Selling a home can be exciting: but listing an unfinished home can leave you receiving far less money than you deserve. Instead, consider updating the home in small ways that can add up to a huge payout.
These are some of the best remodeling ideas that will help you sell your home!
We all want brand new-looking windows, but we don’t always necessarily need to replace them. If your windows are still in good condition, and you want to make sure they look great when you list your home: consider a window sash replacement! Your window sash is the part of your window that allows it to move up and down. These can quickly yellow or look rough over time, so replacing them can allow your whole window to look fresh and new.
Although you can definitely replace the entire window if you feel the need to, it’s not always necessary: and this step can save you some money, allowing for a higher return on investment.
What’s the master bathroom of the home look like? If it’s not gorgeous, it’s time to make it gorgeous. Put in the work to create a bathroom where buyers will picture themselves luxuriating and enjoying the soothing atmosphere. You can do this by adding a larger tub if there’s room, repainting, and replacing fixtures with more stylish ones. Remember to use materials that can handle a large amount of moisture in the air.
Water is one of the most corrosive materials on Earth, so it’s vital that you don’t allow too much of it to come into contact with your home. One of the best ways to do this is to complete a trench drain install. These trenches divert water away from your home, pulling it to a better area off of your property that won’t leave it damaged and at risk of flooding.
If you’re not sure where to lead it to, check your local property lines and make sure you’re not diverting it into a neighbor’s lawn.
Our driveway is our first and last point of contact with our homes: don’t allow this to come stained. Instead, look into how to remove oil stains from driveways. You can do this by using cat litter and chemical cleaners or any other absorbent material and a power washer. These will get the oil up and out and will allow you to deep clean the driveway without damaging it.
If you want to take it further while you’re renting a power washer, take the time to powerwash any brick or stone on the exterior of your home. You can power wash siding, but it’s vital that you aim the nozzle downwards when you do to ensure that you don’t spray upwards into your insulation and damage your home.
If your home sits on a lot of nothing but grass, you’re going to struggle to find people who feel inspired by that lawn. Lawn work is the cheapest way to add value and interest to your home while demanding you put in extra time and work. To add intrigue with plants, add flower beds at least six inches away from your home’s exterior walls and add features like shrubberies and flowering bushes. If you live in a climate that doesn’t allow for these: use plants that are native to your area instead.
The interior of your home needs to flow naturally and feel like it’s unified without having to try too hard. One of the best ways to do this is to find the best stain for interior wood and allow your home to match thoroughly. It’s okay if there are one or two variances, but you should try for one main texture or stain.
If you’re touching up your interior’s stain, take the time to remove previous stains or paint, sand it down, and prep the area correctly. This will allow the color to be applied in the smoothest way possible.
More people are looking for outdoor spaces for lounging than ever before. Thanks to so many people feeling cramped and stuck inside from 2020 to 2021; countless house hunters are looking for private outdoor areas where they can sit, enjoy the company of loved ones, and get in some fresh air.
To do this, you can either lay down a concrete slab porch, create a gorgeous brick patio, or even build a deck if you can get the supplies for cheap enough while not wavering on quality. Make this a space where people will be excited to live.
Whether you’re selling your first home or you’re flipping a property and want to get the most out of it: consider these updates! Not only will they get more buyers in the door, but they’ll also inspire higher payments!
– Sam Willis