For most house flippers, the primary goal is to quickly get in and out of a flip with minimal expense and maximum profit. Easier said than done, though, right? Well, here are some solid low-budget strategies to get the most out of your next flip.
Fresh paint can be a game changer -- it makes any home feel cleaner, newer, and more move-in ready. We recommend you stick to neutral paint colors and repaint as much of your property as you can afford to. Oh, and don’t neglect your trim! This may take a weekend or two depending on the size of the house. If you're feeling overwhelmed (or just tired of painting), hosting a painting party with your friends and paying them in dinner and drinks can be a fun and functional social activity.
When it comes to getting people into your property for showings, curb appeal is the easiest way to attract attention. Some low-budget boosts to curb appeal include fresh paint for your front door and shutters, trimming the bushes, spreading fresh mulch with crisp edges, and planting colorful flowers. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, there are countless internet resources to guide you step-by-step through the basics of landscaping. Alternatively, you could visit a local nursery to ask for guidance on low-cost strategies to boost curb appeal.
You definitely want your space to offer design inspiration for homebuyers. Therefore, staging a space with decor that’s trendy yet neutral is generally a better move than leaving the rooms empty. Keep it budget-friendly by borrowing houseplants, furniture, and artwork from friends. If you know you’ll be flipping more houses in the future, consider investing in your own collection of staging furniture and accessories that you can reuse in future flips.
If you’ve got unsightly hard surface flooring or hopelessly stained carpets, installing new carpet is a fast and affordable way to entice buyers and freshen up your space. Of the available flooring options on the market, new carpet is often the least expensive, yet it packs the same visual punch as other more expensive flooring types. New carpets are attractive to homebuyers looking to start fresh in their new space.
For enterprising investors using house flipping as a supplemental income stream, the bottom line is important. MyFlooring can certainly appreciate that, which is why we’ve begun offering a low-cost carpeting option designed specifically for house flippers. Appropriately dubbed the Flippin’ Great line, these carpets come in five neutral colors and offer a five-year warranty on product and installation.
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The winter holidays will be here soon, and one thing that goes hand in hand with this time of the year is gathering with family. If you’ll be hosting relatives this winter season, you may wonder what you can do to make it a beautiful, welcoming space for visitors. Consider getting your house ready for the holidays with new flooring. The good news is that if you book installation soon, you can breathe fresh life into your home with time to spare before Thanksgiving!
The average homeowner typically pays $2 to $8 per square foot for carpet and installation, with factors such as thickness, durability, softness and carpet pad influencing the price. You should expect to pay more for higher quality carpet but beware of paying a higher price for a name brand (but an inferior product) or getting charged additional fees on top of your project quote for things like moving furniture or the disposal of your old carpet.
With the birth of HGTV and the home renovation show, people started ripping up the linoleum that covered their original hardwood floors, and the hardwood look became the ideal for hard-surface flooring. The beauty of hardwoods is undeniable, but over time, people began to recognize its shortcomings - it’s expensive to install and repair, scratches easily, and is very susceptible to water damage.