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Simple Home Improvements; Big Return on Investment

Budget friendly projects to increase your home value!


These Do it Yourself projects can easily increase the value of your home….adding quality, beauty, and efficiency.


If you are selling a home in Pawleys Island, take steps to increase the value of your home. By taking a practical and cost efficient approach, many home improvement tactics can be enjoyed by the fruits of your labor!


Not all home improvement projects are created equal.  Most homes for sale in Pawleys Island will have upgrades and face lifts.  Some renovations may cost a lot but not add significant value to your home.  This list goes in the opposite direction: Here are some inexpensive home improvement projects that will not only increase the enjoyment of your home, but will also increase the home’s value.


Upgrade your living space with an energy efficient gas fireplace, quality ceiling fans and simple molding



  1. High quality ceiling fans: In a recent National Association of Home Builders survey, ceiling fans ranked No. 1 as the most-wanted decorative item. If your ceiling fans are outdated, replace them with something in the $400 range—it’ll make a big difference when it’s time to sell.
  2. Trees: Mature trees can be worth as much as $10,000 toward the value of your home. Trees also protect your home from the elements and prevent erosion.
  3. Energy efficiency: Buyers are increasingly interested in saving energy, so any efficiency update is worthwhile. Switching from a wood to gas fireplace is a great start.
  4. Outdoor lighting: Exterior lighting is great for highlighting the accents of your home, and you can typically expect a 50 percent return on investment. Look at solar powered outdoor lighting for energy efficiency.
  5. Molding: You can finish a room with crown molding or railing for as little as $1.50 per foot if you take a DIY approach, and it’s extremely desirable among prospective buyers.


Melissa Keller, Realtor in Pawleys Island




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