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How to renovate your home to sell

| Jul 19, 2018 | Firm News

Moving to a new home is exciting. It is a big step and the start of a new chapter. However, you still have to think about selling your current home and it might need some upgrades to be marketable.

There are steps you can take to get the most out of the sale of your home. Here are a few renovations you can make to your home that can increase its value.

Kitchen

The kitchen is generally the most central part of the home and the room many people pay the most attention to. There are a few different changes you can make to this essential part of your home that will increase the appeal.

  • Change the paint – a fresh coat of paint can make a room look updated and almost like new
  • Open up the space – if your kitchen is tight and confined, taking down a wall or removing excess cabinets will make it look more open and appealing

Yard

Landscaping is another aspect of your home that buyers are likely to notice. The yard makes a first impression so its aesthetic appeal is important. Simple updates to the yard can help the value of your home overall.

  • Care for your lawn – fertilizer and some fresh grass seed can make the yard look nice and green
  • Walkways – a stone walk way can add value to your home and make it look more polished

Energy

Energy-efficient homes are becoming more in demand. There are some small changes you can make to your home to make it run cost-efficiently and save energy.

  • Reinsulate the walls – this keeps heating bills down
  • Replace windows – there are now new, energy-efficient windows that can also save money

You want to get the best value for your home. Making some of these changes can increase its value and give you a head start in a new chapter.

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