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If you’re thinking about selling your home, you may be stressed out about some of the things you need to do to get it ready to show. Renovations don’t have to cost you a fortune! Here are some updates that will have the greatest impact and minimize what you have to spend.
- Give your kitchen some attention – Kitchens can make or break the sale of your home. For many people, attention to a few key areas can help detract from the negatives and highlight\ the positives. For under $500, you can paint your cabinets! Use white for a classic yet updated look – and add hardware. You’ll be surprised how much impact these two changes can have in an outdated space. Finish it off with a new sink faucet that can be swapped out for under $100.
- Bring in the light – One of the most important things you can do to prepare your home for sale is to fi ll it with natural light. That means opening drapes and pulling blinds for showings, and making sure your windows are clean behind them! If your home doesn’t have a lot of natural light, consider the use of mirrors to help bounce whatever light there is around. Painting lighter colors can also keep the space light and airy! Adding new light fixtures to replace anything that is outdated or builder grade can help give the home a modern feel for very little financial output. Hanging pendants over an island or peninsula captures one of the hottest trends in lighting today and won’t cost a fortune.
- Refresh the bedrooms – Making sure the bedrooms have just the right amount of furniture – not too much, not too little – is key. Remove unnecessary pieces to highlight the space and add key pieces like nightstands in a master (if you don’t currently have them) to highlight function. You can usually get a pair for under $30. Accent them with a lamp and a book or stylish accessory and no one will know they cost less than dinner. Don’t forget to add a new comforter for another modern touch.
- Create some architectural interest – Crown molding can make a room look elegant and is also one of the features that can impress a picky buyer. Having a pro come in to install it can get expensive, but if you can use a saw and are somewhat good at math, you can do it yourself. Creating interest in a space that needs it doesn’t have to involve power tools. Peel-and-stick wallpaper is great for dressing up a wall without the hassle of working with paste.
- Create some curb appeal – Some of the most important things to do in the front of your house won’t cost you a thing outside of elbow grease: mow, rake, and clean up. Lay down a new layer of mulch, which will cost you a couple bucks per bag, and plant some fresh flowers or bring some flowerpots close to the door. If your front door has seen better days, a fresh coat of paint will keep buyers from wondering what else needs work on the inside.
- Throw some accessories at it – You may not have a lot of money to make big changes to your home, but you can make it look freshened up with a little smart staging. Make sure furniture arrangements in living spaces make sense. It truly costs you nothing to move stuff around or store an extra-large chair that’s taking up too much space in the garage while the home is for sale. Some fresh flowers, a few throw pillows, an inexpensive new rug to anchor the seating area, and maybe a few modern knickknacks scattered around can make the space feel inviting.
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