Taking on weekend projects over time to spruce the place up so when it’s time to sell, you have a completely updated property that’ll end up selling itself!
1. Repaint Your Kitchen Cabinets
When it comes to an investment in your home, the kitchen is one of the best places to start. Buyers expect kitchens to be updated. Stone countertops, stainless appliances and sleek flooring, make a space feel modern. However, these changes require time and money. That’s why you can tackle it in bits and start first with your cabinets. Instead, spend a weekend repainting them a more neutral color. Finish the project off with new metallic knobs and pulls to complete the modernized look.
2. Crown Molding
Most homes have roughly the same ceiling heights, but there’s a little trick to make yours look bigger — crown molding. Yes, that trim at the top of your painted walls will draw eyes upward, making the room appear airier than it may be. You might not be able to install molding throughout your entire home over a single weekend, but you can certainly tackle the project on a room-by-room such as the kitchen, bathrooms, the master bedroom and family room. Crown molding adds a bit of detail, a feeling of luxury that’ll certainly add to the bottom line.
3. Repaint Your Front Door and Curb Appeal
First impressions matter! What buyers see when they first drive by your home is tremendously important. Your home’s focal point is the front door. One-coat of premium exterior house paint pays off in time and effort saved, because there’s no priming. All of this will catch the eye of potential buyers. As for sprucing up your front yard, simply adding a path of pavers to your front yard or sprucing up your flowerbeds with colorful blooms will make a welcoming statement.
Bathrooms have a big effect on buyers. They expect clean, modern updates, just like in the kitchen. Overhauling your powder room is an easy weekend task that might require small swaps, such as a new modern light fixture over the vanity or a new vanity altogether. Your full bathrooms will require a bit more attention if you want them to be up to date such as light fixtures, painted or new cabinets, hardware, tile, countertops. You don’t have to dish out a ton of money to have someone else re-tile a wall or backsplash in your bathroom.
Contact me, Caron Koteles to show you how to get the most out of your house!