1. A Fresh Coat of Paint

Yellowing, cracked, peeling, or simply awful paint can actually make people run right out of your home, despite the fact that everything else may be nice. A new coat of paint in rooms that haven’t had it in a while will benefit from this simple makeover. Be sure to pick more neutral colours as bold choices can turn people off as well. But the right fresh paint job in the key rooms can actually increase your home’s value, and you can often do it inside of a single day.

2. Hardware

Door handles, light fixtures, faucets. All of these things can help tie a room together and make older appliances seem new again. If you can’t afford to fully replace something like a bathroom sink, a beautiful and crisp new faucet can do a similar job with a lot less investment in both time and money. Give your home a quick once-over and see what pieces can go, what can stay, and what could probably look better if replaced. Switch out the old for the new as your budget allows and watch your home’s value increase ever so slightly.

3. Cut the Clutter

Clutter makes rooms look smaller and smaller homes are worth less. This is not a hard science by any stretch, but it can be seen in many home sales. To make your home and its individual rooms look bigger, start cleaning things out that you no longer need. Once you have, either throw them out entirely or send them to storage. A home that’s free of clutter and looks clean will sell faster, and often for more money than a dirty or cluttered mess.

There are plenty of simple, single-day projects that you can do to get your home looking its absolute best. Be sure to have a budget for improvements before you start making changes. That way, the things you choose to do will help your home and you.

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Listing information last updated on May 27th, 2022 at 10:32am CDT.