Increase your home sale price

Home sellers do not always welcome the idea of renovating their property before selling their homes due to financial constraints. Furthermore, home renovations are not only a cost issue, they’re also an issue about time and effort. But the one thing to keep in mind is that minor renovations and touch ups can do so much to help you increase your home’s value and sales price. So, if you’re wondering what you can do to keep your expenses low but be able to do some necessary home renovations before putting your home on the market, here are a few things to consider:

Kitchen touches

The kitchen is one of the most important parts of the home since it’s where most people tend to congregate. Since food and eating are the common link for everyone, the kitchen is many times the focal point for homebuyers who are considering purchasing your home. So, when you’re putting your home on the market, keep in mind that the kitchen can easily make or break a deal or the amount offered for your home. If your kitchen is outdated and needs a refresh, you don’t necessarily need to spend a fortune to make it appealing to prospective buyers. For a very reasonable budget, you can increase your kitchen’s appeal by purchasing upgraded appliances, for instance. Also, if you have original cabinets, you can get them professionally painted to a more contemporary color, which will definitely improve your kitchen’s appearance. Updating fixtures, knobs and lighting can also make a very positive impression.

Bathroom fixtures

 Next to kitchens, bathrooms are very important to buyers. Many homes in our area still have bathrooms that feature original builder grade mirrors, lighting and plumbing fixtures. Simply updating these items, with a fresh coat of paint can greatly improve your bathroom’s appearance and perceived value. We recently had our handyman paint our client’s old builder oak vanity with espresso color paint and exchanged the lighting and plumbing fixtures. It made a huge and very positive visual difference…all for less than $500.

Carpet clean up

 A tidy looking home with clean carpets makes a much better impression to buyers than homes with old, stained and smelly carpets. When selling your home, it’s always advisable to budget for professionally cleaning and deodorizing your carpets or, if needed, replacing them altogether.

Lighting can do magic

 Remove builder brass lighting fixtures and replace them with brushed nickel or rubbed bronze before putting your home on the market. When they see original brass fixtures, buyers begin to look for other original items that need to be replaced. Also, it’s not only about the lights that you choose, but also about the placement of the lights and the areas they illuminate. Consider purchasing new lampshades that complement the colors of your walls.

Windows and screens

 Lastly, when putting your home on the market, take out all the window screens and store them away, then hire a professional window cleaner to clean your windows. The cost is only about $7 per window and it will make a huge difference in the way your home looks.

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