You might have found that you’ve fallen out of love with your home, but your home still needs a little bit of love from you before you try and sell it.
Thankfully, your house doesn’t need to achieve slick (and pricey) showhome status to secure a sale. Spending some money on a few tweaks will help you sell faster and sell nearer to your asking price.
Do you need help in deciding how to spend your renovation budget? We’ve put together this list of the top home improvements on your home before listing it on the market.
A New Kitchen
A kitchen is often one of the first things people look at when searching for a new home. It’s at the heart of family life, and buyers want to see a kitchen that feels spacious, offers plenty of storage, and has a modern, clean design.
However, you don’t have to pay for a complete kitchen refit if you have a tight budget. You can repaint cupboards or add new kitchen worktops for a quick makeover.
A Guest Room
Do you own unused space in your basement or attic? If you have the square footage, you can turn that into an extra family bedroom or even create a guest room with an added ensuite.
Generous sleeping space is a big winner as far as buyers are concerned. It will add value to your property and attract people with larger families and buyers looking to upsize from their current homes.
Ensure you fully furnish these rooms to help buyers see how the space works.
Some buyers love to check our neighborhoods before they look inside a house. But a messy front appearance can put many potential people off your home and reduce the sale price.
So invest in some DIY home improvements by tidying up the front.
A worthwhile purchase is a new front door as it’s excellent for aesthetics and security. And pay for some landscaping of your front garden, including a paved pathway to the front door. Add a few plant pots for a polished finish.
A Modern Bathroom
Are your bathrooms looking a little old? Now is the time to get them refitted so that they wow potential buyers when you put your house on the market.
Perhaps your bathroom suite is still in reasonable condition. In that case, you can save money on a total refit and go for budget renovations instead. For example, why not invest in some designer taps and a new shower attachment?
Some new bathroom tiling and flooring can bring color and style to an old bathroom suite. Check out these service options for a stylish bathroom renovation.
Repaint Your Walls
Walls tend to pick up dirt and dust, and what started as magnolia will eventually turn into a dull and dingy cream after a few years.
Freshly painted walls will bring brightness and a sense of cleanliness to your home. And the best part is that it’s low-cost and quick to do. If you opt to repaint your home, choose neutral colors to appeal to the average buyer.
Home Improvements to Sell Your House Fast
These home improvements will have a massive impact on how easily and quickly you can sell your house. Set aside a generous budget and prioritize those areas that need the most dramatic makeover.
Don’t forget to visit our home life section for other home improvement trends, plus some ideas on putting the finishing touches on your interior.