How to turn $30k into $100k through updating

We’ve all seen HGTV stories the show the dramatic differences updates can make to houses you plan to live in or sell, not to mention valuation.  Do they apply to our neighborhood? You bet! Periodically we’ll take a look at how some selective updates created massive value for buyers and sellers right here in our Dallas neighborhoods.

Need help deciding what should be revamped to get the best price for your house—now or in the future? Let us take a look.

We’re pretty conservative about the amount of construction we recommend, but precise about what types of investment create real value. An added bonus—our vetted list of contractors can help smooth the process and minimize cost estimates.

Turning $30k into $100k+

Often, updating simply means resurfacing. Take this recent acquisition on Caruth. Updating the entire house cost the new homeowners, Amy and Matt McNulty, less than $30,000.




What a transformation painting the dark wood white on trim, cabinets and shelving makes. Resurfacing countertops and backsplashes plus changing out light fixtures and hardware lightens and brightens the entire feel. It all turned out simple but fabulous due to the team effort of designer, Meredith Grabham, the homeowners and selling agent.




While this family plans to live happily in the home for many years, they instantly added a minimum of $100,000 to their valuation.




Contemplating selling? Let us identify if resurfacing any features could help your sell price.