Make These Home Improvements Before Putting Your House on the Market

Posted on: 25 March 2016

If you are planning on selling your home soon, there are a few things to do first to get it ready. This includes making certain home improvements, which will increase the home's value and make it more attractive to potential homebuyers.

Upgrade Your Kitchen

One of the best places in your house to make improvements is the kitchen. The kitchen is one of the most used rooms of any house and remodeling it can really entice a lot of homebuyers. You don't need an entirely new kitchen, but think of small ways you can make big improvements. For example, you might just want to paint the cabinets and replace the hardware, or install a new sink with a brand new faucet. Some bigger improvements of course make an impact, like installing brand new countertops or upgrading all of the kitchen appliances.

Install New Flooring

A home improvement to consider for the house in general is installing new flooring. Consider the flooring options you have in each room of your home and if they are in good condition or if they are high in demand. For example, the laminate flooring in your kitchen or bathroom might be a little outdated, so it could use some upgrading. IF your carpeting is a little stained or worn, now is a good time to replace it. If you have a little bit of a bigger budget, you can go high-end, such as with hardwood flooring, or choosing marble or granite flooring for certain areas of your home. Choose plush carpeting in the bedrooms as well. For more information, contact companies like Parquetry Flooring Co Pty Ltd. 

Increase the Storage Capacity

It is also a good idea to add better storage inside the home and in the garage of the home. This will give people a reason to take notice of your house. For example, if you have stairs, you can mention that you have added custom, built-in storage underneath the stairs. This is great for people who want to store extra kitchen items, Christmas decorations, or craft supplies there. You can also add some storage in the garage or basement with built-in wall units or have custom-made closet storage systems installed.

Have New Plumbing Fixtures Installed

In your bathroom, you can upgrade the space by adding new plumbing fixtures. For example, if you have a shower and tub combo unit, consider converting to a deep, soaking tub and a separate shower. If there is limited space, you can at least install a new shower and bathtub combination, or get rid of the bathtub entirely and just have a large standing shower. Install a new sink, vanity, and toilet as well.


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