Home Improvements Which Boost Its Selling Price

Seems that everyone knows the saying “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression”. Once potential buyers are inside of your house, you want to be sure that your house is at its best condition. To get this confidence, start with cleaning and tidying. These are two improvements which do not cost anything, but provide a big return. When cleaning and tidying are done, focus on low-cost improvements like painting, using neutral tones which are appropriate for everyone. Devote your money and time to renovations which can bring you a return, not to improvements which you have always wanted to do. If you are one of those sellers, who have a limited budged, we have prepared for you a list of home improvements which can help you to sell your house at the best price.

  • Improve a landscape by putting down a fresh sod, replacing tired bushes with new ones and adding some color with flowers in beds and pots.
  • Tidy up an entryway by painting an old front door or buying a new one. Also replacing of old numbers and mailboxes can give a fresh look.
  • Change light and plumbing fixtures by replacing outdated fixtures, thereby giving your home a modern touch for minimal investments.
  • Do only partial renovations, for example, rather than renovate an old bathroom, get a new bath or reface the existing one, but in the kitchen replace the hardware, instead of cabinets.
  • Remove popcorn ceilings which may contain asbestos. Taking into account that asbestos is toxic, removing of popcorn ceiling is far from DIY project – you need a licensed specialist who can remove it. If your ceilings are high enough, you can drywall over and create new ceilings.
  • If your windows have some coverage, remove it, because potential buyers may not share your taste and uncovered windows also let more light into the house.
  • Return rooms to their original uses, for example, if you are using your bedroom as an office, turn it back into a bedroom.
  • Replace carpets which are dirty or worn. Of course, you can try to clean them at first, but it is clear, that worn carpets will not become clean. If there are hardwood floors underneath your carpets, better remove them.
  • Depersonalize your rooms by packing away family photos and children drawings.
  • Clean all rooms, using deep cleaning, so everything shines like new. Do not forget about windows!
  • Paint all rooms, using neutral tones which are appropriate for everyone. You may love bright tones, but potential buyer may not. A fresh paint coat also makes rooms look more modern and new.