Want to put your house on the market this summer? Now is definitely a great time to sell and you’re likely to make a handsome profit. But by doing a couple of quick home improvement projects, you can increase the value of your home. Here are a few ideas that can really make a difference in your home’s value.
Whole Home Projects
Throughout the home, give your walls a fresh coat of paint in a neutral beige or grey. New paint makes the whole home feel cleaner and newer, which is always a bonus in buyers’ eyes. Make sure your floors carry the same fresh feeling as your walls by getting them deep cleaned or re-stained and polished. If you have chipped tile floors or dingy carpet, consider replacing them with budget-friendly vinyl.
Kitchens sell homes, so buyers will definitely be impressed if your kitchen has fresh touches. Make your kitchen feel more modern by replacing your backsplash with a clean subway tile. If your cabinets are dated, give them a couple of coats of white or grey paint and replace the hardware with brushed metal pulls. Have room in your budget for a new countertop? Definitely consider swapping your dated linoleum for a stone countertop.
Bathrooms are another area where a bit of elbow grease can improve the value of your home. Upgrade the vanity by replacing it or painting it a darker neutral. Just like the kitchen, update the fixtures to sleek modern metals. Consider adding open shelving, too—buyers will love the extra storage space, and it will make the room feel more upscale.
Don’t forget curb appeal! A great first impression goes far for buyers, so make your entryway look nice by paving the walkway or by adding a new front door. If your roof is in need of repairs, drop the cash to get it replaced. A new roof is a major selling point, so you’ll be able to make back your investment pretty easily.
With a bit of elbow grease and a small budget, you can seriously boost your home’s value and make a greater profit on it when you sell. I recommend working with a real estate agent to figure out which projects are the most important for your home so you can get the best ROI. If you want a professional opinion on the best renovations for your home please contact me.