5 Inexpensive Renovations That Can Increase Your Home’s Value

Posted on October 21st, 2016 by

If you’re considering selling your home, don’t just put it on the market as-is. A few simple changes can increase your asking price. The staff at Carpet Mills of America, a leading Carrollton flooring store, discuss 5 inexpensive renovations that can add considerable value to your home.

1. Do Small Home Repairs

No one enjoys leaky sinks or running toilets. Most small repairs don’t cost much money and are easy to do yourself. Sometimes all you need to do is make sure all of your windows open and shut. Even if you have to hire a repairman, you’re still likely to see profit when you sell your home.

2. Replace or Fix Your Flooring

Flooring trends come and go. Try to stick with something timeless like hardwood flooring or neutral tiles. Check for squeaky or damaged flooring in your home and address it immediately. Floors are much cheaper to repair than you might expect, and a nice looking floor can end up adding thousands to your home’s value.

3. Change Out the Lighting

Dimmers, sun tubes, and motion sensor lights are gaining in popularity. Adding just a few of these throughout your home can work wonders. While you’re at it, don’t forget to update your existing light fixtures and always keep in mind high wattage light bulbs can make a small room feel bigger, and an empty room can be warmed by soft lighting.

4. Repaint with Neutral Colors

If you have bright or bold colors all throughout your house, it may be too difficult for a potential buyer to see its true value. Whether you’re planning on keeping your home or selling it, a neutral palette can help add to its value if you have it appraised.

5. Update the Front Door

Don’t forget the importance of the front door. Make sure your doorbell works, and install one if you don’t have one. Adding an overhang to help protect against rain is a nice touch, as is installing a porch or deck.

For additional cheap home renovation tips, get in touch with the flooring and design experts at CMA Flooring. We carry a wide variety of wood, tile, vinyl, and carpet flooring Carrollton homeowners love, and we also offer installation services. Give us a call today at 972-418-6606 for a free quote.