Inexpensive DIY Tips for Upping the Value of Your Stephenville Home

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Stephenville real estateThere are many improvements that you can make to increase the value of your Stephenville or Erath County home. Some of them are aesthetic, some are purely functional, and some add a little bit of both. The list of tips below include mostly aesthetic fixes that can be accomplished rather inexpensively and can add both great curb appeal and interior appeal to your Stephenville home.

1. Install Native Plants: Sure, bright flowers could be appealing, but they could also be a deterrent to home buyers who want a more clean and natural look in terms of the Erath County geography. By installing native grass and plants, you lessen the amount of water that is needed in this arid area, and you give your home a feel that incorporates the local environment.

2. Paint for a Weekend: Interior painting is one of the easiest and most cost-effective solutions when it comes to DIY work versus contracted work, and how that work will affect the resale value of your home. Gallons of paint typically go for about $25, and rollers, painter’s tape, drop cloths and spot-touch brushes are also cheap. Consult your Erath County real estate agent or an interior decorator on what colors you think will fit your home best, and then spend a weekend having fun!

3. Be a Couch Potato for a Day: Home selling can be one of the most stressful financial processes you’ll ever go through, and often in the chaotic bustle of things, it’s easy to overlook home improvement factors that could be gleaned more from simply sitting in front of the TV or flipping through home decor magazines for the better part of the day. DVR some home improvement shows and buy a stack of decor magazines, and spend the evening with your significant other flipping through these mediums to figure out what exactly are the best ideas for upping your home’s resale value. You’ll be surprised how much inspiration can come from just sitting around!

Would you like to hear more about Erath County and Stephenville homes for sale? We have a bounty of amazing properties at our disposal, and we’d love to show you around this magnificent area. Please contact us.

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