Simple Home Upgrades that will make it Easier to Sell

Selling any home is extremely subjective as each situation varies greatly on what might be lacking.  You don’t have to go out on a limb with the budget when it comes to upgrading your home to sell on the market. Here are many upgrades that you can make that will shine when other buyers see them.

Replace Old Flooring
Dingy or stained flooring is an instant turnoff to people in the market for a new home. Consider options to replace the bathroom and kitchen flooring of your home with deals from various home-remodeling centers such as Lowes and Home Depot. They always have some sort of sale on all kinds of flooring to suit homeowner’s needs.

Home UpgradesSurroundings of the Home
A beautifully maintained yard with trees improves your home at a distance to buyers. Nothing can contemplate driving up to a home with a manicured view of shrubbery and flowers from the front yard.

It doesn’t cost that much money to keep a yard looking beautiful all year round. Spending money on yard maintenance improves the cosmetic appeal of the home and can give you and edge with a potential buyer. You can consider buying, planting, and mowing grass whether you do it yourself or hire a contractor to really ramp up curb appeal.

Update the Kitchen
It can be relatively easy to improve the cosmetic appearance in the kitchen area. Adding a new lighting fixture and a fresh coat of paint can make your kitchen more attractive to buyers. Consider installing a new faucet set to the sink and add in new cabinet handles. You can install them yourself to save money.

Install New Bathtub and Shower Kits
You can purchase fabricated tub and shower surround kits at most home remodeling centers. Catch the deals on these by shopping around to save more cash. Many stores usually have models at a discounted price to reduce inventory. Toss in a new faucet and shower combo to complete the installation and add a new entryway/trimming to really make the bathroom shine.

Install New Lighting Fixtures and Ceiling Fans

Spending several hundred dollars on new lights or fans can make a huge difference to bedrooms, dens and living rooms. Add a dimmer switch to the wall to add even more value to the upgrade. Ceiling fans will make a huge difference in the comfort level to interested buyers whether it is summer or winter.

A New Coat of Paint
Nothing is quite as appealing to potential buyers as visiting a home with the fresh smell of paint. Repainting interior walls and ceilings will definitely improve the value of the home and make it presentable to interested buyers. You can consider repainting exterior sections of the home that need a fresh coat too.

These are only a few of the most simple, yet effective ways to improve the value of your home to interested buyers on the market. The costs of the improvements are considerably small if you can do the work yourself. It will cost more if you have to have a contractor do the work for you. Always check around to find the best rates possible in your area when searching for a contractor to do a home makeover.

Meghan Belnap
Meghan Belnap is a freelance writer who enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys being in the outdoors and exploring new opportunities whenever they arise as well as researching new topics to expand her horizons. You can often find her buried in a good book or out looking for an adventure. Meghan recommends getting professionals, like those at Canadian Comfort, to help get your home ready to sell.

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