There are plenty of ways to renovate your home that don't involve tearing down walls or spending a small fortune. "No-demo" renovations can improve your comfort and update your home via small steps that make a big impact. Our real estate agents can attest that the following smaller projects can significantly transform the home and add considerable value to the property.
Get rid of old furniture, decor, and artwork. Removing the motivational picture of a golf course from the '90s, the bean bag chairs, dented cabinets, and outdated appliances will go a long way toward giving your home a more modern appearance. It will also declutter the space, giving you more room without knocking down a wall.
- Scrape Way the Popcorn Ceilings
While it went out of style in the '70s, many older homes still have popcorn ceilings overhead. If your home falls into that category, hire a professional to scrape your popcorn ceilings away. When it's gone, all you have to do is decide what color you want to paint the ceiling and pull out the paintbrush.
- Update Cabinets and Hardware
Refinishing your cabinets can make them look brand new. So too can removing the old handles and drawer pulls and replacing them with modern hardware. Ideally, you will want to search for colors and hardware that blend into the overall design patterns you want to create throughout the house. To that end, pick a style and stick with it because you don't want a French-themed kitchen with a mid-century modern-themed basement, etc.
- Sand or Install New Floors
Sanding your scratched and dented hardwood floors can significantly improve their appearance. If that's not an option, installing vinyl or ceramic flooring is a viable alternative. While you want to be careful will applying trends during any renovation, light wood floors with dark wood cabinets are a safe trend that has been around for a long time.
- Get Organized
Installing organizational space will go a long way toward enhancing your comfort. Adding shelves, storage cubbies, and hidden storage spaces will help contain clutter and make your home feel more spacious and welcoming. We can safely say that Wichita homes for sale that get the most interest are those with plenty of storage space tucked inside.
- Update Lightbulbs and Fixtures
Installing Smart lights that can be controlled via your Smart Home system will give your home a sophisticated, modern feel. It's also advantageous to update your light fixtures and add layered lighting within your bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, and family areas. You can also add layered lighting to the exterior to highlight architectural features and improve the functionality and security around patios, walkways, and fencing.
- Getting Started
The advantage of a "no-demo" renovation is that you don't have to do everything all at once. You can plan your projects out in stages and tackle them when it is convenient for your schedule and budget. The trick is getting started, which is why we strongly recommend starting with decluttering. It's the simplest, easiest step to take, and it will clear the palette so that you can paint, refinish, and buy new furniture when you're ready.
We encourage you to contact us for more information about the most effective home renovation projects that will add true value to your home. It is our pleasure to answer your questions and tell you more about the types of features prospective homebuyers are eager to discover.