How to upgrade your home for sale without spending a lot of money
When it comes time to sell your property buyers are looking for perfection. In this day and age buyers don’t want a lot of projects when they first move into a home so giving them the updates and upgrades there looking for and to compete with model homes, sellers need to create a living environment that’s move-in ready. Here are some basic upgrades that you can consider doing to your home on a smaller budget.
Little touches really make a difference in things such as under cabinet lighting in the kitchen can really set the stage for a beautiful look. It can be fairly easy to install on your own but if you want to leave it to the pro-it’s about $150 on average to install this under cabinet lighting.
Also while you’re in the kitchen it might be time to update the kitchen cabinets and door hardware. An entire kitchen remodel may be out of your budget but simple touches such as modern hardware and handles on cabinets and drawers can really highlight to the kitchen as a whole. Handles and hardware are between $4 and$10 per handle depending on the finish.
Install a kitchen backsplash. This is another feature that can really set off the kitchen. Beautiful backslashes and tile coverings can come in a variety of colors and designs and you may be looking as little as $1-$2 per square foot.
Add crown molding to major rooms such as the living room, dining room, or family room. This can really set off the area by looking more luxurious than it really is. Beautiful crown molding can easily be installed by a do-it-yourselfer and the cost is anywhere from $200 to about $400.
New paint on the trim or and shutters to the windows. This is also something that can easily be done when it comes to painting trim unless you have extremely high or steep roofs. Just touching up the trim can add a striking appeal to the home and shutters on either side of the window is a small touch that really adds appeal to the home. You might also consider repainting your front door in striking color contrast to the home.
Replace bathroom fixtures. While a new toilet may not be in the budget simple things like an updated faucet, showerhead, or even toilet paper holders can really add charm and appeal to bathrooms.
Just replacing a few little things, fixing minor repairs, and updating hardware can really add a lot of appeal for buyers. For more details or for specifics on your San Ramon or Tr-Valley home, call me today and let’s see how we can make your home stand out to buyers.