5-ways-to-increase-your-homes-appeal-for-less-than-$1000The condition of your home can make a huge difference when you’re putting your house on the market. While some projects are likely to break the bank, there are a number of strategic, budget-friendly upgrades you can easily make. Some may just be small changes, but they can make a huge difference in the value of your home. Put yourself in the shoes of a buyer and see how many of these upgrades would make you move forward or pass on a home purchase.

1. Clean your water

Most home owners who steer clear of tap water by buying water bottles or filter pitchers to get clean water. Save them a step by installing a water filtration system on your kitchen faucet. It could be a helpful selling point.

2. Customize your thermostat

By installing a programmable thermostat, it can help save some cash every month. Technology is more advanced and a lot of programmable thermostats can be adjusted using your smartphone or computer. This forward-thinking upgrade will be appreciated by future home buyers.

3. Give your fixtures a makeover

Old-fashioned wood finishes and hardware in your kitchen and bathroom can make your home look dated. By simply giving the cabinets a fresh coat of paint or changing out the handles your space will appear much more modern.

4. Make your bathtub shine

Surpass home buyers dreams by reglazing your bathtub. This project can be completed in a day and can make a big difference to potential buyers.

5. Increase curb appeal

Encourage people to come into your home by updating your front door. Whether you choose to merely repaint or completely replace, this simple project will make your home more appealing.  And while you’re at it, make sure your front landscape is maintained. Depending on the time of year, consider adding a few new shrubs or flowers to add to your home’s charm.