Keeping your home in top-notch shape is important for resale value and getting ahead of any potential substantial repairs or maintenance jobs before they arise. Not to mention, it sure makes coming home every day even more enjoyable, when everything is sparkling and in prime shape. The spring and early summer is an excellent time to do a deep clean of your home and take care of maintenance jobs.
Here are three things you can do this time of year to take care of your biggest investment - your home!
One of the simplest and most cost-effective improvements is painting. Freshly painted rooms look clean and updated — and that spells value to potential homebuyers. When selecting paint colours, keep in mind that neutrals appeal to the greatest number of people and keep in line with today's design trends. On average, your paint for one room might cost around $50, but leave room in your budget for rollers, painter's tape, drop cloths and brushes. Pro tip? Choose a dry, warm stretch of days to do your paint job - after all, no one has time to watch paint dry!
Replace old light fixtures
Functional and decorative light fixtures can be low-cost to replace, yet can make such an impact! They can change the overall look and feel of your home, making a lasting and positive impression on potential buyers. It's a simple fix to make your home feel all the more modern! Furthermore, replacing old fixtures with new ones to make your home more enjoyable for you now and to increase the bottom line should you decide to sell it.
Kitchen and bathroom updates can equal big returns
A great room to update for less than $1,000 is the bathroom. The two rooms that benefit most in resale from even small renovations are the kitchen and bathroom. One cost-effective change — like replacing an outdated vanity, lighting fixtures or adding a new tile floor will bring more bang for your buck.
One of the biggest tips we can give you? Take stock of your home’s current state! Do a walk-through of your home and make a list of all the little things that are broken or in need of repair. Staying on top of maintenance now is a great preventative measure against potential problems down the road, should you decide to sell your home.
If you are interested or planning on selling your home, contact the Dave Team a call for a free home evaluation.