Updating our homes has become a very important factor in selling most peoples biggest asset and it is no different here in Leawood, Prairie Village, Lenexa and Overland Park Ks. I get the question all the time what updates will increase the value to my home?
Here is a list of ten cost effective fixes that will increase value to your home.
1-Freshen up the kitchen! Matching appliances that can really cook attract buyers. As well as putting in granite and changing knobs & hinges in the kitchen. Fresh bouquet of flowers always brings a homey feel.
2-Beautify the bathroom with a new toilet seat, new towels and beautiful soaps. Tile the bathroom floor if you can spend the extra cash.
3-Storage-Declutter and add a cabinet for a pantry in the kitchen, linens in the bathroom or extra closet space in a bedroom
4-Watch Your Step- If your carpets in good shape have it professionally cleaned. If your debating about carpet vs hardwoods think seriously about investing in the hardwoods that can be warmed with area rugs.
5-Make sure your roof has been inspected if you've had a hail storm within the last two years. Nothing is worse than the surprise that your roof has hail damage and you missed the time to file an insurance claim.
6-Get a mechanical inspection. Make sure your wiring is up to date and your furnace and airconditioning are in good working order.
7-Consider curb appeal. Make sure to mow your yard, remulch and trim your trees and bushes. Add a splash of color with flowers by the entrance of the home.
8-Paint your front door and make sure your lock is in working order for a positive first impresssion.
9-Declutter and clean your garage adding simple shelving and painting the floor with epoxy does wonders for resale.
10- A fresh coat of paint with updated colors creates a wonderful smell and newness to the home.
So Johnson County Kansans have fun!Plan to do some of these things while your living in your home so it doesn't seem so overwhelming and costly when you go to sell. Call me and let me know what updates have worked for you!