Written by Colleen Kalil

Small Projects That Can Make Your Home Look More Expensive

Upgrading and repairing your home before putting it on the market can help ensure you get a  good return for your property.  You do not have to break the bank though to improve your home’s appearance and value. Minor upgrades and fixes can help make your home look more expensive. Here are some small projects that can significantly boost the selling price of your home:

Upgrade The Doors

Replacing the front door, especially with one that has a bold color, can help your home stand out. According to Remodeling Magazine, replacing the front door is the most valuable home improvement that you can make.

Repairing or replacing the garage door can also make a significant impact on your home’s facade. Garage doors take up such a large space on your home that it immediately draws an observer’s eye. Consider making a repair or replacing your garage door if it is dented or discolored, or it has defects that can prevent it from working properly. This simple change can significantly enhance the curb appeal of your home.

Repair The Gutters And Downspouts

Gutters and downspouts may not be noticeable when they are fine but they will be easily noticeable if they have problems. If you have missing downspouts, or sagging and leaking gutters, have them taken care of before you show your house to prospective buyers. Keeping water away from your home’s foundation can help you avoid cracking foundation walls and wet basements.

Paint Your Trim And Touch Up Areas

It may not be necessary to paint your whole house to improve its curb appeal. Repainting your trim and touching up the areas where paint is peeling are cost-effective ways of improving the appearance of your home. Repainting the trim can bring new life to the home’s facade and touching up areas that need fixing will make your home look newer. These kind of projects are helpful when you have a constrained budget, since it is less costly and less time-consuming than having your entire house repainted.

Fixing peeling paint, however, is not as easy as it may appear. It requires several processes that include removing the chipped paint then sanding the surface. Consider hiring a professional to do this job. University Painters can help repair areas in your home with chipping paint. Contact us to get a free estimate of this house repainting project.