Planning to sell your home?
When the time has come put your Needham MA home up for sale, your first question is probably “How much can I sell it for?”. The next one is probably "How do I add value to it?”.
If you are thinking of boosting the value of your home but have a limited budget, there are many things you can do that will yield high returns. You just have to know which home renovations or improvements to do, because some renovations don't pay off.
Top 5 most affordable home improvements
Here are some home improvements that won't break the bank but can easily add thousands of dollars to your home's worth.
An efficient and updated kitchen
Home buyers love a spacious and updated kitchen. Your budget may not allow you to replace all the kitchen appliances, but there are still some things you can do to upgrade the look of the kitchen, making it look nearly new.
Make sure that the kitchen is clean and tidy, and replaced any cracked tiles.
Replace the faucet and change the light fixtures to brighter and more energy efficient ones. This instantly improves the appeal of your kitchen.
If your budget can still be stretched, give your cabinets a makeover. Replacing the cabinetry can be expensive, but you can replicate the look by replacing the door handles, cleaning and sanding over areas with scratches, and giving the cabinets a fresh coat of paint.
Inexpensive bathroom upgrades
Next to the kitchen, bathrooms are the next most visited place in the house by home buyers.
Enhance your bathroom’s appeal by ensuring it is clean.
Replace doorknobs and cabinet handles with new ones.
If you are using frosted glass in the shower, replace it with clear glass.
Update the lighting fixtures. Doing all these things can give your bathroom an updated look without breaking the bank.
Home buyers love homes with open spaces, the seamless blend of living space from the living room to the kitchen.
Remove any non-structural walls that close in the room.
Another way you can create space is by rearranging furniture. Put the heavy objects close to the walls and as far from the entrance as possible.
Clear the clutter.
Remove any unnecessary decorations or furniture. You may not add space to the square footage of your Needham MA home for sale, but you can make it appear larger.
Store or throw away any unneeded furnitures to open up the space, making the home look bigger.
Paint, paint, paint
This is the oldest trick in the book of home improvements because it is effective.
Giving your home a new coat of paint and sticking to neutral colors can do wonders for your home. It gives the impression that your Needham MA home for sale is properly kept and well-maintained.
Enhance your home’s curb appeal.
Never discount the effect of curb appeal to home buyers.
You have probably heard this a million times, but a beautiful lawn, well placed shrubs and a swept walkway gives a great impression. The first impression is important when you want to attract buyers to your Needham MA home for sale.
Cleaning and sprucing up your lawn is not expensive. Adding a window box with colorful flowers enhances the appeal and catches a buyer’s attention.
These minimal home improvements will not cost you much but they can add value to your home’s worth. Remember, your home value is what the buyer thinks your home is worth. Clean, repair, upgrade and stage for results that add value to your home.
Ready to sell your home? Call me, Sheila Moylan, at 781-956-6591. With my expertise and skills, you can be sure your Needham MA home is well taken care of.
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