If you're trying to sell your home. You don't need to give it an extreme makeover. Spending as little as $2-thousand dollars on your kitchen or bathroom can boost a home's sale price by $5-thousand. So here are a few simple projects you can do to make your home look great and sell faster. We found these in Money Magazine.
- First: fix up your front door. Real estate agents say the front door is the first thing people see when they're looking at a house. So, at the very least, add a fresh coat of paint. If paint can't save your dying door, then it's probably time to get a new one. The ones that'll attract potential buyer are heavy and have a window.
- Next: focus on the kitchen. It'll add more value to your home than any other renovation. Experts say installing new faucets and replacing the tiles around your sink can make your kitchen look clean and modern. If you don't have a lot of money, use ceramic tiles around the sinks. They look the best, and cost the least.
The next project: add lights to the outside of your house. Installing outdoor lamps to the exterior walls of your house near the front and back doors makes your house appear safer.
You can also install lights around your front yard near trees and walkways. Landscapers say subtle lights make your yard look bigger.
- And the final project to make your home more appealing to buyers: reface your cabinets. Cabinets are one of the most expensive kitchen features to replace. They account for about half the cost of a complete kitchen renovation. But you can make your cabinets look brand new by simply refacing them. This means the doors of your cabinets are removed and a layer of pre-finished wood is applied. Or at the very least sand the doors, repaint them and add new handles. These are cheap things you can do but they'll pay off big time when you sell your house.