10 Cost-Effective Home Improvements That Boost Market Value

Ready to freshen up your home on a budget? You don’t need to spend a fortune to make a big impact. When you’re getting ready to sell, we know the last thing you want to do is take on huge projects, especially if you’re in a time crunch. That doesn’t mean you have to skip out on making improvements that deliver a dramatically positive impact both in looks and in ROI. Most of these projects can be done in a weekend! Check out our 10 home improvement ideas that add serious style and function to your spaces. 

1- Refresh your entryway: greet guests with style by updating your front door. A fresh coat of paint can go a long way along with updated hardware. Don’t forget a new doormat and some potted plants for an extra welcoming touch! 

2- Upgrade your lighting: Brighten up your space with new fixtures! Consider energy efficient LED options or pendant lights for a trendy touch. 

3- Install a backsplash: Protect your kitchen walls and add style with a new backsplash. Tiles, stainless steel and even some high end peel and stick options are out there that can transform the look of your kitchen. 

4- Rejuvenate your bathrooms: Minor updates like a new faucet, shower head, or give your grout a good scrub, or even regrouting the tiles can make your bathroom look and feel new.  

5- Beautify your outdoor space: Install a fire pit, add outdoor string lights, or create a simple paver patio for outdoor gatherings. Making your outdoor areas more usable adds to your overall living space and can improve your home’s appeal. 

6- Give your walls a fresh coat of paint: A few gallons of paint can go a long way in making your home look brand new. Stick to neutral colors and modern trends, especially if you’re thinking of selling. 

7- Small details matter: Replace outdated knobs on kitchen cabinets and doors. Even the little things can elevate the look of a room! Pinterest is a great place to find ideas for any style, whether you’re looking for modern, contemporary, mid-century, or rustic, with sources that you can buy from directly!

8- Add an accent wall: Accent walls when done right when done in a purposeful and tasteful way, for low cost! They can help draw attention to architectural features and add contrast to the most basic spaces.

9- Prioritize your landscaping: Spending a day or two focusing on sprucing up your yard can significantly increase your home’s curb appeal and value in the eyes of potential buyers. Bust out your gardening gloves and get to work trimming shrubs, weeding and mulching your flower beds and around trees, reseed if necessary, mow and edge the lawn. Plant flowers and replace any dead trees or bushes. 

10- Power wash your walkways and driveway: You might not notice the dirt and grime that sticks to your concrete, but over time, it can make the exterior of your property look dull. After you give it a good power wash, you’ll be shocked at how it can completely transform your curb appeal. 

Remember, not all improvements have to be major renovations. Small changes can make a big impact in the look and feel of your home! If you’re thinking of selling, reach out to The Phipps Team today and we’ll walk you through the best updates for your specific property that have the highest ROI.