3 Economical Projects that Add Value to Your Santa Cruz Home for Sale

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 11:01pm.

In this competitive real estate market, how do you make your Santa Cruz home for sale shine without breaking the bank?  Here are three inexpensive projects to help your Santa Cruz home for sale rise above the competition.

1. Low-cost kitchen countertops.  Simply upgrading the countertops can change the whole look of your kitchen.  Even on a limited budget, you can have granite.  Shop around for the best price on granite slabs.  Some colors are less expensive than others.  To save even more, go for granite tiles.  Both options provide the granite countertops buyers love.

2. Economical bathroom projects.  There are many reasonably priced products available to bring your bathroom into the 21st Century.  New tile, whether on the floor or the walls, is an obvious way to upgrade the look of any bathroom.  The way to get the most for your money is to use budget-priced tile for most of your project and save the expensive tile for accents.  If you’re redoing the bathroom floor, the addition of in-floor heating is a good investment.  No need to call the pro's for this one; in-floor heating has become a do-it-yourself project.

3. Budget-friendly floor updates.  Floors are an area that can run into big bucks, if you don’t know where to splurge and where to save.  Carpeting is one place you want to spend a little more.  Cheap carpet stands out and so does poor installation.  You want something durable and stain-resistant in a neutral color.  Wood flooring is a great choice.  There are a few options to pick from depending on your budget.  Laminate is not a recommended choice; it's equivalent to vinyl.  If solid hardwood is not in the budget, then engineered hardwood is the best choice.  It’s durable and long lasting.  Also, it can be sanded and refinished just like solid hardwood.

If you’d like to put your Santa Cruz home up for sale, and want ideas on how to make it stand out from the competition, I can help.  Give me a call today at 831-662-6522 or email me at Lauren@LaurenSpencer.com.

For more information, please see my website at www.MySantaCruzRealEstate.com.


Granite tiles

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About Lauren Spencer

Award-Winning Santa Cruz REALTOR®

Lauren Spencer is your local real estate expert, specializing in Santa Cruz real estate and surrounding communities—this is where she lives, works, and plays too. Let her know your questions about the community and county and she'll be happy to fill you in on all you want to know! Lauren Spencer has consistently been voted best local REALTOR in Santa Cruz and is always happy to offer her advice and expertise. Call her at: 800.226.4717.

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