What affordable home improvements to make before I sell my home

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Published: 14/04/2016   Last Updated: 14/04/2016  
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If you are looking to sell your home, it makes sense to carry out a number of improvements around your home. The only problem is that many people believe you need a lot of money to carry out home improvements. This is not the case and this guide will provide you with a number of affordable home improvements to make before you sell your home.

Improve your kitchen
If you have a large amount of money to spend on your home, installing a new kitchen makes a lot of sense. However, if you don’t have that sort of money, there are still ways in which you can brighten up your kitchen and give it a fresh new look. The kitchen is important when presenting a property and you’ll find that a minimal outlay will allow you to:

• Change your old lighting fixtures for energy efficient bulbs or fixtures
• Replace taps and faucets
• Add new door handles

Obviously there is a lot to be said for cleaning your kitchen as well as you can, which should be the starting point in improving your home, but once it is looking as good as new, add some new features to accentuate what your kitchen has to offer.

There is also a lot to be said for making your appliances look new. Again, a deep clean can make a difference but you’ll also find that ordering new panels or doors can provide an affordable way to make your kitchen stand out.

Buff up the bathroom
After the kitchen, the bathroom is the next room for improvements or upgrades, and again, there are affordable ways to improve your home. Small steps like a new toilet seat can make a difference and if your tiles are looking grubby or worn, you can apply vinyl tiles or sheet vinyl to freshen up the look of the bathroom.

Add more storage
Space is vital when presenting a property and people are always on the lookout for storage solutions. If you can provide stylish, effective and suitable storage solutions, you’ll find that your home appears bigger and it will be a lot more attractive to any potential buyer.
Spend some money on making sure the basics are right
While you don’t want to spend too much money, hiring an electrician or plumber to check your existing elements and to carry out repairs and improvements will be money well spent. If you don’t know what you are doing, don’t mess about with plumbing and electrical work. Many buyers believe that if the electrical elements are in good condition, the home has been well looked after but if there are loose wires or leaks, the home may not have been cared for in the manner that it could.
In order to create the best possible impression, spending a small amount of money on hiring a professional to take care of these aspects will be a sensible investment.

Other steps you can take to improve your home in an affordable manner include:

• Using rugs to brighten up your floor
• Make your garden brighter
• Paint the outside of your home
• Carry out repair work inside and outside of the home

Preparing to sell your home and move to a new home can be an expensive time but there are ways to present and sell your property without spending too much money.

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