If you are getting ready to sell your home it is important that you get it in the best condition possible before putting it on the market. Here are some affordable home improvement ideas that will help you get your home sold:
Update the kitchen—many buyers will go straight to the kitchen when viewing homes. You don’t have to do a full remodel but for a couple hundred dollars you can replace sink fixtures, cabinet handles and outdated light fixtures. If you are handy you can refinish your cabinet doors and drawers. These simple fixes can give a nice updated look in the kitchen.
Tidy up landscaping—make sure that the grass is in good condition and replace sod if necessary. Make sure everything is trimmed and tidied up and replace any old worn out looking flowers or bushes with new ones.
Spruce up your entry—putting a fresh coat of paint on the front door can make a great improvement to the curb appeal of your home. While your repainting the door, you can also install new handles for a nice updated look. Replace old porch light coverings with updated pieces. Also of course make sure that everything is cleaned up and there is no clutter in the front.
Freshen up interior paint—if you have any rooms painted in odd colors or with worn out paint cover them with a neutral color paint (not white). Your child may have loved her purple bedroom but things like this can quickly turn potential buyers off.
Work on the bathroom—if your floor is old and dingy looking there are many easy do it yourself ways to update them. Any home improvement store carries many options to cover an old floor and you may not even need to tear out the old one. Replace sink fixtures and toilet seats and make sure everything matches nicely.
Carpet cleaning—bad looking carpet is always a turn off to potential buyers. A professional carpet cleaning is an inexpensive and effective investment. If your carpet is seriously damaged, then replacement may be necessary but often a good cleaning will do.
Thorough cleaning—put some elbow grease into this one! A good thorough cleaning is necessary in order to sell your home. If you do not want to do it yourself a cleaning company is a relatively inexpensive way to get it done. Just keep it maintained afterwards.
If you are considering selling your home contact Lisamarie Wand to walk you through the process and help you with more tips and assistance in getting your home sold.