March 04, 2020 at 1:33pm | Kelsey Saldana

One of the biggest questions we get is what improvement projects will help when it comes time to sell? You might be tempted to remodel your whole kitchen, tear down walls, or make extreme changes to your home to make it more attractive to buyers, but GOOD NEWS…you don’t have to! Below we listed a range of home renovations you can do that will make your investment worth it!

Updating the knobs, handles, and even hinges in the bathroom and kitchen can make your home feel updated and fresh with little effort. You will see about a 102% return on investment on this simple fix.


The caulk around your sinks, shower, and counters may seem unnoticeable, you’d be surprised what $5 and some elbow grease can do to a room.


Of course when you have a showing you make sure little Johnny has his toys put away, but is your home really as clean and organized as it could be? Decluttering your home, freshening up the bathrooms, cleaning BOTH SIDES of the windows, and even removing bulky window treatment help your home to feel light and airy.


You might be shocked to hear that even adjusting your furniture layout can make a difference in the eyes of the buyer. If you have a room in your house that you call the office/playroom/guest room - pick one! If you want it to be an office, truly make it an office. Something as simple as reorganizing the layout of a room reduces confusion to buyers.


You’ve probably heard this one before, but that’s because it’s true! Paint can make a night and day difference in a home. When repainting, be sure to pick light neutral tones, nothing too crazy. Overall this makes the home feel bright and clean and appeals to the maximum number of buyers.


If you have hardwood floors that are in rough shape, I would absolutely spend the money before listing to have your floors refinished. You will see a 100% return on investment in this! If you were to put in all new flooring in your home, you would see about a 91% return.


Making sure the exterior of your home is in good condition is key because when buyers walk up to your property, that is the first impression they have of your home! So you want everything to look nice and clean. That could mean fresh mulch, a few potted flowers, mowed lawn, raked leaves, or nicely shoveled snow in the winter.


This last one seems like a big renovation, but can actually be one of the biggest reasons a home doesn’t get sold. If your roof is shot and you are thinking about selling, I would absolutely start looking into this. You would receive about 109% return on your investment for a brand new roof. Imagine if you were the buyer out looking at properties and maybe this home is absolutely gorgeous, but you need a brand new roof. A lot of buyers are going to be turned off by this. If you’re thinking about selling, definitely make sure your roof is in good condition.


There you have it! 8 home renovations that don’t require an entire home makeover and are completely worth your investment. If you have any specific questions about home improvement projects or wondering if it would be worth it or your return on investment, feel free contact me! Or if you have a specific room in your home that you’re struggling with decorating or how to stage it, reach out to me and I’d love to help!


Best wishes,
Kelsey

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