Thousands of people are buying fixer-uppers. Making some extra cash by buying a home at a low price, and putting a little TLC into it, can be a good way to earn extra income. The good news is you can fix up your home in an affordable manner or just give it a new lease on life.
New Flooring and a Fresh Coat of Paint
New carpet and paint can completely change the look and feel of a room. Let’s say your house has hardwood floors throughout, but carpets in the bedrooms. There might be scrap carpet that will fill the room to the brim! With a fresh coat of paint on the walls, you could create a whole new space at a relatively low cost. A bright accent color would be a good choice if you are fixing up the home yourself. If you are planning to sell your home, you may prefer a more neutral palette.
Similarly, replacing the tile in the kitchen and bathroom will give the home an immediate facelift. Concentrating on just one area rather than the whole house will allow you to make very noticeable changes without spending too much money.
Small fixes: Big impact
New hardware and fixtures can make a big difference. Replace leaking faucets, rusted drains, doorknobs, drawer pulls, and ceiling fans to immediately improve the appearance of a room. Luxury hotel rooms are typically distinguished by the small touches that make them so special. Those cool handles on the cabinets, the soap dish, the way the drawers close themselves people love these little details! (And the delicious food and warm service, but you get the idea.)
If you want to make your home stand out from a million others, add a few new features and hardware. If you want to spruce up your own home, the same strategies apply. You might just want to bump up your budget a bit.
Capitalize Your Curb Appeal
First impressions matter. Visitors to your home, whether they are buying or just visiting, will form an immediate impression of it based on the way the exterior looks. The yard needs to be kept weed-free and non-overgrown. You can plant some flowers and paint the mailbox after you’ve planted them. It will make an enormous difference in the way your house looks if you can do these things in the span of a day.
In the first few seconds, buyers subconsciously decide whether to buy or not to buy. An inviting yard will draw people in and make them feel at home.
Revitalize Your Furniture
Take a look at some of your pieces and see what you can do to upgrade them if you are up for a little DIY. A quick look through Pinterest is sure to inspire you. A new slipcover for your couch or a new paint job on a dresser could update your living room.
You can change the whole appearance of a room by updating your furniture. Whether you’re trying to sell a home or just feel like you’re living somewhere new, this is a great option.