5 Home Improvements Under $100
You don’t need a huge amount of money to improve your home.
Here are 5 tips for Increasing Your Home's Value:
1. Get some Pro advice.
Hire an interior designer to check out your home. A standard hourly fee is normally less than $100, and in this time they can give you lots of ideas on how to improve your home. From small improvements such as paint colors or furniture placement to remodeling ideas an hour spent with a pro can go a long way towards improving the look and feel of your home.
2. Get an Inspection.
Not all home improvements need to be cosmetic. Hire a home inspector to check out all major house systems, from top to bottom, including the roof, plumbing, electrical and heating systems, foundation, and drainage. Accompany the inspector during the examination, they may discover hidden problems that could negatively impact your home's value. Minor problems such as a hidden water leak can become big, expensive problems quickly.
3. Paint, paint, paint.
A fresh coat of paint can make your rooms look clean and updated. This is one of the simplest and cost-effective improvements that you can do. When selecting paint colors, go for a more neutral pallet since these appeal to the greatest number of people, therefore making your home more appealing.
The average cost for a gallon of paint is around $25, which leaves you plenty of money to buy rollers, painter's tape, drop cloths and brushes. So buy a few gallons and get started!
4. Plant the seeds of tomorrow.
If you’re not selling your house today, then plan for the future. Create a beautiful landscape by planting shade trees which will make your home more desirable. A fully grown tree properly placed can cut your cooling costs by as much as 40 percent. A mature landscape is also good for the environment, providing a necessary habitat for wildlife while adding valuable curb appeal to your home.
5. New Mailbox.
Mailboxes suffer from heavy use and sometimes abuse. Improve the curb appeal of your home by replacing your mailbox with something that looks sharp and contemporary, or just paint your mailbox if it is already in great condition.