bend oregon home improvements

Are you thinking about listing your Bend home for sale during the 2013 Real Estate market? If so, you’re not alone. There are more homeowners in Bend right now who are planning on selling their homes to move up to a bigger home, or sell their homes in order to take advantage of the historic demand for Real Estate in this area right now.

Before listing your Bend home for sale you can increase the value of your home by making one or all of these affordable home improvements.

Add a New Front Door

The entry door to your home is one of the most important parts of your house because; it’s the first thing that potential home buyers will see when they come to your home and you want to make a positive first impression.

You should choose a new front door that’s made of steel because; steel doors are energy efficient, last longer than wood and a new energy efficient front door will help a potential home buyer to feel good about your home from the moment that they first step foot through your front door.

Add a Programmable Thermostat

Since most home buyers are used to digital devices these days you should make your home more modern by choosing a programmable thermostat. These thermostats can save up to $200 per year in energy costs and many of the newer models can be programmed via the Internet so the homeowner can use their smartphone to set the temperature for their home when they are away.

Buy New Hardware for Cabinets

You can breathe new life into your homes cabinets simply by replacing their hardware with modern cabinet hardware. This do-it-yourself project for your Bend Oregon home costs around $20 to $30 and it can go a long way at making any kitchen or bathroom look modern and appealing to any homeowner.

Paint Some Walls

Last of all, but most important, you should spend one weekend painting the rooms in your home fresh, neutral colors but for rooms that you want to add a splash of color to, like your living room or dining room, try painting one wall in select rooms of your home a vibrant color because, having a splash of color will draw attention to that room and give the room more character.

For more great tips that you can use to increase the value of your home, or to view the latest Bend homes for sale, contact me today by calling (541) 383-1426.