If you’re ready to sell your property take a look at our most recommended home improvement projects. These projects are affordable, easy to complete on a weekend and they can help increase your home’s overall value.
Key Places to Start Upgrading
Think of the main places where you and your family love to spend the most time. Your answer may be the kitchen and bathroom. This is because they’re the most used rooms in the house and the main areas that buyers tend to look at when house shopping!
The kitchen is the “heart of the home” and this might be the first-place potential buyers can’t wait to see when they’re touring the property.
You don’t have to do an entire kitchen renovation and break the bank. There are many projects you can complete to upgrade your kitchen that are not as expensive as you might think. These inexpensive kitchen improvements include:
Add a Tile Back-splash
If you’re handy enough, you can do it yourself and this can make a big difference in the kitchen. For a really easy option, purchase backsplash made from a single sheet of material.
Refresh Your Cabinetry
It’s as simple as switching out old handles and pulls, painting old cabinets, or replacing cabinet doors with glass-paneled ones.
Install a Water Filtration System
Doing this small update may win over potential buyers, because they won’t need to spend extra money on bottled water if they have a water filtration system built in.
The second most popular room of the house is the bathroom. In this room, there are also plenty of ways to update without spending thousands of dollars.
Replacing towel racks, overused water faucets, and drawer pullers can make a huge difference in the overall appearance.
Redo Caulk and Grout
This is probably one of the easiest updates that you can do on a weekend! Simply scrub the grout clean and add fresh lines of caulk around the tub and sink. It might take a little elbow grease, but it’s inexpensive and can make your bathroom look newer.
Save on Countertop Upgrades
If you buy a slab of granite that has imperfections, you can save a lot of money and have nice updated countertops. You’ll have a newer sink and your buyers might not even notice the imperfections because of the small surface space!
Other Simple Fixes that Add Value to Your Home
There are even smaller and weekend upgrades that can freshen up the rest of your home and can also increase its value to home buyers.
Add Some New Paint
Having a paint party with some friends can help make this project a fun one! Remember to opt for high-quality paint with a satin finish. Pick neutral colors like slate gray and ivory, or popular colors like aqua and cool green. Neutral colors are the buyer’s top choice.
Replace Old Light Fixtures
Dim and outdated fixtures can make a room seem older and darker. You can upgrade lighting fixtures relatively easily. Buyers might be even more excited if you use energy efficient features like LED bulbs. If you’re replacing the entire lighting fixture, then make sure to hire a licensed electrician. Finally, you can also replace the light switches with dimmers so that the home has a more modern feel.
Need More Recommendations?
Movementum Realty would love to help provide you with more improvement project ideas that will get you the most bang for your buck. Contact us today and we’ll be glad to get you in touch with a real estate agent that can help you in every step of the way.