If you’re planning to sell your home, whether immediately or in a few years, it’s important to spruce it up so you can get the maximum bang for your buck. Below, you’ll find seven simple improvements you can make to increase your home’s value and entice more buyers.
1. Get it Inspected
You spend a lot of time inside your home, but there are still areas that you don’t see often that are prone to damage. Inspectors focus on these areas and find problems when they’re still small, such as a minor leak in the roof or a crack in a pipe. If left unchecked, however, these issues can cause major problems down the line and cost you a fortune to fix. Creating a safe space for someone to call home will make you a more trustworthy seller, increase the value of the home, and save you a lot of stress down the road.
2. Add a Dash of Paint
If your walls have outdated wallpaper or just need some touching up, add a fresh coat of paint. Painting is a small change that makes a big difference in your home’s interior and exterior appearance. Remember, when choosing paint colors, you should choose a shade that will appeal to the masses. Neutrals are always a safe choice.
3. Add Curb Appeal
If you don’t have immediate plans to sell your home and you’re simply planning for the future, consider planting a few trees in the yard. A property with foliage is instantly more appealing than a bare lot. Take landscaping a step further by landscaping lights, shrubs, and plants in front of the house and/or along the driveway.
4. Add Small Luxuries
Replace your faucet fixtures with new, modern ones. This is an easy project, and you can find a great selection at local home improvement and hardware stores, or online.
Install an under-the-sink water filtration system. This upgrade not only provides cleaner water, but it also saves money. You (or future owners) won’t have to spend money and harm the environment by constantly buying bottled water from the store.
Switch out the thermostat. If you have an older thermostat, upgrade to a new, smart thermostat that can be controlled from a smartphone. Small upgrades like these stand out in a big way to potential buyers.
5. Get Rid of the Carpet
Over time, the carpet can start to look old and dirty even if you do your best to keep it clean. Carpets are a magnet for dust and allergens, and it’s almost impossible to keep them smelling fresh over the years. If you’ve had your carpets for a while, consider ripping them up and replacing them with tile, laminate, or wood floors. Not only are these flooring options easier to keep clean, but they’re more appealing than carpet to the majority of buyers.
6. Replace Light Fixtures
Light fixtures are the perfect way to make a bathroom or living room space feel luxurious. Old fixtures can make a space feel outdated, dark, and unimpressive. Replacing them with sleek, modern versions is the perfect way to make your home feel upgraded and elegant.
7. Make Every Inch Count
If you have a smaller home, you’ll want to make it appear bigger. Square footage is a deciding factor for many buyers, but a smaller home that appears larger will still attract attention.
How do you make your space feel bigger? Open it up. Take out a wall to create an open-concept living space. Let the sunlight in, position your furniture so that the space feels wide and accessible, remove clutter, and add mirrors. Mirrors instantly make a room feel grander simply by reflecting the space back at you. It’s a trick of the eyes, but it’s a proven one that’s been trusted for years.
Another way to make your space bigger, as well as function better, is to add an addition such as a master bedroom suite or garage.
When people think about upgrading their home— whether to enjoy themselves or to attract buyers when they’re ready to sell — they often get overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. These seven improvements will make a big impression and increase the valley and comfort of your home.
When you’re ready to renovate, give the remodeling experts at Trinty Homes AZ a call. Check our portfolio to be inspired by viewing more of our completed projects. You can count on Trinity Homes AZ to help you reimagine your home!