As a real estate broker, I am often asked what updates can bring the most return on your investment? While kitchens and baths will always be the mainstays of home renovation, if your budget doesn’t allow for an entire room makeover these are a few simple updates that can freshen up a home and take a few years off!
1.) Change out the old light fixtures
Large brass chandeliers are particularly outdated. You can sub in a whole new look for just a few hundred dollars.
2.) Switch your switches
Changing out your outlets and switches to fresh white makes a bigger impact than you would think. To potential buyers it looks like a younger home.
3.) Door Knobs and Hinges
You may not have the budget to make your entire home look like new construction but for anywhere from a few hundred dollars to around a thousand, depending on how many doors you have, you can have new looking doors. Hinges in particular are pretty easy to do yourself with a little patience and a drill.
Chrome, Nickel, Brushed Nickel- whatever your taste, or you can go through a few new construction open houses in your area and see what’s currently popular.