Tips For Selling Your Home From The Experts!
Install elegant cabinet knobs and drawer pulls for an instant makeover.
Brighten the kitchen with a variety of lighting, such as under- and above-cabinet fixtures, pendants above an island, or recessed lights. You can also install a sleek new sink and faucet.
If your appliances are outdated, you may want to invest in a new cooktop, range, and/or dishwasher. Look for styles with universal appeal. If your cabinets are less-than-stylish, consider refacing or refinishing them for a fresh new look.
For an instant makeover, opt for a fresh coat of paint. By repainting that way-too-bright red room in a more neutral, appealing color, you’ll remove an eyesore that drives away buyers.
Take stock of the living room and decide what elements would make it shine. Consider options such as a new mantel, a ceiling fan, and wall-mounted shelves.
Add a splash of style with a pretty area rug. The best part? You can take it along to your next home.
Replace a dated living room or bedroom floor with basic neutral-colored carpet. Along with imbuing a fresh look, this eliminates the issue of worn-in odors or pet hair.
If other homes in your neighborhood have top-of-the-line floors, it might be time to splurge on hardwood or tile in key areas. But you need not break your budget since you’re selling the home, you don’t have to buy the most expensive materials. Shop for discontinued styles, which can be greatly marked down.
Opt for a simple spruce-up by replacing accessories such as towel rings, toilet-paper holder, and trashcan. Top it off with luxurious soaps in a pretty dish, fluffy hand towels, and fresh flowers.
Swap out minor features that pack a major punch, including the faucet, cabinet knobs and pulls, and switchplates. Depending on your needs, you can apply the rest of your budget toward window treatments, and/or a new lighting fixture.
If your bath needs a complete overhau, you can add a new bathtub, toilet, vanity, and/or backsplash.
Hang a mirror in a small bedroom to make it look larger. If you’ve considered purchasing a new bedspread, do so now.
Refresh the bedrooms with a coat of paint in a soothing shade. If needed, enhance the closet with new doors or shelves. For privacy, add attractive window treatments, such as shades, blinds, or curtains.
Apply a fresh coat of paint, or brighten the laundry area with new light fixtures.
Replace worn flooring with affordable, easy-to-clean tile or laminate.
With this budget, you can turn a spare space into a selling point. Add affordable cabinetry and shelves, a generous sink, and a washer and dryer for a stylish and functional laundry room.
Elbow grease is the cheapest thing anyone can apply to make a home sell faster,” says Reynolds. Where to start? Replace burned-out lightbulbs, patch any holes in the walls, fix jammed doors and drawers, re-caulk the tub and shower, and replace cracked or broken floor and wall tiles.
If it’s in your budget, tackle larger repairs. Replace any broken windows, repair out-of-commission appliances, fix leaky faucets, and replace damaged doors.
If your roof leaks or your driveway is damaged, you may want to address it before you sell.