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inspecting home with magnifying glassSpending a little bit of money to fix up your dated home can significantly boost its resale value, allowing you to ask for a higher price when you put it up for sale. So how do you get that updated look without breaking the bank? Here are some tips for small projects that lead to big value.

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Many individuals, particularly women, want a closet with a lot of storage potential. You may consider installing built-in organizers if all you have is wire shelving. Crown molding is an inexpensive project that gives the room an elegant look. It’s also helpful to stage the room for potential buyers—try modern curtains and plush towels in the bathroom. See below for more bathroom tips.


Subtle updates to all bathrooms goes a long way. Strip away old, grimy shower grout and replace it with new, clean grout, along with a fresh bead of caulk wherever necessary. Consider replacing toilet seats, towel bars, drawer/cabinet pulls and faucets for an updated look. To keep costs down, hire a professional to reglaze tubs and sinks rather than replacing them.


Kitchens are major selling points and buyers will expect a deep discount if yours is not updated, up to 50 percent more than the cost of the work. But a few inexpensive cosmetic changes can go a long way, so long as the appliances are in good repair and remain aesthetically pleasing. Similar to your bathrooms, replace drawer/cabinet pulls and install a new faucet. You can also repaint cabinets or install new doors, install new drawer fronts onto existing boxes, replace dated fluorescent light fixtures with track lighting or recessed lighting, update the backsplash with a more modern look and give the walls a fresh coat of paint. Painting the walls goes for the entirety of the house as well.

You still need coverage until the house is no longer yours. Call Moore Insurance Agency at (361) 991-9000 for more information on San Antonio home insurance.
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