Cheap Home Upgrades that Increases Value Instantly

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If Its preparing for a sale or just for your own delight, Basic home renovations doesn’t need to be expensive. Fortunately, there are plenty of affordable home upgrades that will improve the overall value of your home in the long run.

Cheap home upgrades that increases value instantly

If Its preparing for a sale or just for your own delight, Basic home renovations doesn’t need to be expensive. Fortunately, there are plenty of affordable home upgrades that will improve the overall value of your home in the long run.

  1. Upgrading cabinets

Cabinets is one the largest focal points for your kitchen. It is the most used as well. After a few years dings and scratches will be evident, especially if you have kids. But it’s easy to upgrade the look without breaking the bank.  A good kitchen is a major attraction to potential buyers. While installing a whole new set of cabinets can get expensive, there are several ways you can make those old cabinets look brand new. For starters, apply a few coats of paint for a cleaner and more modern look. After the paint dries, install new cabinet pulls and handles to finish the project.

This beats the big expense of a typical minimal kitchen remodel of $12,500 to a major renovation of $63,500.

  • Painting the walls

If you have extra paint don’t stop there. Painting the walls could be one of the big bump with your investment. It’s a good idea to go with natural colors as you never know who might be interested in buying.

Start with sections of your home so you won’t get overwhelm with the task at hand. A smaller room could be a great project on the weekend.  

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If you notice any cracks in the drywall, repair them before adding a new coat. If you have dirty or banged up wall outlets, conceal them by painting them the same color as the wall. Finally, adding panel or crown molding can really add height and texture to a room.

  • Ceilings

If you still have those kinds of ceilings. Yes those popcorn ceilings! If you have 10-foot ceilings you need to have a contractor to do it. But the return on investment is almost absolute.

If your home was built in the 1980s, then you probably have a popcorn ceiling. If this is the case, you should remodel the ceiling before selling. Although removing a popcorn ceiling is a messy job, it’s a relatively inexpensive project that will pay dividends when you sell the house.

  • Upgrade outside doors

Doors outside are focal points that can create visual appeal instantly when buyers are just driving up to your home.  The garage door probably isn’t the go-to improvement when you think about upping your curb appeal. However, replacing the often-neglected garage door can net you a nearly 98% return on investment, on average, according to Remodeling magazine’s 2019 Cost vs. Value report. For those who don’t have garages, consider taking on a project like renovating other extensions of your home such as a shed.

Curb appeal is another big factor in selling price. The biggest key to a good entryway is making it look welcoming and clean. You can up the curb appeal by painting the front door a bold color or installing plants on the porch. Good lighting is also important as well as an established walkway.

  • Fixtures updates

Details are the small things that pay-off big in the long run.

From light fixtures to bathroom fixtures. Upgrading all the fixtures in your home would be an expensive project. You can avoid breaking your budget by simply remodeling old fixtures with a little bit of paint. Faucets knobs and locks are easy to replace. A great note to stay in budget is to keep the design of the fixtures in the same design or details.

Major home project stores have bulk deals on fixtures that mostly covers all the rooms in your home.   

  • Bathroom renovation

One of the expensive remodeling projects for your home is the Bathroom. Which can run from $3500-$21,000. But you can curb this cost with just minor touches that can increase visual appeal instantly.

You can change the look of your bathroom with a few easy upgrades. Begin with installing new caulking around the tub and sink. You may need to remove the old, worn out caulking beforehand. You can then move to the wallboard or any tile surrounding the shower.

You can also upgrade the shower head with a new model.

  • Kitchen upgrades

Not the big Kitchen upgrades!


Adding a new backsplash can give your kitchen a beautiful custom look. You can even use peel-and-stick backsplashes to avoid having to lay down grout.

But just a little bit more you can have the magnetic backsplashes These types of backsplashes come in a variety of designs and will not break your budget.

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