With the start of the new year, you likely vowed to make improvements to your health, your finances or even your career. So who says you can’t do the same with your Chetek WI home? You may not have guessed that winter is a great time of year to make improvements to your home, but spending more time indoors means more time to tackle them!
Below are five home improvements to take on this winter that will be effective in impressing buyers in today’s market and help you get that fresh start you’re looking for:
Deep cleaning is not just for the spring! Start with bedrooms and bathrooms, then work your way to the larger areas of your home like the living spaces and kitchen. This is one of the most inexpensive improvements you can make to your home if you do the work yourself and one that will make a big impact as buyers appreciate a clean home when they’re searching for properties.
To help you get a better look at your home and its potential, you will need to declutter. Grab two boxes—one for donations and one for throwing away—and get to work on ridding your home of the old to make room for the new. Once you’ve moved out the excess clothing, furniture and decor, you can better assess what else needs to be done. In terms of budget, keep in mind that many charities will haul away items for free.
After you’ve cleaned the walls of your Chetek home, you may like to give them a fresh coat of paint. Remember that a neutral palette is best for appealing to the majority of buyers in the market.
Remove popcorn ceilings
As you’re updating your Northwestern Wisconsin home, be sure to look up! Popcorn ceilings can be a major turn-off for buyers and really make the property feel dated. But not to worry! The project of scraping a popcorn ceiling can be done for as little as $50 yourself, although you can also hire out the work if you don’t feel up to the task.
There is no better time to insulate your Chetek WI home than in the winter! After all, visiting a cold home does not have the same effect on buyers as stepping into a warm, inviting home. Many homes lack insulation in places like the attic and cause you to use more energy to heat it up. Adding more insulation this time of year has been said to yield homeowners a 110 percent return on investment, so don’t think twice!
The Groundhog says we’re in for six more weeks of winter, so there’s still plenty of time to get your home in order before spring. Curious about which improvements will add value to your home? As your local real estate experts in the Chetek WI area, Six Lakes Realty is here to answer your questions!
Do not hesitate to contact us!
Six Lakes Realty
Office: (715) 924-4806