Some improvements are expensive, but do not add much to the value of your home. But there are some things you can do that will skyrocket the value of your home. Here are several great ideas that you can use to beautify your home while increasing its sales value.
Landscape your yard: Working on your landscape can be both a recreational activity that's good for your health, as well as something that's enjoyable and good for your bottom line. If space is limited you can grow a beautiful little herb garden, which will be both a tasty addition to your life as well as something that's nice to look at.
Update your front door and entryway: Nothing says hello better than a nice clean inviting front door and entrance area. The area around your door should be organized, landscaped, and kept clean and clear of spider webs, wasp and bee nests and the likes. A properly installed new door will add the advantage of safety to your abode as well as making it look great.
Repaint areas that need it: In one weekend, with a couple cans of paint, you can improve the looks and value of your home by perhaps thousands of dollars. Take your home from old and dingy to sparkling, bright, clean, and like new in a matter of hours. Just be careful to choose subdued colors that go well, and that aren't gaudy or that don't stand out too much, and you'll be sure to add value to your home.
Replace Your Old Windows: Old-style, cracked, worn out window - whether Jalousies, single hung, double hung, or bay windows - make a house look old. If you want to bring your house up to date, updating your window can make a dramatic difference.
Update and renovate your kitchen: It's fun to cook. Cooking in the proper surroundings can be even so much nicer. And although the kitchen is often out of view, there is nothing quite as pleasing in a home as seeing a hip modern kitchen with all the amenities. When it comes time to sell your house, you'll be surprised at how quickly a great kitchen will seal the deal.
Add a room: If space allows, adding a room, even just a bathroom, will significantly make your house worth more money. This is not typically a do-it-yourself project, and it can be costly, so choose contractors wisely by interviewing several.
If you're getting your house ready to sell, it's often a good idea to consult with your real estate agent to make sure that you won't make your house worth too much for the neighborhood you're in - limiting your return on investment. Of course if something is old or damaged it should be repaired or replace before putting it on the market. But if you're planning to keep your home for a while, pick any or all of the above options, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. There's nothing better than having a beautiful safe house or condo to come home to after a long day at work.