When preparing your home for the market, it’s great to know that there are some relatively inexpensive improvements that can make a big impact with buyers. Investing in a few well-placed pieces of décor and a clutter-free home are simple things you can do on a budget to bump up interest in your home. You may also want to consider these easy initiatives to help seal the deal:
1) Clear the decks.
Counter space is extremely important for buyers. Be sure to store kitchen and bathroom items off the counters, but don’t sacrifice usability of your home. Instead, purchase storage baskets in several different sizes to help you clear the decks in a hurry and minimize clutter!
2) Brighten up storage spaces.
Closets and cupboard space are also important selling features. You can make the most of what you have by purging unused items and painting the inside of your closets and cupboards a light and bright colour. This can also make your storage spaces feel larger. Adding battery-operated lighting is also an inexpensive way to brighten a dark closet, without calling an electrician!
3) Replace interior room doors.
Quickly and inexpensively brighten hallways and rooms by replacing interior doors and hardware. New white panelled doors and hardware can quickly freshen up your home. Keep an eye out for sales at your local building centre!
4) Tear up dingy carpets.
You may be pleasantly surprised by what’s underneath. Even if you don’t like what you see, replacing flooring can be one of the most economical improvements you can make when you consider overall return on your dollar. Adding hardwood will instantly modernize any home!
Even high-end interior paints are a bargain when you look at what can be achieved with a fresh new finish! Opt for neutral colours in matte or eggshell finishes to camouflage flaws in walls. Trim is best handled with a white shade of satin, semi-gloss or high-gloss finish!
When preparing your home for the market, you always want to consider what is practical and inexpensive. These changes are surely going to leave an impact on potential buyers, whether they are looking at photos or walking through your home during an open house!