Painting is one of the best bang for your buck renovations you can do. This is especially important to do if you have bold or outdated colors. Use neutral colors like white or light gray. Light colors make the space brighter, feel more open, and help give a potential buyer a clean canvas for them to imagine their new home. Another bonus of painting is that it can help remove odors from the home, like smoke, which are a big turn off to many potential buyers. Most professionals can complete the job in a few short days and it will completely transform the space!
Its often been said “You only get one chance to make a first impression”, and although potential buyers likely have seen photos of the home before they arrive, you want to make sure they are impressed when they pull up to the house. Complete some simple landscaping which can make a world of difference in the curb appeal of the home. Trim up any hedges or trees that may be blocking light into the windows, pull out that burly old bush and replace it with some nice flowers. Your local landscaper will make quick work of this in an afternoon!
A new front door can transform the front of your home and even just a fresh coat of paint can really make the entrance to a potential buyer’s new home pop. So in addition to landscaping, consider dressing up the entrance to really make a great first impression.
Updated floors are a great way to improve the look of your home and increase its value. If the seller has already started to declutter and pack, which they should have, replacing old carpet and buffing up those scratched hardwood floors are easily done in a weekend by professionals. These projects will really freshen up the overall look and feel of the house. Plus, as with painting, replacing carpets can help remove odors from pets and smoking.
Avoid major kitchen and bathroom renovations right before a sale and instead focus on smaller renovation projects to improve the overall appearance. Consider painting the cabinets and updating the hardware. The same goes for the bathroom. Paint the vanity, update the hardware and replace outdated fixtures like towel bars, faucets and shower heads.
One of my favorite bathroom renovation projects it to refinish that ugly, outdated shower tile and bathtub. It’s much less expensive than replacing the tile and will really improve the overall look. I definitely recommend hiring a professional bathroom refinishing company to do this for you the right way!