Unexpected Ways to Add Value to Your Lake Elsinore Home


Unexpected Ways to Add Value to Your Home

Getting ready to sell your Lake Elsinore home”?  Thinking about making some improvements to add value before putting it on the market? Perhaps you’re thinking you need to overhaul the kitchen or upgrade the master bathroom. Renovations can be costly. Before you drop thousands of dollars, consider these unexpected – and considerably less expensive – ways to add value to your home.

Address the basics

Yes, a brand new kitchen will make your Lake Elsinore home look fabulous to buyers, but it won’t get you far if your furnace is on the fritz. While the basics are far less glamorous than totally updating a kitchen or bathroom, they will add value and could mean the difference between your home selling quickly or languishing on the market.

Spruce up your curb appeal

The outside of your Lake Elsinore home is the first thing potential buyers will see.  Make those first impressions count. Having a beautiful yard will entice buyers to come inside. Sellers should make sure all trees and bushes are pruned and clean up flower beds. You may also consider planting colorful annuals and cleaning the home’s exterior.  Even better, having a yard that can double as living space makes your home seem bigger.  Setting up a porch, patio, or deck as a living area will  show potential buyers how the space can be used.

Update your front door

You may not think that something as simple as a front door could add value to your Lake Elsinore home, but think again. While replacing a worn door is ideal, simply adding a coat of paint in a striking color can go a long way towards welcoming buyers into your home.

Renovate the attic

Perhaps you think your Lake Elsinore home needs more space in order to be appealing to potential buyers. While building a brand-new addition to the house is expensive, you could add more space for less money by looking up. Attic renovations are becoming increasingly popular. Upgrading the attic into a usable living space adds the square footage you’re looking for with fewer headaches and less financial investment.

Remove a popcorn ceiling

One of the keys to selling your Lake Elsinore home quickly is to remove anything that may turn buyers off.  The “popcorn ceiling” is high on that list.  Popcorn ceilings are out dated. Spending a weekend removing it yourself can definitely add value. Just be sure to have the ceiling tested by professionals first, as it could contain asbestos. Once you get the go-ahead, you can complete this project yourself in just a couple of days.

Make small changes to the bathroom

You don’t need to demolish the bathroom and start from scratch in order to create a room that is inviting. For less than $1,000 you can replace an outdated vanity, update lighting fixtures or install new flooring. Even a new coat of paint can make the room feel fresh and bright.

If you’re thinking about selling your Lake Elsinore home, you no doubt want to get the best possible price. So if you can take on some of these unexpected projects, as a result you can add value which will translate into a higher selling price or a quicker sale.

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 Courtesy of Realty Center, Inc.

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