Home remodeling is an easy way to update your new house, bring new life to your existing living space or fix up your property before you sell.

Professional home remodeling projects can cost tens of thousands of dollars. However, you don’t need to call in the professionals. There are many small projects you can do yourself that will add value to your home and make your house more livable, without breaking the bank. Here are a few ideas to update your home without spending a lot of money.

  • Make a big impact by painting the exterior of your house. If you do the work yourself, your only cost is the paint and a few brushes and tools. This is an easy way to spruce up your home from the outside and improve your curb appeal.
  • The kitchen is another place where you can spend thousands of dollars for a complete remodel or just a few dollars to brighten it up. Consider giving your kitchen a facelift with new paint on the walls and/or replacing old appliances.  Another possibility for a dramatic change includes repainting cabinets and replacing your hardware. Any or all of these changes can automatically provide an updated look to your kitchen.
  • Consider increasing your available storage by installing closet organizers. You’ll not only make better use of your closet space, but the rest of your home will also look larger when you can put everything away.
  • If painting is an easy change, you may want to not only spruce up the the exterior of your home and your kitchen, but also provide a fresh coat of paint to the he rest of the interior. Fresh paint brightens your space and makes your home look new.
  • Another simple project is to take care of your flooring. Professionally clean your carpets or do it yourself with a steam cleaner.  This will refresh them.  Deep cleaning wood floors and tile can also benefit you and neither will require a great expense.

So if you’re preparing to sell your house, try tackling these easy and economical jobs. Contact me today if you’re ready to put your home up for sale. I’ll help you determine the value of your home and advise you on the best remodeling jobs to assure you obtain best price for your house.

Allyson Hoffman, ABR, ACRE, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR, SRES
RE/MAX Villager
Serving Chicago's North Shore, North and Northwest Suburbs
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