Here are four home updates to make before you sell, even on a budget.
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Here are four home updates that will get a great return for your investment that you can do even if you’re on a budget:
- Paint your way to profits. Paint the inside of your house in neutral colors such as creams, light grays, beiges, and whites. Buyers love those colors, and they go with everyone’s furniture and decor. If you still have wood trim that’s out of style in your neighborhood and everyone’s painting it white, you should do so too.
- Install higher-quality flooring. If you have worn carpet that’s lying on hardwood floors, pull out the carpet and hire a professional to sand the wood floors. Then, you yourself can put the stain and finish on them to save money. This is a wonderful way to improve the value of your home. If you decide to replace any carpeting, go with a builder- or middle-grade carpet but a high-end pad. A thicker pad will make the carpet feel more luxurious.
In the lighting store, what you see a lot of is likely what’s popular in your area.
- Add curb appeal. Mow the grass, trim the hedges, edge the sidewalk and driveway, paint the front door, and if you need a new handle, replace it. If the doorbell’s broken, that’s also an easy fix. Consider your mailbox: Is it looking a bit worn, bent, or green with mold? Depending on what it needs, clean it up, paint it, or replace it. If your house numbers are looking rough, replace those as well.
- Upgrade lighting. Improve the lighting in the kitchen, bathroom, and hallway. It’s inexpensive and goes a long way in making everything feel current. Buyers love brushed gold light fixtures right now, and brushed nickel is also very appealing. In the lighting store, what you see a lot of is likely what’s popular in your area.
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