With summer on its way, you may be starting to think about selling your home. High rising house prices are sure to give a huge boost in your home’s value and with some easy, low cost renovations you can get even more bang for your buck.
First Impressions count
Simple things like plants and a quick paint job can make a difference. The first thing a potential buyer will see is your front entrance so consider giving it a facelift. Plants outside your front door or painting your front gate will really help with the curb appeal of your property.
It’s really important that each room in your home looks great. If you have the resources, consider getting your home staged but if staging isn’t an option make sure to keep every room clean and decluttered. Potential buyers want to be able to see the room at its full potential and be able to imagine themselves living there. Dedicate some time to clean up your home before allowing viewings. Not only will this improve the appearance of your home but it’ll also save you time when it comes to the actual move.
Making the most of your space
Allow as much natural light into a room as possible. Natural light will give the impression of the room looking larger and it’ll make the space more inviting. Open up curtains and blinds and if your room doesn’t get much light introduce some mirrors. Keep in mind, colours will also make an impact. Smaller rooms look bigger with lighter wall colours such as white, grey or beige, while larger rooms allow you to be more adventurous with colours and patterns.
Update the kitchen
You must have already heard that investing in your kitchen is worth it. And it’s true. Figures from the Appraisal Institute of Canada show that kitchen renovations are likely to increase the value of your home and you’ll recover between 75 to 100 percent of the renovation cost. Understandably, a whole new kitchen renovation may not be feasible but a re-vamp will certainly help. Updating fixtures, paint and lighting can leave your space looking updated and modern.
You may be surprised at what a difference these small changes will make to a potential buyer and they will certainly speed up the selling process.