Home Improvement Sells

by Matt CoupMarch 7, 2017

Home improvements are an exciting way to pique homebuyer interest in looking at your home. Updating your home is a very important step in making the sell; here are some ideas to get you started.

Curb appeal

First impressions are everything. You can drastically improve your home with a few of these ideas:

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  • Greenery

    Consider planting some shrubs or flowers. This will give your home a warm, welcoming appearance, plus it brightens your home and makes it stand out amongst other surrounding homes. They also allow for privacy when enjoying outdoor activities, such as, cookouts or leisure time on your porch.

  • Driveway

    Cracked, damaged, or faded driveways are a huge turnoff. A good driveway complements a home and is a pleasure to traverse. Paving concrete is a wonderful choice for upgrading your driveway. They are reasonably priced and come in a variety of patterns and cuts. Some benefits of having this style are that it allows rain to be easily absorbed into the ground, plus you can simply replace broken or damaged pieces, as apposed to replace large portions on the entire driveway. Gravel can also become an issue if not properly maintained. If you have a gravel driveway you might consider a fresher, more permanent approach such as cobblestone or crushed stones. These stones are more formal, for a lesser cost than paving. However, should you decide to keep you gravel driveway, be sure to set up a border to hold it in place and a fabric ground cover to prevent plants from sprouting through.

  • Outside home structure

    Now is the time to fix any damages or mistake made in the past that you never quite got around to. There are simple, inexpensive ways to refresh and update the exterior of your home. Consider a paint job. Fresh paint is always a winner because it automatically brightens your home and eliminates any marks or scratches that may have appeared over time. You could also add some distinctive trim where needed, or even add on a porch.

Kitchen

The kitchen is one the most used rooms of a home. It is a gathering place for friends and family; so it is easy to understand why you would want homebuyers to fall in love with it. Consider these simple improvements to rekindle the flame:

  • Cabinet handles

    Cabinet handles are great example of how a small improvement can make a big difference. Tighten old, worn handles; or replace them with more modern, stylish ones. It’s a simple way to make your kitchen appear more lively and updated.

  • New floors

    Anyone can admire a beautiful floor. Wood is always a great choice when you’re considering remodeling your kitchen floors. Wood floors are classic, easy to clean, and will never go out of style. An inexpensive alternative to would floors might be an interesting tile design, or you could even touch up your vinyl flooring. Overtime, vinyl tends to be effected by wearing and water damage. A quick touch up will make a big difference.

  • Space

    Most people find clutter and lack of space to be a bit aggravating. You will want to take this into consideration when choosing how to make improvements on your kitchen. There are plenty of ways to make space, and at the same time, improve the overall usefulness of your space. One great idea is to have a rollaway island. It can be used for storage and cooking, and easily be moved out of the way when not needed.

Bathroom

Bathrooms make an enormous impression on prospective homebuyers. It’s a small space that makes a big difference. If you are considering making improvements with your bathroom, you should start with these suggestions:

  • Tiles

    Tiles can be very expensive, so, save some money by only putting them in the most visible places. You can us alluring designs as boarders around normally plain areas in your bathroom.

  • New fixtures

    Impress homebuyers with shiny new fixtures. Nothing ties a bathroom together more then a new set of matching fixtures. Homebuyers will be busy imagining how wonderful that new showerhead is going to feel, and you can rest assured that it was a good investment.

  • Re-caulk old fixtures

    If you decide not to replace your older fixtures, you can still make them look fresh and well taken care of by re-caulking them. Over time houses settle and things wear. It is important to maintain the seals around the bathroom, as well as the rest of the home. Sealer is super inexpensive and anyone can do it.

What improvements would you recommend?

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