No matter your spending budget, we at Seaport Real Estate have put together a list of home improvements that will increase your home’s potential resale price. It is easy to get into a rabbit hole of expenses with expansive remodels, so we have honed in on some key features to focus on before visiting the hardware store.
1. Kitchen Upgrades
Kitchens are often seen as the most important room in your home. Full kitchen remodels are a major investment, but there are a few small upgrades you can make that will stand out to buyers. New appliances make a big impact in a kitchens. Consider the finishes in your kitchen. Buyer’s today gravitate towards neutral, fresh materials with a timeless look (such as white or cream cabinets, and white subway tiles). If you budget allows, replacing dated countertop’s with finishes such as quartz which can be worth the time and money.
2. Fresh Paint
It is amazing the difference a fresh coat of paint can make in a room. Stick to neutral, clean colors that leave your spaces feeling bright and open. Repainting your trim and base boards is a quick way to sharpen up the look of the entire home.
Landscaping plays a huge piece in the curb appeal of your home. Even the below average home can look charming with the right landscaping. Spending the time to put in fresh mulch, prune overgrown trees and bushes, and adding some potted plants to your entryway can make all the difference.
Outdated lighting can make an entire home feel dingy and small. With today’s extensive lighting options, you can easily and rather inexpensively update all the lighting in your home to make your spaces feel brighter and cleaner. Replacing mounted ceiling lights with recessed or pendant lighting can make a massive impact to the overall feel of a home.
5. Bathroom Updates
Even if you are not able to complete an entire bathroom renovation, there are a few key details to focus on that will give an outdated bathroom an instant facelift. Consider replacing all outdated hardware, such as faucets, towel bars, and lighting, with high quality pieces. Make sure all grouting is clean (you may want to replace or use a tile pen). Overall, the goal with a bathroom is to create a neutral, clean space that looks up-to-date.