How to add more value to your house on a budget

add more value to your house on a budget
  • Author: Mohsin Khan
  • Posted On: July 7, 2022
  • Updated On: July 9, 2023

If you’re looking to increase the value on your home, it’s important to know that not all renovations are created equal. While some projects will cost thousands of dollars and take weeks of your time, there are plenty of ways to add value to your house without breaking the bank or losing any precious time.

We’ve put together this list of quick upgrades that will make your home look brand new (and worth more) without breaking the budget or taking too much time off work.

Add greenery

Adding greenery to your home is easy on the wallet, and can do a lot of good.

  • Plants help with air quality. If you like to keep the windows open in spring and summer, make sure there is plenty of shade. You don’t want to be breathing in allergens if it’s healthy for you to be doing so!
  • Plants can help with mental health. They’re beautiful and make life seem more vibrant when there’s more color around the house. It’s also nice having something alive that needs care from time to time (vs an electronic device).

Plant shade trees around the exterior of your house

Shade trees provide natural cooling by blocking sun rays and helping to reduce energy costs. They also prevent soil erosion and runoff, improve air quality by filtering pollutants, add beauty to the landscape and provide habitat for birds and other animals.

Add curb appeal

If you have an ugly front yard or driveway, you might not get as much for your house as you would if it were more appealing. This doesn’t mean you have to spend thousands of dollars on landscaping; just keep up with regular maintenance and be sure to keep it looking nice throughout the year (not just during spring).

You can also add some inexpensive touches such as flowers, potted plants, and hanging baskets.

Fix up the kitchen

People who are looking at buying a house want to know that their money won’t go toward major renovations right away.

So if there’s something wrong with one of the main rooms in your house, such as a kitchen or bathroom, fix it up before putting it on the market so you don’t have to worry about potential buyers being turned off by these things! You can do this by painting walls or cabinets, replacing countertops, and getting new appliances in there (if needed).

Add storage

Storage is one of the most important elements to consider when decorating your home. No matter what room you’re working on, there are a ton of ways to add storage that will benefit any space and make it more functional.

Remember: storage doesn’t have to be expensive! If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to add more storage but don’t want to spend a lot of money, try taking advantage of unused space in your rooms or buying things secondhand like at thrift stores.

You might also look into repurposing items from around your house—you might already have some pieces lying around that can be used for extra storage!

Add hardwood floors

Hardwood floors are beautiful and timeless, but they can be quite expensive — especially if you want them installed throughout your entire home! If you’re only looking to add hardwood floors to one room (such as the living room), consider installing laminate flooring instead — it looks just as good as real wood but costs much less!

Add a new bathroom vanity or sink

Adding a new bathroom vanity or sink is one of the easiest ways to improve your home’s value on a budget. The best way to choose one is by considering what style works best with your bathroom.

You might want something that’s sleek and modern, or you could consider going for something more traditional or rustic. It all depends on how much value you think the new vanity will bring to your home when it comes time for resale.

You should also consider what kind of sinks work best in different styles of vanities: some people prefer stainless steel, while others would rather have porcelain or ceramic. Make sure you choose one that can handle being cleaned regularly!

Home extensions

Adding a modern home extension or loft conversion can increase the size of your property without increasing its footprint. This will make your home more attractive to buyers, who will see it as more space for their money. It can also make rooms feel bigger and can help if you need more space for a growing family.

Change the lighting

Lighting is one of the first things people notice when they walk into a room, so swap out old lights for something more modern, like LED bulbs or pendant lights. These days, there are tons of options available — including some that look like they’ve been around forever but have modern features.

Update the front door

If you want to add more value to your home, a new door can be a great place to start.

New doors can improve curb appeal and make your house feel more secure. They also allow for an opportunity to go modern with the style of your home. Additionally, adding a new door is an investment in your home’s value that you’ll see the return in resale.

Repaint Your House

This is by far the easiest way to add value to your home. Most experts recommend painting every five years or so, but if you wait much longer than that, you’ve got a good chance of improving the look of your house without spending any money at all.

The key is color choice. You don’t want to paint everything white or gray because that will make it look like everyone else’s house. Instead, pick colors that are complementary or contrasting and don’t blend together too much. That will help draw attention and make your house stand out from the crowd.

Add a walk-in closet to one of the bedrooms

You can use it as an extra guest room or playroom, or even use it as a home office. If you have children, the closet could be used to store toys and other kid-related items.

If you do not want to spend too much money on remodeling your house, adding a walk-in closet is also a good way to organize your belongings while saving money at the same time.

Install new windows

New windows can make your home seem more modern, which will add value to it if you ever decide to sell it. They also help improve energy efficiency by reducing drafts and keeping out cold air in the wintertime and hot air in the summertime.

If you don’t want to replace all your windows at once, just replace the ones that need replacing first — such as ones that don’t seal properly or aren’t energy efficient anymore — and then replace them one by one over time as funds allow.

If you’re not sure about which windows would be best for your home, talk with an expert who can recommend some options based on what fits into your budget and what works best in your climate zone.

When it comes to selling your house, the most important thing is finding a buyer who will pay the price you want. If you can do that, then all of these simple improvements will work together to make it easy for them to say yes.

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Author: Mohsin Khan

Mohsin has worked as one of the experienced editors with ConstructionHow since 2020 with a total span of 5 years of experience in business PR, boasting a remarkable professional trajectory, he has collaborated with entrepreneurs and startups, and certain publications over the last few years. His unwavering interest lies in the construction industry and related materials. He believes in creating functional and aesthetically pleasing buildings, and homes that fall under the right budget. With a wide range of experience in construction, he also tapped into DIY and home improvement projects based on his extensive set of knowledge in the industry.