Improvement Projects – Getting The Biggest Bang For Your Buck
Article By Syndicated Columnist Dan The Man
Home improvement projects. Selling your home? Learn which
home improvement projects are going to give you the biggest return for your
Do you plan on putting your home up for
sale, and would like to make some home improvements, so that you get top dollar?
This article is about which improvements are the most important, and are going
to give you the biggest return for your dollar. So let us get started.
The projects that add the greatest increase to the overall value of your house
are also the most reasonably priced and the simplest to do on your own. Real
estate agents will tell you that in order to get a house ready for resale your
home and yard must be clean and clutter free. Cleaning and painting the exterior
and interior of your house are improvements that top of the list of desirable
home improvements according to real estate industry stats.
Depending on your home you may only need to make a few basic changes like
changing your color scheme, and upgrading the bathroom and kitchen, these
improvements add visual appeal and monetary value to your home.
The projects that typically involve
professional help are kitchens and bathrooms. Upgrading your kitchen and
bathroom will give you the largest return for your dollar.
Cleaning your house and yard is an
excellent home improvement project. To clean the majority of surfaces tri-sodium
phosphate (TSP) is the best choice for outside and inside your house. There are
also cleaners that are made especially for cleaning tiles, glass, stainless
steel, wood, and porcelain, and for ridding your house of offensive mildew and
Next on your list of home improvement,
projects should be exterior painting and interior painting. There is nothing
like new paint to make your house look bright, spacious, and clean. When
choosing colors for the exterior of your home, remember your front door and try
to do something with it so that it is not bland looking.
A complete make over of your kitchen pays
for it’s self when you sell your house. If purchasing new cabinets are not in
your budget, you can make minor changes such as replacing the cabinet doors. If
that is also not with in your budget, try adding some molding to your cabinet
doors, and painting them. Replace the hinges and doorknobs with new ones.
Replace outdated kitchen sinks it is not that hard or costly, and adds value to
Next to remodeling your kitchen, your
bathroom ranks second. The biggest return for your money comes from the
installation of a new bathtub, sink, shower stall, and toilet as well as
appealing custom cabinets and tiles. If you cannot afford a total makeover,
replace your old faucets, taps, and showerhead. Add some shelves, and redecorate
the cabinets and paint.
Upgrading your flooring should be
taken into consideration. Remove your old flooring and replace it with modern
laminate flooring or hardwood flooring. If you have hardwood flooring, all you
may have to do is to sand and re-stain it, and apply a clear finish. Other types
of flooring replacements that you can use are vinyl, tile, textured rubber,
linoleum, or carpeting. The type and style of flooring that you choose is only
limited by your imagination and budget.
When it comes to home improvement
projects most people take their yard for granted, and yet this is the first
thing that people see when they approach your house. Landscaping your yard is
not as difficult, or as expensive as you might think, and when you sell your
house the landscaping that you do will more then pay for it’s self. You can
find hundreds of landscaping designs on the Internet, or you can purchase a good
book about landscaping. A few well-placed shrubs and trees, and a nice flower
garden will add appeal and warmth to your house. Landscaping is an area that
should never be over looked.