So, you’re selling your home. This means that for the foreseeable future, you need to prepare your home adequately to make it appeal to potential buyers. Many homeowners may think this means costly upgrades, but this is untrue! Here are some simple and cheap upgrades any homeowner should do that will help to increase the value of your home when you put it on the market.
Focus on creating a warm welcome in your foyer
The foyer will be the first thing potential buyers see, so you’ll want to create a warm welcoming feeling the minute a person walks through the front door. Even if your home doesn’t have a dedicated foyer, there are some updates you can do to make a cozy and warm atmosphere. Some easy tips include adding a mirror to bring light into the area, placing a colorful rug in the entryway, and making room for a bench specifically for removing shoes.
Paint kitchen cabinets
If you don’t have a budget for new cabinetry, don’t worry! A simple coat of paint can work wonders in adding a new feel to any room, making an outdated kitchen look modern. Choose bright neutral colors such as white, yellow, light grey, and baby blue to really make a statement.
Invest in your curb appeal
It goes without saying that first impressions are lasting impressions, so if you make any updates to your home, it should be on the front of your home. What your buyers see as soon as they drive up to your house can determine the success of your sale, and these curb appeal enhancements will help seal the deal:
- Paint your front door
- Plant flowers and shrubs around your driveway, the path to your front door, and pot plants on your porch
- Don’t forget to add an inviting doormat
- Invest in new plates for your house numbers
- Install new porch lights
- Power wash your garage door
- Add a flag
Install new fixtures
Small details can pack a big punch. When the small fixtures throughout your home have a cohesive look — think faucets, drawer pulls and doorknobs — you’ll immediately upgrade the look and feel of every room. It is easy to run down to the hardware store and grab matching fixtures for every room to create a cohesive theme; consider slate, rose gold, or pewter finishes for an extra special touch.
Look to your outlets
A simple outlet cover can immediately feel more upscale. The best part about them is that you can pick covers in multiple colors, prints, and themes to match the decor of every room. Or, you can go all out and install outlets that come with USB ports in them — Millennial buyers will love this touch of technology.
Go high with the window treatments
When decorating your windows, hang the curtain rods as high up as possible. This will elongate the room and make the ceilings feel taller. Working with an experienced real estate agent can work wonders in transforming your home when you get it ready to sell. Call us today to get started — we can’t wait to help you!