When people want to sell their home, there are often a few things that need to be done to the home to make other people want to buy it. These things may not be obvious to the owner of the home, especially if it involves things that they have gotten used to over a long period of time. However, potential buyers will notice these things if they are not fixed, and they have the potential to sink a sale.
Here are a few things you can do to increase the value of a home without spending a whole lot of money on it.
Make sure your kitchen looks clean and relatively updated. Consider replacing the kitchen faucet set, cabinet door handles and lighting fixtures to make the place look newer and more sparkling, as well as brighter. You can also reface the cabinets if you have a little extra money to spare doing so. This involves removing the cabinet doors and drawers to refinish the cabinet boxes, then adding new doors and drawers.
Consider ordering new doors or face panels for your kitchen appliances if they dont match. A mix-and-match kitchen may be a pet peeve of someone looking at your house. Some panels, such as the dishwasher panel, are made with this in mind, and are black on one side and white on the other. This means all you may have to do is unscrew the panel and turn it around.
Update your bathroom by getting a new toilet seat and pedestal sink. Also consider replacing the floor with cheap easy-to-apply vinyl tiles, especially if years of use have caused the tiles you have to become discolored. You can also grout the tile of your tub and shower as well as replace any chipped tiles.
Consider expanding the storage capacity in your home by adding do-it-yourself wire and laminate closet systems to make it look like there is more space.
Consider adding an alarm system to your home. Safety and security are important to new home buyers to protect their family. A professional locksmith can help you with this add-on.
Hire an electrician and plumber to look over the services in your home and wrap or fix wires or faulty outlets as well as check for and fix any water leaks. This will leave less work that the buyer sees they have to do when they acquire the house.
Another important thing to update is the carpet, especially if it is worn from years of high traffic. If you do not completely update it, at least get it professionally clean.
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