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It can be challenging to figure out what you need to do before putting your home on the market. Some projects are necessary to ensure your home is sold quickly, while others need to be considered based on your return on investment. Whatever you do, you want to adhere to a budget so you can spend less and make more. Here are the ten most budget-friendly ways to renovate your home to get the best offer.
Fresh Coat of Paint
Now is the perfect time to spruce up your interior walls with a new coat of paint. Consider choosing neutrals to help potential homebuyers see a blank slate and imagine their own lives inside. New paint makes the room look clean and bright.
New Light Fixtures
Another quick fix is to change out light fixtures around the house. Remove those builder-installed bubble lights from hallways and bedrooms. Add ceiling fans in rooms to allow better circulation of fresh air. Don’t go over the top, but spring for something more than just essential.
Update Cabinet Handles
Swap out the cabinet handles in your kitchen. The oils on our hands tend to affect the finish on handles, so an out-of-the-package set will make the kitchen look brand new again. Choose handles that are neutral and match the style of the kitchen.
If you have older cabinets that are a little worn down, you could paint them to freshen up your kitchen. Bright white will always make your kitchen look larger and clean. Choose a paint designed for cabinets, such as enamel or a high gloss latex.
You may also want to swap out your plumbing fixtures. These are easy fixes you can do without the help of a plumber. Swap out the kitchen faucet for one with more functionality. Get sleek new fixtures for your bathroom sink and shower.
If you want to make your home look rich, consider adding molding along the ceiling. Crown molding is often a selling point and included in the listings for homes, and adding it can be straightforward. Cut the molding to fit and meet at an angle and give it a fresh coat of white paint.
The outside of your home is what gives potential buyers the best first impression. Update the landscaping with a few simple touches, including colorful flowers. You can also add pots with lush plants on your porch.
Paint The Door
Another way to freshen up the exterior of your home is to paint your front door. Consider a bright pop of color or go classic, depending on what sells in your neighborhood. Popular colors for doors include black, bright white, red, or blue.
Pressure Wash Exterior
You want to make sure the exterior of your house is clean and bright. Use a pressure washer to clean siding, decks, porches, and driveways. This will make your home look brand new without spending much money at all.
Virtual Renovation and Staging
An affordable way to showcase your home and remodel on a budget is by using virtual renovation or virtual staging. Our process can update empty rooms to create photo-realistic décor that gives prospective buyers insight into the various looks your property can achieve inside and out.
Contact our team at Square Foot Productions to learn more.