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Check Out These South Florida Home Renovation Tips

Kara Yaquinta
By Kara Yaquinta - September 21, 2019

Thinking about putting your house on the market, but want to get the most money out of your investment? Well, living in the South Florida housing market it’s going to be much easier to sell your home when it’s turnkey ready. If you aren’t quite there yet, check out these Florida home renovation tips that will help you sell, but won’t break the bank.

South Florida Home Renovation Tips

 

DIY

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In case you aren’t sure what “DIY” is, it stands for “do it yourself,” which could actually save you a lot of money, time and headache when beginning your home improvement in Florida. For example, instead of hiring painters and having to schedule dates as well as pay them, round up the family and paint the house yourselves. Other ways you can DIY your Florida home for cheap are to landscape yourself as well as decorate it with photos you’ve taken yourself. These simple improvements will make your home turnkey in no time.

Research

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You’re not going to be able to get away with all home renovation projects on a DIY basis, which is why it’s important to research local handymen in your area. Sometimes they’re a lot cheaper than having a contractor or home improvement expert come out to do the same job, someone else could do for a lower cost. If you’re worried about paying for the costs out of pocket, look at tapping into a HELOC or home equity loan to cover the costs of improvement.

Curb Appeal

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Ever hear the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover?” Well, that doesn’t apply when you’re preparing to sell a home in Florida. When renovating your Florida home, don’t forget about the outside, whether that’s installing a new front door or putting out a couple potted plants, it’s what can set your home apart from the others. Think about this, when you see a nice home doesn’t it make you wonder what’s inside compared to something that’s not-so-nice on the outside? The nice part is that if you play your cards right, this renovation technique can be on the low end of costs.

Kitchens, Bathrooms and Floors

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They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, which is why if you decide to renovate this is a must. After you’ve renovated the kitchen follow it up with the bathrooms and floors as those are normally things that cost the most to renovate. However, there’s a way to renovate all these spaces without breaking the bank. Whether it’s choosing the cheaper options or picking to replace one appliance instead of another, you’ll still see your money returned in the sale of your house.

Now that you’ve got some basic tips to renovate your Florida home without having to break the bank, what are you waiting for? Get started selling your home and finding a new one with HomeAdvantage and see how you can save even more money!

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