Thursday, May 4, 2017

Cheap Tweaks To Make Your Home Ready For Selling

We all know about the importance of selling your home for more than you originally bought it, but with all the other things it takes to manage a household and raise a family, it can be pretty hard to make any long-term plans for home improvement. If you want to sell your home, but you don’t have the spare funds to make any sweeping changes, there are many cheaper home improvements that can still add something onto the asking price…

Paint, Paint and Paint Some More!

One of the easiest ways to freshen up any space in any home is to give it a fresh lick of paint. As long as you stay away from darker shades, or any combinations that are something of an acquired taste, this can make a huge difference to how attractive your home is to prospective buyers, and how much they’ll be willing to pay for it. Many real estate agents recommend sticking to whites and similar neutral colors; really anything reflective enough to lighten a space up and make it appear larger than it is! If your trimmings look a little worn out, just paint right over them!
Light Up My Life!
One of the key aims of any home improvement should be to modernize any aspect of the home that seems kind of dated and archaic. New, inexpensive lighting is a quick and easy way to modernize an interior. If you’ve got any crummy old fixtures or a chandelier that looks like it should belong in a haunted house, start looking for some replacements. Aside from freshening up the fixtures, you should also try to bring more energy-efficient bulbs into your home before you come to sell. A home’s “green” factor has become massive selling point in recent years, and these lights will be an attractive detail for countless buyers. You may even want to go whole-hog and get some affordable solar panels!

Spend Time on the Kitchen

Kitchen renovations can be expensive, and while you may not have the money for a full overhaul, you should still spend at least a little time on the kitchen, being the “heart of the home”. One of the easiest ways to spruce up a kitchen is to give the cabinets a fresh coat of paint. You’d be surprised at how new and refreshed this makes it look!
Make the Basement Presentable
For you, the basement may just be a place where you can store all the tools and ‘misc.’ things that you don’t want or need most of the time. However, many people who come to view your home may have bigger ideas for it. Gather up all the stuff that you’re using it for, and find a friend or a self-storage facility where you can keep it for a while. Then, give all the walls (you guessed it) a fresh coat of paint, and mount a couple pieces of artwork. When prospective buyers start coming in for viewings, this will help them envision their own family living there.

Renovating your home for reselling should not cost a fortune. You can try some of these cheap ways to update your home for a quick reselling.

xoxo,
Therese

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