For those of you thinking about placing your home on the market soon, here are a few great tips for giving your home that competitive edge without depleting your pocketbook. Trying to finish up a remodel myself, I know firsthand how quickly making a few changes here and there can add up in cost. It's important to decide what changes are most important to you and your family and what changes will later benefit you when if you choose to sell. If you've already decided to sell but don't have a large budget for updates, this article talks about inexpensive ideas for making your home present its best to buyers.
Save Money on a Remodel
Renovating the kitchen and bathrooms brings the greatest return on your investment. They are also the most expensive rooms to renovate. If you can't afford to invest in a full renovation, you can find inexpensive ways of improving these rooms.
Don't neglect the old "elbow grease" method of renovating. Buying new appliances can do serious damage to your savings. Simply cleaning your stove until it's spotless, washing down the fridge and adding spit and polish to your other kitchen appliances can make a huge difference.
When rooms have enough light, it makes a world of difference. As important as it is to have good lighting, you may not have the money to have an electrician re-wire your house with new fixtures. Instead, invest in lamps: table lamps for end or coffee tables and standing lamps to place near the reading chair.
The more work you can do for yourself, the more money you will be saving. Take advantage of the home products retail stores for advice on how to go about fixing something. These professionals can tell you how to install faucets, tiles or shelving and how to patch and sand walls, just for a few examples. You can bounce some of your own ideas off them to see if your ideas will work.