
4-Create an open floor plan in your kitchen and living room
A common trend in home remodeling is to create an open floor plan. Open floor plans give you more usable space and make it easier to entertain, which makes them popular with homeowners. The biggest benefit of these renovations is that they are typically cheaper to heat and cool than traditional homes. Additionally, they’re more convenient for cooking as well as cleaning up after messy kids or pets! Finally, open layouts allow you to decorate each room in your house with different styles and themes if you so choose—this can help keep things interesting throughout the year!
5-Add a bathroom on the main floor of your home
Bathrooms are a great place to add value to your home. Bathrooms are also a great way to add space, light, and value all at once!
Bathrooms should be bright and inviting because they’re used so much in the average home. They need to feel nice when you walk into them. You should also make sure that they have enough storage space so that everything is easily accessible.
Adding a bathroom will increase the amount of square footage in your home and make it more livable for everyone who lives there
6-Remodel your master bathroom
6-Remodel your master bathroom
When it comes to making the most of your remodel, there’s no part of your home more important than the master bathroom. It’s where you spend most of your time, so it needs to be functional and appealing for years to come.
Convert a closet into a spa-like retreat with a steam shower and marble countertops if you have the space (and budget). If not, look for other ways to maximize functionality in this room: add extra storage space with built-in cabinets or drawers underneath the vanity, install hidden motion sensor lights that automatically turn on when someone enters the room, install an oversized showerhead that can be controlled by remote control from anywhere inside—even outside—the house.
7-Add a second floor bathroom to your home
Adding a second floor bathroom to your home is one of the best ways to increase its value. This is because it adds more space inside your home, which is what people are most looking for when they look at houses.
The advantages of adding a second floor bathroom include:
- Adding another room with potential use cases that can be used by multiple people in different situations (such as hosting guests)
- Having an extra bathroom that can be used by more than one person if you have a large family or live with others who want privacy while they use the toilet
The disadvantages of adding a second floor bathroom include:
- It might take up so much space that it prevents you from using other rooms or areas of your house for other purposes (such as living or sleeping). You may end up having less room overall with this change than before! That’s why we recommend talking about this idea beforehand with friends and family members who will live there too (they’ll probably like having their own private place).
8-Update fixtures throughout your home
Fixtures are an easy way to update your home’s look. They include lighting, plumbing fixtures and other hardware that can be changed with minimal cost.
They’re often overlooked when remodeling a home because they’re so easily upgraded and they don’t require a lot of time or money to complete.
9-Finish the basement or attic
Though you may not want to think of it as an investment, finishing the basement or attic can be a great way to add value to your home. When you finish the basement, you can use it for a playroom or home office, or even turn it into guest quarters for when family visits. Finishing the attic is another option that you might consider—turning this unused space into a home office or guest room will give more potential buyers something else to fall in love with when they look at your house.
10-Replace old windows with energy efficient ones
Replace old windows with energy efficient ones.
Updated windows can improve your home’s curb appeal and increase its value, too. Newer, more efficient windows will keep your house warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, reducing your monthly utility bills. You’ll also be doing your part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change by contributing less to climate change than older windows do. It’s a win-win!
Despite their benefits, many people think that replacing old windows is out of their budget range because they’re expensive up front (and sometimes even after). However, there are several ways you can save money on new windows:
- Buy used: Look for secondhand options online or at local yard sales and thrift stores; if necessary, ask friends or family if they have any unused ones they want to take down before winter comes along again next year (or anytime)
- Get help from government programs: Many cities offer rebates/incentives for upgrading homes’ energy efficiency with things like new insulation materials like spray foam insulation or reflective roofing materials such as shingles made from recycled glass bottles instead of coal tar asphalt; these incentives help offset some costs for homeowners who otherwise couldn’t afford them without assistance
These small changes will create big impact!
Small home remodels are affordable, they can be done in a short amount of time, and they don’t require a large budget. You’ll be surprised at just how many small changes you can make to your home that will really have an impact.
You do not need to spend thousands of dollars or hire expensive contractors to create a beautiful, updated space. The best part? You can do it all yourself!
We hope you found this article helpful, and that it inspires you to make some changes to your home. If you want more information on remodeling or if you’re ready to get started on a project, please contact us today!