By Kara Masterson
One of the biggest things that you can do to sell your home is make it stand out, and that can be done by upgrading your home. Here are a few home improvement projects that will give your house a facelift before you put it on the market:
Update Your Cabinets
It can be expensive to replace your cabinets, so instead, give them a makeover. Regardless of where they are in your house, they could always benefit from a fresh coat of paint or updated cabinet handles. Add more shelving inside if the space allows it or do the opposite and take away shelving to make room for bigger objects.
Paint Your Front Door
Due to harsh outdoor elements, the color of your front door is going to fade and the paint will peel over time. This means it might be time to give your front door a fresh touch up. By painting your front door, you can refresh your home's front-facing exterior and increase curb appeal. There are thousands of options to choose from, so you may want to try out paint samples before committing to a color.
Potential buyers want to make sure they have enough room for everything when they move in. That is why it's important for you to add storage to your home. There are several ways you can add storage. For example, you can put shelves in a blank space or you can add a long vanity to your bathroom.
Upgrade Kitchen Appliances and Countertops
If there's only one area of your home that you can afford to splurge on, choose the kitchen. This is one of the main areas that prospective buyers will pay attention to when they view your home. Installing new appliances will not only look better but also be more energy efficient, which will attract more buyers.
You can also install new countertops, choosing from a variety of materials like marble, limestone or granite. An upgraded countertop will make your kitchen stand out and better fit the color scheme of the space. It also wouldn’t hurt to install new lighting in your kitchen. Upgrading to more modern appliances also helps save money by saving energy.
Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from Utah. She enjoys playing tennis and spending time with her family. If you are in the market for limestone, Masterson recommends working with the Stone & Tile Centre.