7 Budget Upgrades That Can Boost Your Home’s Value

beautiful-condoLast year, we had to sell our home to move closer to the city. We bought a beautiful condo unit in a high rise developed by Louie Santaguida and it’s been really wonderful to finally live close to my workplace. But before we were able to sell our old house, we had to make several budget-friendly upgrades in the hopes that we’d be able to sell it fast and for a good price. Here are the things we did:

  1. Kitchen cabinets

Buying new cabinets was out of the question so what we did was re-paint the ones we had to make them look clean and new. We also changed the old handles because they looked very outdated.

  1. Walls

Every couple of years, walls can really benefit from a fresh lick of paint. Your rooms will look brighter and more modern when you repaint the walls. You don’t have to hire a pro to do this job – you and your family can do it. To paint an entire 3 bedroom home should cost you between $100-$200 and you can get it done in 2-3 days.

  1. Molding

We used crown molding and we were actually very surprised with how easy it was to install. Cutting it was smooth and quick, and you just stick it up where your ceiling and wall meet.

  1. Wooden Fixtures

If you have some old décor made of wood, don’t throw them out or give them away. You can give them a brand new look by simply refinishing them. The same can be said of old wooden doors and furniture. By simply purchasing a few affordable supplies, you can breathe new life to them.


  1. Backsplash

The kitchen is that one area in every home that buyers always consider when making a decision of whether to buy the property or not, and for how much. So naturally, it should be among your main priorities when upgrading your home. Consider replacing your old backsplash with a more modern looking design. There are many materials and styles to choose from, and even if you’re working with a limited budget, you’ll be able to find an option that fits your requirements.

  1. Storage

Adding a few extra shelves in your kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms can really make a big difference.  No space? Consider floating shelves.

  1. Lighting

Try upgrading the lighting in your main rooms and switch to LED lights, particularly in the kitchen and living areas. Not only will it make your space look gorgeous, but it will also make it more energy efficient.

  1. Mirrors

Adding mirrors to your home can instantly create the illusion of space. Mirrors also help bring in more light to your home. If replacing your small windows is not an option due to the high costs, then the next best thing to do is to place mirrors in strategic areas in your home.