Budget-Friendly Makeovers: Affordable Interior Renovations That Pack a Punch

Interior renovations are on the rise as people work to boost their home’s value before putting it on a rough market. If you’re not prepared for what the modern buyer is looking for, though, you could end up completing unnecessary updates and wasting money!

These are the top changes to follow if you want to see your home’s value go through the roof.

1. Boost Your Energy Efficiency

Whether a buyer is concerned about the environment or their bottom line, energy efficiency is a top contender when it comes to updates. Buyers want a home that will stay at a constant temperature with as little work and financial input as possible.

To boost energy efficiency, you simply have to update a few choice parts of your home. These include your insulation, windows, doors, and any other entrance to your property. Using string, or a lit candle, walk by all closed doors and windows to see if there’s a draft from an air leak. Seal or replace the windows or doors where you find issues.

2. Create Quick Visual Intrigue

Sometimes buyers can get worn out looking at countless similar properties when they’re simply trying to find something new or exciting. Instead of letting them deal with one-note properties, watch potential buyers marvel at your eye for detail.

Even looking into bathroom shiplap ideas can be enough to set your home apart from the hundreds of others on the market. Remember to avoid using too much gray or white as well since many buyers are clocking these as flipped or previously rental properties, which is often a turnoff.

3. Add Beautiful Touches of Luxury

Luxury is something everyone wants, but most people can’t afford it. Thankfully, you can add luxurious touches to any property without breaking the bank. One of the best ways to do this is through heated surfaces.

The most popular option for this is a heated shower floor. Heating the shower floor provides a luxurious and comforting experience, especially during colder seasons. The warmth radiating from the floor creates a soothing sensation, making your shower time a moment of relaxation and tranquility.

4. Clean From Top to Bottom

Before you take a single listing photo or allow a buyer anywhere near your home, take the time to deep clean from top to bottom. This may feel simple, but buyers don’t want to be able to find grim from whomever previously lived in their home. This ruins the fantasy of being the first owner, something many buyers can’t afford to do.

Deep clean fan blades, wipe down crown molding and then use magic erasers to get out any smudges that are left over. After this, there’s only one other way to freshen walls: paint.

5. Don’t Forget a Fresh Coat of Paint

A fresh coat of paint can make any room feel clean and fresh. Paint covers any marks or smudges, helps get rid of dust, and leaves a room feeling brand new. Go for muted but attractive colors. A like sage green has been trendy in recent years for main spaces.

Of course, this depends on the type of home. If you’re selling a Victorian property, it could be a good idea to lean into the style and use a stronger color, a technique that has been popular in recent years.

6. Update Out of Date Floors

How old are your floors? If your laminate flooring hasn’t been updated in 20 years, it could be due for a refresh. Replacing laminate is affordable, plus it can give a space a brand new face. Laminate has come a long way in the last couple of decades, not only looking better but lasting longer and having far more color and style options for anyone who wants something different.

Remember to use a hue and shade that works well for whatever room you’re in, and avoid anything too vibrant if you want to avoid alienating buyers. A lovely faux wood grain and color can go a long way.

7. Complete a Mini Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen remodels are always a significant update, and in 2023 it’s vital that you work on making it as mini as possible. Smaller kitchen remodels save you money while also offering a higher return on investment than you’d find from a complete kitchen remodel.

This idea can also be carried into bathroom remodels, offering a higher return on investment if you can update just the flooring and shower instead of gutting the entire bathroom.

Renovations Can Boost Your Value in No Time!

Whether your home is five years old or five decades old, you can update it to fit the tastes of nearly any buyer. Follow some of these tips, and put in the work to create a one-of-a-kind property unlike any other!

Roger Marx is a freelance writer that loves sharing his knowledge and expertise on the latest trending building and design products. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he enjoys spending time with his wife and working on backyard projects in his spare time. Roger’s work as a freelance writer can be found on Building Product Advisor, a new construction industry resource site.