Welcome back to our blog page here at Handy-N-Clean! Though we’re in the middle of the winter months, we’ve found ourselves as busy as ever with home projects, remodels, paint jobs, and so much more! Helping the good people of Sioux Falls with their painting, carpentry, and other projects is what we do, and we wouldn’t have it any other way! If you have a home remodel or update that you’d like our services for, contact us at Handy-N-Clean today!

The Value of Updating

It seems that no matter what the weather is like, it’s always the season to improve one’s home. Many people choose to perform home updates because they enjoy seeing their home become more and more beautiful and modern. Others like to update because it adds value to the home. No matter the primary motivation behind your desire to remodel, we can probably all agree that updating your home adds value to it, and when you are finally ready to sell your gorgeous and modern home, it often makes your resale price higher. In other words, more money in your pocket. But are there home updates that make more sense for resale? Certainly! In today’s two-part blog, we’re going to look at some of the smartest home updates if your eventual goal is to sell your home for a great price.

Bathroom Remodel

Among all of the rooms that can be remodeled and updated, one of the best choices for a great return on your investment is to perform some updates on your bathroom. There are, obviously, multiple ways that you can go about doing this and doing it successfully, at that. You don’t have to have tens of thousands of dollars to spruce up your bathroom; there are effective bathroom updates for almost every price range.

Minor Bathroom Updates: Among some of the smartest bathroom updates are painting, caulking, replacing the shower doors, and changing out the lighting. You’ll find that even these simple updates can be amazing for your homes resale amount.

Major Bathroom Updates: For those few who spare little expense for bathroom remodels, smart ways to update your powder room include upgrading the toilet, sink, granite countertops, and new flooring. Additionally, consider adding subway tile, stone tile, or another kind of ceramic tile to give your bathroom a sophisticated feel.


First impressions are extremely important and when you’re planning on selling your home, the outside of your house is the first thing that potential buyers see when they go on that initial walk-through. It’s no surprise, then, that your property’s landscaping has a lot to do with your buyer’s first impressions. The condition of your landscaping can make one of many impressions on people who look at your home, but it’s up to you to make sure that their first impression of your home is positive. It’s vital to keep in mind that landscaping is unlike many other home updates because it’s the only one that requires regular maintenance and upkeep.

Too much landscaping can leave the impression that maintenance would be a full-time job or that leads a buyer to believe that an elaborate garden or meticulously grown flower bed might become an eyesore without the proper amount of care. Keep that in mind when you’re working in your yard or hiring landscapers. It’s probably best to keep you landscaping clean, well-maintained, and attractive, but not too elaborate.

Though these are only a few ideas for updating your home for resale, the list of valuable improvements is almost endless! Make sure that you stay tuned for part two of our blog series on home updates.

Contact the Experts

If you’re needing a handyman to help you with your home remodel here in Sioux Falls, contact us at Handy-N-Clean. We can help you with painting, texturing, carpentry, and so much more. Reach out to us to schedule services or to get a free estimate!