When selling your home, you want to be sure that you get the most out of your investment. Although you may be very pleased with the way your home looks, there are a few inexpensive upgrades that can help increase the value of your home and may make your home more appealing to buyers.
Make Your Kitchen Look Amazing
Kitchens are the most important room in the house when it comes to selling. A dated kitchen can make the difference between a buyer who falls in love with your house and one that simply walks out the door without interest. One simple way to update your kitchen is to refinish or repaint cabinets and update the hardware, adding new handles and hinges.
Choose colors that appeal to a wide range of home buyers and not those that are trendy. Consider replacing plain white appliances with stainless steel or laminate countertops with granite. There are builder-grade granites available that are less expensive than higher-end cuts. Granite countertops can add significant value to your home and be an excellent selling point for buyers.
The Bathroom of Your Dreams
Bathrooms are the second most important room in the house to buyers. Today, many buyers are looking for bathrooms with a spa-like feeling. Replace your plastic tub surround with tile, giving it a modern look with inexpensive white subway-style ceramic tile. For just a little more money, you can even add a recessed wall shelf in the bathroom as well. Old pedestal sinks are trending right now, so instead of replacing the sink, change the faucet fixtures to a more retro style and hang colorful towels next to it.
Many buyers now are seeking large, walk-in showers rather than whirlpool bathtubs. Neutral colors in bathrooms are the most well-received, so consider tones in light blue or green with white accents. Add some scented candles and fresh-smelling soaps to increase the spa feeling. Consider replacing a regular shower head with a handheld model that can be adjusted for different types of spray or add a rain shower for more of a spa feeling. Replace dated lighting and replace wallpaper with textured finishes.
Don’t Forget to Paint
One of the least expensive ways to update your home is by painting each room. A room that is freshly painted looks clean and updated. In addition, painting may force you to eliminate clutter which may also be a turn-off to buyers. Choose neutral shades like cream or beige so the buyer looks at the room as a blank canvas. If you have bright furniture or accessories, earth tones will mute those colors and look perfect with wood flooring. Consider bright pops of color in small rooms, like powder rooms and alcoves.
Reasons to Improve Your Flooring
Wood floors are trending today and it is possible to get a hardwood floor look at a reasonable price. Today, laminate flooring is affordable and other Earth-friendly options like bamboo and cork are growing in popularity. If you have covered hardwood with carpet, consider removing it and refinishing the wood to increase the value of your home. If you have hardwood floors that are scuffed or dull, consider renting a sander and refinishing them or hire a professional to do it for you. Many buyers are turning away from carpet completely, even in bedrooms, so consider replacing all carpeted floors with wood to increase the value of your home.
These tips can make your home look more appealing to buyers and can increase the value of your home without costing a significant amount of money. Selling your home? Give us a call or complete our easy contact form so that we can help you get the most value for your home without emptying your wallet.