Home renos

The Best Renos to Do for Resale

Keeping your renovation budget down when you are planning to sell your home is extremely important. Sometimes you have to bite the bullet and change up a few things, so how do you do that without breaking the bank?

Cleaning

A thorough cleaning can make a remarkable difference to how your home shows. Make sure you scrub from baseboards up to the crown mouldings. Those errant spider webs are sure to catch someone’s eye, and that is not what you want potential buyers to be captivated by. This is something that doesn’t have to cost a penny more than your time and basic supplies you likely already have around the house.

Carpets

Make sure your carpets are clean and fresh. It is surprising how affordable new carpeting can be if your present ones are too off-putting. Most of the do-it-yourself stores have a service available where they install new carpeting in a very short period of time.

Paint

You may love that deep red accent wall in your living room, but it won’t appeal to everybody. The last thing you want is for your fabulous home to be struck off of someone’s list because they didn’t think they could live with the paint colour. A fresh coat of neutral paint will take care of that issue. It will lighten up your room and allow potential buyers to focus on the positives in your home.

Kitchen

A fairly easy update to a kitchen is the door pulls. Your local do-it-yourself hardware stores have a wide variety of door handles and knobs in any number of finishes. Most cupboards have standard sizes, and that makes it very easy to swap out older models for something fresh and new.

Is your kitchen faucet a little worse for the wear? If some elbow grease doesn’t bring back that almost-new shine, perhaps a new faucet will go a long way to updating your kitchen.

Appliances should be clean and sparkling. Potential buyers will open the dishwasher and the oven. Make sure they are not assaulted by a spillage or bad scent from last night’s pizza.

Bathrooms

Make sure that the grout and caulking are clean and that the fixture sparkle. New faucets and even towel bars will make a big difference to the pickiest of potential buyers.

Declutter

While not technically a renovation, a clean and decluttered home will help buyers envision their belongings in your home.

Taking care of the small items shows your potential buyers that you value your home, and this will pay off when the time comes to sell your home. Consult with your real estate agent for further advice on how to update your home for resale without breaking the bank.