What You Should Consider Renovating!
Getting your home ready to sell can be daunting. Whether you’ve lived there for 5 years or 25 years you’ve become accustomed to jiggling the front door to open it or “nudging” the dishwasher to get it to run correctly. Unfortunately, home buyers aren’t going to want a list of little quirks handed to them when they walk into your home.
So how do you renovate without breaking the bank? First off, DIY experience obviously helps! Here are a few ideas that will increase the value and look of your home but won’t leave you asking, “Why did I do all of this work for someone else?”
1. Exterior Lighting: You’ve seen the photos of the beautiful multi-million dollar homes right as the sun goes down. What do you notice? All that lighting makes the home look beautiful. Garden lights now-a-days are easy! You can pick a few up that are solar powered, all you have to do is pick a good spot, such as up the walk way to your front door, and…boom you’re done. Instant curb appeal.
2. Paint the Interior: Pets and kids are messy. Dirt stains and old “wall art” that you tried to scrub away with a magic eraser may not quite do the trick. Pick neutral colors and repaint the interior of your home. Neutral colors are better liked by buyers because the buyer can have their own vision walking throughout the house.
3. Upgrade your kitchen: Energy efficient appliances are turning into a huge must have. They save money in the long run and have a sleek look to them that buyers enjoy. Plus, everyone loves an environmentally savvy home. If that is too expensive consider updating all of your hardware, a little thing such as updated cabinet pulls can make a huge difference. Or consider painting your cabinet fronts/replacing a few “quirky” drawers, or updating your kitchen sink.
4. Upgrade your bathroom: Some paint, a new mirror, and vanity can do wonders to a rundown bathroom!
5. Hire a Cleaner: When was the last time you vacuumed under all of the furniture or dusted the crown molding? A clean home instantly looks like a nicer home to a buyer!
6. Do Some Landscaping: While a full renovation of your yard can cost thousands consider the little things. Mowing the yard, trimming the bushes, adding a few pots of bright flowers. This, along with some added exterior lighting, can continue to add to curb appeal and give potential buyers the idea of a beautiful yard year round.
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Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate