With everyone spending more time at home than we're used to, you may have noticed that you have more time than you did before. Especially on the weekends, you may realize that there are projects that need attention around your home. With extra time on your hands, why not make good use of this time and boost the value of your Bergen County home? Not every project requires a major remodel or hiring an expensive contractor. Here are some small but meaningful improvements that you can make to your home. Some can even be completed before the weekend finishes!
Do Some Painting
One of the best ways to improve the look and feel of your home's interior is by painting your rooms. Paint can make a room feel more comfortable and spacious. It's a relatively affordable job, especially if you can do the job well yourself. Paint helps freshen up a space, but also smooth out imperfections or stains on your walls. Potential buyers with be impressed by a neat and fresh-looking coat of paint.
Switch Up Your Hardware
Things like a door handle, cabinets, faucets & more can make a home look more modern with some updating. Replacing hardware is a simple project that can be done room by room incrementally. It's very affordable and an upgrade that our team recommends for homeowners looking to spruce things up. Consider your hardware and paint choice together; they're both great ways to accent a space without breaking the bank.
Steam Any Carpets
A deep cleaning of your home should be done every once in a while to clean up parts of your home that regular cleaning may miss—projects like deep cleaning steam of your carpets. Consider renting a more professional style carpet cleaner at a hardware store; you'll be impressed with how much better your carpets look and feel. Dingy-looking carpets can be a huge deterrent for potential buyers and may lead to questions about the home's maintenance elsewhere. It doesn't take much time, effort, or money to return your rugs and carpets to tip-top shape; consider taking the project this weekend.
Clean Up Your Exterior
As seasons change, homeowners spend more time indoors, which may lead to a little bit of neglect to your exterior. Ensuring that your siding is clean and maintained well, a quick power washing session will do the trick. Power washing can even be a little bit of fun, don't forget your walkways and any stones or brick. Once you're finished up with power washing, finish up with some landscaping. Get rid of all the leaves on your lawn and driveway and mow your lawn. Add some seasonal plants and decor before winter arrives to help your home stand out even more.
If you're interested in selling your home, contact Bergen Realty Team today. We're the most experienced team in the area and ready to help!