If you’re planning to put your home on the market anytime soon, you are probably considering a few projects, like new kitchen countertops, to boost your home’s value. Gutting the kitchen and replacing the bathroom vanity are all nice upgrades, but those projects are time-consuming and pretty pricey. And no one want to spend a lot of money on a home they are about to sell. The good news is that you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to increase your home’s value.
Here’s what you can do in each room and area of your home to get it ready for real estate!
IN THE KITCHEN
Turning your kitchen into a space that buyers will love can be pricey, especially when your home is older. Take hints from our Kitchen Upgrades guide to find a project that fits your budget and time.
IN THE LIVING SPACE
Besides painting the walls, there are many living room and den projects that add a touch of luxury to a home. Crown molding won’t dramatically up your home’s value, but it will add interest and aesthetic enjoyment to your space. Not to mention, it will make your ceilings appear higher! If you don’t want to spend anything in the living area, opt to declutter or rearrange your furniture. Take down the knick knacks from the mantle, toss those ancient magazines and tuck away unnecessary items!
ON THE CURB
The outside of your home is the first thing homebuyers will see. Make a good first impression by spending some time adding interest to the exterior. Paint or add some shutters, change out the front door or plant some colorful flowers in the garden. These upgrades will transform the look of your home and please potential homebuyers before they even walk in the door!
IN THE BATHROOM
There are plenty of projects that can change the look and feel of your bathroom without a major makeover. If you want to avoid a major project, a fresh coat of paint on the walls or cabinets will do the trick. For small bathrooms, opt for a neutral color the make the room look more spacious than it actually is. You can also choose to add a fun light fixture, or install shelving for extra storage. When it comes to the bathroom, never neglect those small details that turn a house into a home.
ON THE FLOOR
Sometimes you just can’t afford to replace the carpets or the scraped hardwoods and that’s ok! Whether you have carpet, tile or vinyl, make sure that they look their best! If you have hardwoods, refinish them if you can. If you have carpets, get them deep cleaned for spots and stains.
These are just a few tips to make your home ready for real estate. We hope these minor upgrades will help sell your home!