Renovation

Small Home Renovations that Lead to Big Differences

How smaller updates in the home can create a huge increase in value when attempting to stand out in a competitive market this spring.

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Updating the home can seem like a daunting task. It becomes quite easy to fall victim to daily stresses and allow the space to grow old and dated. This is not an issue until it comes time to sell, especially during the busy spring selling season when the market is competitive and the home value must be high in order to be appealing.

If you’re working with the right people, home updates are much less complicated than they appear. That’s why ESTATENVY enlisted help from the experts. Tyler Murphy of Miracle Method works with clients day in and out to help update spaces through the brand’s leading refinishing techniques, and he shares some key tips that help add value to the home.

Creating Curb Appeal

They say first impressions are everything, and the same holds true when it comes to the home. Before potential buyers can even see how great the inside of a home is, they see the outside and automatically judge the book by its cover. When attempting to create a homey feel for buyers from the get-go, it is to pay attention to your curb appeal.

“There are some simple and small fixes that can be done to boost curb appeal. Replacing the garage doors, new landscaping and painting the home give it that fresh, updated feel.” Murphy said.

Keeping up with the Kitchen

The kitchen inevitably becomes the gathering space of the home, especially when entertaining guests. Even after a long day at work, everyone wants to return home to a welcoming cooking and dining space. Kitchen fixes are simpler than they seem.

“The kitchen used to be tucked away in older homes, almost separate from the rest of the house. But over time it has become a place where people convene and spend time, especially those with bigger families,” Murphy said. “Updating the cabinets and countertops are a great place to start - they help to bring a newer feel to the home.”

Bathroom Boost

The bathroom is truly where we start and end the day. That’s why it’s important for potential buyers to be exposed to a bathroom in which they can picture themselves groggily entering every morning to brush their teeth, or ending the day with a hot shower before hitting the sack. Therefore, it becomes one of the places they pay the most attention to during a showing.