We understand that the process of upgrading and placing your home on the market is frightening. You need to look over every part of the house so you can figure out what’s worth improving to increase value. Luckily, we took the time to cover the things in your home worth upgrading before selling.
Whether you’re considering painting a door or you want to redo a wall, it all comes down to what color you go with. Even though the wall is your canvas, it can actually make or break your home’s value. Simply put, if you go with white walls, your home value barely budges, but if you go with a neutral color, you can see your home value increase by $4,000 or more.
Pro tip: If you don’t want to hire a professional painting service, consider painting the walls or doors yourself. You only need a five-gallon bucket of your selected color and a paintbrush. Ask for a professional’s opinion to start.
If you don’t want potential buyers thinking your landscaping is an eyesore, you might want to start fixing it up. By adding simple plants, a plant bed, and a fresh coat of wood chips or sod to your soil, you can see a dramatic increase between $500 and $3,000. The landscaping is a crucial first impression for home buyers.
Pro tip: If you’re willing to get your hands dirty, consider doing the landscaping yourself. All you need to do is rake up any dead weeds or leaves, then add bright annual flowers to give the outside some depth.
If you have rooms with multiple types of flooring, you should consider replacing the flooring in all of the rooms. By updating each room, you’re helping the home feel new again. To get started, we recommend choosing faux wood or natural wood floors over carpeting since carpeting traps dirt and can lead to allergies. However, if you insist on getting carpeting, we recommend going with a neutral tone.
Pro tip: If you don’t want to go to a big retailer, smaller companies allow you to select the material type and customize it. If any rooms have discolored wood, consider placing throw rugs down to help cover them up.
Update the Bathroom
For the bathroom update, you don’t need a big budget. All you need is to select the areas you want to update the most, then go in for the kill. Consider countertops, tiling, cabinets, and new sink and tub fixtures for a list of things to update.
Pro tip: If the tile’s dated, consider placing grout lines to help freshen the wall up. Also, reglaze the tub for a cheaper option than installing a new one.
Every part of your home deserves an upgrade, but these are by far the best things in your home worth upgrading before selling. Before bringing up the option of selling your home, look around and see what can be replaced and upgraded.