Home Upgrades That Home Buyers Look for
Before placing your house on the market, it’s a good idea to assess it for potential upgrades. Some upgrades are worth the investment as you may be able to recoup their cost and enhance the marketability of the house. In some cases, you might even be required to make these upgrades in order to complete a sale. If you are planning to move in the next year or so, consider making these value-based upgrades.
Minor Bathroom Upgrades
If you blanch at the thought of a complete bathroom remodel, remember that even small upgrades can make a big difference. For instance, you don’t have to pull out the old tub. We can re-glaze it so it looks like new, a upgrade that is apt to run you between $300 and $400, a cost you can easily build into your home’s asking price. If the wall coverings of the bathroom appear dated, we can remove them and simply apply fresh paint to give the space a refreshing new look.
Minor Kitchen Upgrades
Similarly, you may not have to do a complete redo on your kitchen to produce effective results. An up-to-date kitchen is a priority for many home buyers, so you might simply consider replacing cabinetry for a modern look. Other small changes that can make a big difference visually include changing lighting fixtures, the sink and faucet, flooring, and countertops. If you do decide to perform a major upgrade, discuss your plans with us so we can help you locate the best prices for materials.
Front Porch Facelift
Potential home buyers will see the front exterior of your home first, so it’s important to create a positive impression. Painting porch rails, updating the outdoor lighting features, and installing a new mailbox are small changes that can greatly improve the look of the porch. It may also be worth your while to install a new security door that features a look that will complement the home’s exterior. Other changes that will positively affect the look of your home include freshly painted shutters, installation of hooks for hanging plants, and repairs to the sidewalk or porch steps if they are needed.
Many homebuyers like the idea of a fireplace, but one that appears dated can actually detract from décor. We can update your fireplace to transform it into the focal piece of your living room, den, or master bedroom. In addition, a fireplace makeover can be an affordable upgrade with a cost you can easily recoup at the time of the sale. We can also help you select a new mantelpiece for your updated fireplace that complements the look of your setting.
Keep these upgrades and updates in mind as you contemplate putting your home on the market. We can help you assess your space and recommend budget-friendly updates that are sure to enhance your home’s sale. We can also help you find the best deals on materials in order to keep your remodeling costs as low as possible. Contact us to find out more.