Thinking of selling your home? Want to get top dollar? Of course you do. Let’s talk about some simple ways to increase the value of your home.
Take care of needed repairs
Not all improvements are the kind that show and we know they’re not the fun improvements. But fixing things you can’t see like leaks and inspecting for termites are a few things you should do before listing. Try to look at your house with the buyer’s eye, finding the hidden problems now will make the selling process go more smoothly. You could even hire an inspector to check for issues because your buyers will.
A simple fresh coat of paint neutral colors will enhance the value of your home and make it look clean and inviting. Even though your style is right on trend, it might not be everyone’s cup of tea. The neutrals will appeal to a wider range of buyers.
Replace the Carpet
Replacing old, dusty and stained carpet with new or make the switch to wood floors. Hard surface flooring can improve the air quality and create a modern look.
Dress Up the Bathroom
If you don’t have the money to make large bathroom upgrades like replacing old toilets and showers, try replacing outdated wallpaper or upgrading the rest of the décor. You’d be surprised what shiny new cabinet hardware or a new mirror can do!
Upgrade. . .
Don’t stop with the bathroom. An upgraded kitchen adds a tremendous value to your home. Again if you can’t afford big upgrades simply replace a countertop or paint over your cabinets with a new paint finish. And don’t forget the other rooms in your house; even small touches like adding new switch plates and outlet covers can go a long way.
After all 1/6th of your room’s total area is the ceiling! Even if you don’t have a lot of money, adding a molding or box beams can increase the value of the room by improving the look of the ceiling. At the very least, make sure to give the ceilings a coat of fresh paint for clean, bright look.
Low Maintenance Landscaping
Planting trees & shrubs adds valuable curb appeal and is great for the environment.
Create a welcoming entrance
It’s generally the first thing prospective buyers see, consider going to a home improvement store to replace your old, outdated front door a new, attractive one. Just remember, front doors should complement your homes overall design.
Turn on the light
Adding light makes rooms look larger and shows you have nothing to hide. You could hire an electrician to add light to rooms that are dim or smaller. At the very least replace old light bulbs with new brighter ones.
Last but not least
Declutter! Pack up and put away as much as you possibly can. It will make your house look and feel larger by opening up the rooms. You may also want to remove some of your personal items. As much as you love your family, seeing their smiling faces everywhere makes it harder for prospective buyers to see themselves in your space. You'll be able to find wall space for the family tree in your new home!!
The list is long but pick and choose what you think your home needs most. You’ll definitely be glad you spent a little extra time and money on the little things.
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Author:Kelly Pangburn Phone: 231-519-1872 Dated: March 30th 2018 Views: 156 About Kelly: ...
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