As you prepare to sell your home, you should be working to get your home into the best possible shape for showings. Oftentimes there are simple things that can be updated and remodeled without spending a fortune or delaying the sale of the home. Below are six smart home remodeling ideas to get you started.
Fix What’s Broken
There are probably broken fixtures or cracked windows that you’ve learned to live with over the years. A new homeowner will notice them right away and want them repaired before they move in. The next time you have guests over, ask them what flaws they’ve noticed to identify which ones are most critical to fix.
Clean Up The Yard
A beautifully landscaped yard can go a long way toward making a sale. Don’t just mow the lawn; make sure you have it edged and get the hedges trimmed. Also, get help from lawn care experts like Trugreen so that lawn maintenance isn’t holding you back from selling your home. You want your house to be worthy of a magazine cover when your realtor comes to take pictures.
Replace Outdated Appliances
The kitchen is a focal point in any home. More and more buyers are looking for homes that have modern, stainless steel appliances already in place. A matching set can do wonders for your sale price, which means investing in new appliances can certainly pay off.
Replace Water Fixtures
Don’t leave old shower heads and faucets in place. You can easily replace them with new fixtures for minimal investment. Their glistening appearance will make your kitchen and bathrooms feel more pristine and inviting, allowing your home to make a better first impression on prospective buyers.
Check Your Trim
Molding, window frames, shutters and other woodwork around your home can collect dust and dirt over the years. Before you put your home up for sale, put in some elbow grease and get these items as clean as possible. If they have been beaten up by harsh weather conditions, you can also repaint them to give them new life. This effort will surely improve the curb appeal of your home.
If you really want to know how to increase the value of your home for sale, consider the flooring. Many sellers end up giving huge concessions for new carpet at the closing table. You can avoid this by going for neutral colors and cleaning your tile and hardwood before the first buyer ever sets foot in the house.
These are just a few home renovation ideas that can help boost your home’s selling potential. Our Home Design & Remodeling Show in South Florida can provide you with hundreds of more exciting tips on how to paint, remodel and update your home to get the most out of your selling efforts. To learn more, attend the Home Show in South Florida and speak to some of best designers and vendors in the home renovation industry today.
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