You probably know a loose railing or broken tiles need to be fixed before selling your home. However, there are also cosmetic upgrades that can help increase your chances of a sale. You may want to make the following cosmetic upgrades before your open house.
Fresh Coat of Paint
It is no secret that paint can fade and chip over time, but you can avoid a worn-out look by covering your walls in a fresh coat of paint. If you like to paint your walls in fun colors, such as blue or green, you want to repaint them in a neutral shade. While some fun shades can also be soothing or cheerful, a neutral shade is the safest way to appeal to all buyers.
Clean Stained Carpets
If you have carpet flooring, you want to make sure it looks as good as new for your buyers. You can use a steam cleaner to remove stains, but you do not want to use it if there are any pet odors. In that case, use cleaners that remove pet odors and your vacuum cleaner. If you are worried about making your carpet worse, consider hiring a professional carpet cleaning service.
Replace Your Hardware
Another idea is to replace the hardware in your kitchen and bathroom, such as your cabinet and drawer pulls, faucets and light fixtures. There are several reasons why you may want to upgrade your hardware, starting with old pieces that are unsightly or worn-out. Another reason is you have hardware that is out of style, as many buyers are going to want modern features in their homes.
It is not too difficult or expensive to make some cosmetic upgrades, and you want to make these upgrades for the same reason you boost your curb appeal… to make a good impression on your potential buyers.deborah flōden