Love Your Home Again
“What can I do to love my home again?” This question is often posed when someone is ready to sell a home in San Antonio, TX. But, it doesn’t have to be. Making home repairs and upgrades as needed actually lead to a happier home owning lifestyle. It also means you’re ahead of the game, when and if, it is time to sell your home. If you are looking to sell a house in San Antonio or near Fort Sam Houston or Randolph AFB, Real Estate Muses are your real estate experts.
Home improvements can be costly, but they don’t have to be.
There are many projects that can be done inexpensively and relatively quickly that will deliver huge value. Take for instance, paint. Painting a room or the front door of your home instantly brightens that space. While painting is labor intensive, the actual material cost is quite low. A gallon of high quality paint costing around $35.
Painting the outside of your home, whether it’s the trim, stucco or fencing, will bring that same joy each time you return or leave your home. For exterior walls, painting may actually be more than you need – it’s amazing what power washing can do to illuminate your home! Landscaping in San Antonio homes see an instant transformation simply by installing lights. Exterior pain and lighting projects can be done for under $350 and deliver immediate results!
Perhaps you feel the interior of your home is dated or cramped and would prefer a more open floor plan. If so, you can take on a slightly bigger project and remove a wall or convert an existing wall to a half wall. Check with a contractor to make sure you aren’t removing a load-bearing wall beforehand, as that could result in a more costly project. Another option would be to build or install organization systems in your home. Or, reduce the amount of clutter in open areas. The adage “less is more” will really have you appreciating the new space created.
Green Efficient Homes in San Antonio
Installing new windows, a tank-less hot water heater or adding insulation and other energy efficient home items improve your satisfaction as a home owner. These also increase your home’s perceived value when it’s time to sell. These upgrades may initially cost more, however with rebates and available tax credits, may be a very worthwhile expense for your home.
No matter what home improvement projects you decide to do, the key is to enjoy it!
For other real estate advice or tips on how to improve the value of your home, contact Melissa Muse Wiggans, Real Estate Broker and Owner of Real Estate Muses. Her team of top Realtors specialize in residential real estate for those moving and relocating to San Antonio, TX. Visit realestatemuses.com or call 210-485-9913 today.