Sweat Equity in Your New Orleans Condo….

     Often times a good way to increase the value of your own condo is to do some of the work yourself.  This is building sweat equity in your condo, its increasing the value with a few work days or nights.  The best way to make this happen is cleaning and painting.

     Painting– Doing a professional job and choosing the right colors are the biggest factor in your success.   Use colors that people will be attracted to.  Get advice just to make sure.  One of the biggest things that works is to show off you high ceiling and crown molding.  It just gives your unit a fresh look so that you can enjoy it bit will also increase the appeal.

   Save the paint for  touch up as it will get scuffed.

     Flooring– This may get a little more expensive but refinishing floors is not that hard or expensive with today’s tools.  Most times the floor will come out lighter and much cleaner look.  Getting rid of carpets in today’s market is a plus.

     Light Fixtures   No need to spend a fortune here.  Its just nice to see something different than the standard fixtures that the developers put it.  Its always noticed by buyers when they are looking.

    Bathroom Mirrors–  Its so easy to replace that plain mirror with a beveled frame mirror that you can now pick up from many of the home decor shops for under  a hundred dollars. Its money well spent.  

     These are a couple of things that came to my mind while thinking of how to get things updated in a very dull condo that I have. 


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Sweat Equity New Orleans Condos, Splash of Color

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Gardner Realtors
Metairie - New Orleans, La. USA