Easy Home Renovations to Increase Your Home’s Value

Looking for some easy home renovations this spring to increase your home’s value?


Painting a room:  With a gallon of paint covering approximately 350 square feet and running an average of $25, it could cost you as little as $75 to repaint a kitchen with 700 square feet of wall space.

ebg_energystar_onpageUpgrading appliances:  Switching to energy-efficient Energy Star appliances will save money on your monthly utility bills and improve appearance.

Updating accessories:  New accessories like outlet covers, cabinet knobs, and drawer pulls can cost as little as $150.

Tiling the floor:  A moderate sized kitchen/bathroom can be upgraded with discounted tiles that you can install yourself for as little as $1-$2 per square foot.

Upgrading a vanity or sink:  In addition to tiling the floor, you could upgrade the vanity and sink.  Depending on the size of your vanity and the number of sinks you would like to install, you can buy a pre-made, finished piece at most “big box” home improvement stores and sink for several hundred dollars.

7d8927da6bd862bed64931b8a7d5e1c8Pretty up the entranceway:  Draw buyers to your front door with attractive planters, flowers, and a hardwood bench or set of chairs and a small patio table.  Line the walkway with a border of perennial plants or simple lighting fixtures.

Installing ceiling fans:  Ceiling fans aren’t just decorative – they’re an easy way to reduce your overall energy consumption during hot summer months.

There are hundreds of easy projects that can update your home’s appearance, whether your looking to sell or just ready for a change!  Make your home stand out with easy home renovations.

Hampton Roads Real-e-statement is written by Alyssa Godwin, a Realtor with Liz Moore and Associates. For more tips on staging or upgrading your home contact Alyssa at 757-329-6161 or alyssagodwin@lizmoore.com. You can also find Alyssa on Facebook or on the web at www.lizmoore.com/alyssagodwin.  Information for this post courtesy of Atlantic Bay Mortgage.