Welcome to the RealtyMastersSTL.com Blog

2019-07-12 16:24:29
Weekend Projects That Give High Re-Sale Value | REALTY MASTERS STL

'There is no place like home', but your home is also an investment.  It needs maintenance and improvements to protect it's value.

Here are 5 weekend projects that provide high re-sale value.

1. Repaint Your Kitchen Cabinets

When it comes to smart investment in your home, the kitchen is one of the best places to start. Buyers expect kitchens to be updated. Stone countertops, stainless appliances and sleek flooring all make a space feel modern.  Obviously, these changes require a lot of money and, sometimes, a lot of time.  That’s why you can tackle it in bits and start first with your cabinets.

Old wooden cabinets with equally dated hardware — think oak doors with shiny brass handles — don’t require a complete gut job.  Instead, spend a weekend repainting them a more neutral hue.  Finish the project off with new metallic knobs and pulls to complete the modernized look.

2. Make the Eye Go up With Crown Molding

Most homes have roughly the same ceiling heights, but there’s a little trick to make yours look bigger — crown molding. Yes, that white line at the top of your painted walls will draw eyes upward, making the room appear airier than it may very well be.

The project is easy enough to complete, too.  You might not be able to install molding throughout your entire home over a single weekend, but you can certainly tackle the project on a room-by-room basis.  Again, start with the spaces likely to draw in the most attention:

  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Living spaces
  • Master bedrooms

These tend to be the make-or-break rooms when it comes to a big purchase.  Crown molding adds a bit of detail, a feeling of luxury that’ll certainly add to the bottom line.

3. Boost Curb Appeal — and Backyard Bonuses

Another DIY project should be a landscape overhaul of your front yard.  It can be something as simple as adding a path of pavers to your front yard or sprucing up your flowerbeds with colorful blooms.  

Another easy fix — your garage door.  It has a great return on investment.

You don’t have to stop with the front of your home.  Especially if you live in a climate that permits lots of outdoor activity, you’ll want a backyard to match.  Some may require you rent or buy tools for landscaping and other applications, but imagine the payoff with, for example, the beauty of a functioning fire pit in your backyard.  

4. Beautify the Bathrooms

Bathrooms have a big effect on buyers.  They expect clean, modern updates, just like in the kitchen.  Overhauling your powder room is an easy weekend task that might require small swaps, such as a new modern light fixture over the vanity or a new vanity altogether.

Your full bathrooms will require a bit more attention. Again, look in the familiar places:

  • Lighting fixtures
  • Cabinets
  • Hardware
  • Countertops
  • Tile

You don’t have to shell out a ton of money to have someone else re-tile a wall or backsplash in your bathroom, either, if you have the patience to demo and tile the space yourself.

5. Out With the Really Old

Some accents once considered fresh and fashionable now give your home a dated appearance. You probably already know what in your home screams 70s, 80s or 90s. Whatever it is should go in due course.

The list of outdated design elements is truly endless, but some of the biggest offenders are old-school wallpaper, the floor-to-ceiling wood paneling that may or not be actual wood, and, of course, popcorn ceilings. 

Roll up your sleeves and invest some time and effort in your home.  You will reap the rewards for a long time to come.

Source:  RIS Media

Other articles that may interest you:  Home Staging on a Budget, What You Need to Know When Taking on a Home Improvement Project, Tips For Getting the Most Money Out of a Home Sale

REALTY MASTERS STL are uniquely positioned to assist home sellers and buyers with their team of Realtors Extraordinaire.  

At REALTY MASTERS, STL, we are dedicated, caring and knowledgeable professionals. We know how to get you to where you need to be; and if that means selling your home or buying a new one, we will represent you with honesty, integrity and a firm commitment to your objective.

If you are thinking of selling or would like a free home evaluation, we are here to help!  We are your local experts!  For more information please click here

To reach us, please call 636-220-7830 or send us an email:  info@RealtyMastersStl.com

Search for the latest listings in St Louis by map (click picture below)

Blog Archive
2019-08-06 11:18:27
How to Increase Your Net Worth Over the Next 5 Years | REALTY MASTERS STL

2019-07-18 14:23:43
9 Money Savings Tips for Moving | REALTY MASTERS STL

2019-07-12 16:24:29
Weekend Projects That Give High Re-Sale Value | REALTY MASTERS STL

2019-05-18 10:41:37
3 Easy Steps to Getting Your House Ready for Sale | REALTY MASTERS STL

2019-05-15 13:06:04
4 Tips for Making a Competitive Offer When Buying a House | REALTY MASTERS STL

2019-01-29 13:32:17
How To Prevent Freezing Water Pipes | REALTY MASTERS, STL

2018-11-19 11:43:40
8 Reasons Why Listing Your Home During The Holidays Is A Good Idea | REALTY MASTERS STL

2018-11-06 13:19:06
6 Easily Overlooked Things That Can Lower Your Credit Score | REALTY MASTERS STL

2018-10-26 12:05:19
7 Realtor Tips To Get Your House Sold | REALTY MASTERS STL

2018-10-24 14:48:26
7 Reasons Why Trying To Sell Your Own Home Is A Terrible Idea | REALTY MASTERS STL

2018-07-14 16:10:12
Tips to Stay Organized and Clutter-Free | REALTY MASTERS STL

2018-06-22 13:17:11
Home Staging On A Budget - The 5 Golden Rules | REALTY MASTERS STL

2018-06-03 11:37:02
What You Need To Know Before Taking On A Home Improvement Project | REALTY MASTERS STL

2018-05-14 15:48:12
Backyard Magic - 9 Ways To Make Your Backyard Spectacular | REALTY MASTERS STL

2018-05-12 12:43:22
The Perils Of Lead-Based Paint | REALTY MASTERS STL

2018-04-23 12:57:30
10 Top Staging Secrets For Selling Your Home | REALTY MASTERS STL

2018-04-16 12:07:40
The St Louis Home Buyer's Guide To Getting Mortgage Ready | REALTY MASTERS STL

2018-04-14 12:55:19
St Louis Spring Home Maintenance Checklist | REALTY MASTERS STL

2018-04-13 15:44:33
5 Factors To Consider When Downsizing | REALTY MASTERS STL

2018-04-10 12:08:33
5 Criteria For Pricing Your Home | REALTY MASTERS STL

2018-04-09 16:12:48
How to Neutralize Odors In Your Home | REALTY MASTERS STL

2018-04-03 12:35:13
5 Steps to Buying your First Home in St Louis | REALTY MASTERS STL

2018-03-06 10:19:03
Essential Information For Home Buyers In 2018 (Infographic) | REALTY MASTERS STL

2018-03-03 15:14:45
12 Questions To Ask Your Mortgage Lender | REALTY MASTERS STL

2018-02-27 16:21:35
5 Ways To Make Your Home More Secure | REALTY MASTERS STL

Click here to see ALL articles.

Comment on this Article

Your Name:
Your Email:
Verify:  Please enter the numbers shown to help eliminate spam.