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Low-Budget Ways To Update Your Outdated House

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Steps For Your To Update Your Outdated House

If your home is outdated and you’re thinking about selling at market value then you’re probably wondering about hiring electricians, painters, plumbers, purchasing all new cabinets, and… WOW! Slow down there. There is no reason to go “all-out” in a renovation to bring your house into the new decade. Here are four simple Low-Budget Ways To Update Your Outdated House.

1. Fixtures and Hardware

 Nothing shows your home’s age like outdated kitchens and bathrooms, but don’t call the contractor just yet! Adding some newer hardware and fixtures might just do the trick!

In today’s market, buyers are looking for finishes such as oil rubbed bronze, brushed nickel, and even matte black. All of which can easily be purchased at a Home Depot or Lowes. Start by evaluating your current fixture and hardware situation. If you like to tackle DIY projects, you can probably update them yourself!

Updates like new cabinet pulls are simple to install and easy on your wallet. Other items like light fixtures and faucets are a bit more challenging to go after, but who doesn’t love a good challenge?

2. Fresh Paint

A new coat of paint can make a world of a difference when trying to update your outdated house but choosing the right color is very important. When painting your home, keep in mind that you’re planning to sell it and a potential buyer might not like your bright neon green walls.

It is easy to get lost in the millions of colors that paint stores offer, so we suggest going with something neutral like a light grey or white. This gives the buyer a “clean slate” and will make the house more desirable.

3. Storage Space

 Buyers don’t look at storage space as an added bonus, they look at it as a necessity. Storage is one of the most sought-after features in today’s market so buyers are willing to pay a premium for it. Even if your home wasn’t designed with storage in mind all those decades ago, there are still ways that you can maximize your current situation.

Laundry rooms, closets, and pantries are all priorities for buyers. First, start by cleaning out all the junk in your storage areas (yes, it is mostly junk). Try to maximize every inch by adding some shelves, baskets, or organizers. Doing this will create more areas for storage and give your home more desirability.

4. Curb Appeal

 No matter how updated the interior of your home is, no one will even think about purchasing if the exterior is dreadful. It is crucial to give your home the “wow” factor the moment a buyer sees it because if they don’t like what they see on the outside, they will never see the inside.

Start by looking at your home from the curb, hence the name “curb appeal”. Are you seeing dirty brick, overgrown weeds, or a cracked driveway? These are all easy to fix issues that most homes have. Take a look at newer homes in your area and see what’s going on in the front yard and… simply try to mimic it.

For an even easier fix, try adding a welcome mat and some potted plants by the front door.

Ready to Sell?

Selling your home won’t be as easy as all the renovations you just read about, but you will surely receive more money for your home than you would have before. But what if you don’t feel like taking on all that work?

What if you don’t want an agent to charge you commission and fees?

What if your need to sell fast and can’t wait for the right buyer to come along?

You call us! Here at Texas Home Buyers, we pay all CASH for your property and close in as quickly as 10 DAYS!

Don’t worry about updating your home because we will buy your house AS-IS! That’s right, no more headaches or stress.

To get your fair cash offer now, fill out our form.