Are you trying to decide between improving your home's decor and making upgrades to increase your home's resale value? Many homeowners are surprised that doing a little bit of both will actually pay off. If you are thinking of selling your home small improvements can really pay off in increasing your home’s value.
Make two lists — upgrades for your home value and upgrades just for you. Upgrades for your home may consist of replacing old faucets, permanent lighting and interior or exterior doors. Upgrades for you are furniture, artwork and window treatments. Just refreshing a room with new upholstery or adding beautiful drapes can help you get the right price for your home. Pick projects and watch what a difference there is in your homes appearance after they are completed. With a thought out plan, you will see real progress.
Making upgrades for your home value can cost a bundle, so take a break and make small changes for a couple of months. Upgrade a few light switch plates or buy some new fabric toss pillows or new bedding. Make one upgrade per month and you will be happy with the difference this makes.
Curb appeal increases home value as well. Go across the street and assess your homes curb appeal for a fresh perspective. Taking a black and white photo helps as well, you will be surprised at what you see when you take away the color. Look at ways to accentuate the positives and draw the eye where you want it to go.