Making upgrades to your home is a great way to increase the speed of a sale. The great news is that many upgrades are fairly affordable to make, and not too expensive to do. Some of them don’t even require a contractor.
It’s as simple as ordering construction supplies, and getting to work. However, depending on your skill level, some projects may be less feasible than others. Whether you choose to DIY or hire someone else, here are some simple upgrades that will significantly increase the chances of your home selling faster.
Paint Your Door
It may sound simple, however, your front door says a lot about your curb appeal. Experts say that painting your front door a color that pops can make a substantial difference in how fast it sells. Whether you choose to replace the door altogether or paint it yourself, a fresh splash of color can catch buyers’ eyes and encourage them to check out what’s inside.
Update Your Fixtures and Hardware
Updating your fixtures can give the impression that you’ve done a remodel when in fact all you’ve done is made a few small affordable changes. Whether you’re replacing your cabinets or even your faucet handles, small updates can be incredibly effective.
Obviously, the more dramatic updates you can make the better, however, not everyone has the budget to be able to completely replace a countertop. You should also consider switching up your lighting fixtures. An old and outdated fixture can make a home look much less appealing, whereas a modern one can be a great statement piece, and make a world of difference in how modern your home seems.
Knock Down Walls
Opening your home up can make your home feel a lot bigger and much cozier overall. When your home flows from one space to the next, it’s much more inviting, and appealing to potential buyers.
If you have to choose between updating your hardware and opening up rooms, consider opting for the latter. Knocking down walls can make your home feel large, and is often very appreciated by an architectural eye.
Rip Out Carpets
Carpets are a thing of the past. If you haven’t yet, rip up your carpet and see what’s lurking underneath. You might be surprised to find that there could be beautiful hardwood under there that you didn’t even know you had.
Whatever you do, make sure that you get rid of the carpet and replace it with either hardwood or even linoleum. People are much more inclined to choose floors like these over carpets since they’re not only much more hygienic but also easier to clean and maintain.
Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
If your walls could use a little love, you might want to consider adding a fresh coat of paint. You might be surprised to find that even a single accent wall could breathe fresh new life into your home giving it a much greater chance of a fast purchase.
When choosing colors, ideally you should choose something lighter. Darker colors can make a home feel more claustrophobic and less spacious overall.