Are you thinking about selling your home, or maybe just in the mood to give your home a fresh new feel? These simple projects will update your home while potentially increasing its value. Watch this video or read below to discover what small improvements can make a big impression on potential buyers.
Cabinet Hardware. Cabinet knobs and pulls can have a dramatic effect on the look and feel of a space. Updating them is a cost-effective way to give your home a fresh new look. There is a lot of variability in this simple little piece of hardware. The finish, shape, and size of a knob or pull can change up a space entirely. Something to consider in addition to the appearance is the feel of the hardware. This is something you interact with, so consider the texture, weight, and structure.
Living in Bend, I suggest shopping for these online to get the largest selection. Home Depot, Lowes, and Wayfair offer a large selection. It is worth the time to search for something that is special and has dimension. Don’t be afraid to mix the metals in your home- for example, you could have antique bronze on the kitchen's periphery and brass on the island or in the living room.
If you are retrofitting pulls, consider hardware with moveable posts for pulls. These are a great choice to replace pulls with hard-to-match center-to-center diameters.
Upgrade Light fixtures: One of the simplest ways to increase your home's value is to upgrade the lighting fixtures. This includes interior and exterior fixtures. By swapping out your exterior fixtures, you can immediately add curb appeal and really make your home inviting. Whether your home's design style is contemporary, farmhouse, or more traditional, there are so many options to choose from.
Interior lighting can also highlight particular areas of your home. You want to focus on the heart of your home, which is often the kitchen and dining area. Consider updating your current lighting above your island (if you have one) and above the dining room table. Simply having enough lighting in your kitchen is important, so if it seems dim, consider adding a series of well-placed task lights over the kitchen workspace. I have also seen simple primary bedrooms tastefully upgraded by adding a fun chandelier or bedside lighting.
With all your lighting, consider adding a dimming switch and using smart lights controlled by an app. According to Zillow, homes mentioning smart lights in their listing description sold seven days faster than expected!
Upgrade faucets: Faucets are another cost-effective way to update your home and increase its value. Again, there are so many styles to choose from depending on the style of your home. Find a faucet that enhances the style of your home, and again, don’t be afraid to mix the metals within your home.
For faucets, you should focus on the kitchen, powder bathroom, and primary bathroom. For the kitchen, I recommend a pull-out faucet. Touchless faucets are convenient n the kitchen and have the added appeal of being germ-free. Lastly, in the bathroom, upgrading your shower head is an inexpensive way to re-vamp your shower.
Hopefully, you have some ideas for updating your home. A few well-chosen updates could improve your home’s appeal and value without taking too much time or money out of your wallet.