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Looking to Sell Your Home? Don't Skip These Vital Upgrades

Written by Posted On Friday, 23 August 2019 12:46
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Selling a home can be worrisome. Figuring out the best way to get a return on your investment is tricky. Experts agree, however, that visuals are what sell. So, look for the latest trends in remodeling and interior design magazines to help guide your decisions. But, only use staple pieces that make sense. If you’re looking to sell your home and want to make the most cost-effective upgrades, consider the following.

 

Master Bathroom

Bathrooms and kitchens are the two spaces where people spend the majority of their time. Having these areas of the home look old-fashioned or outdated is the top reason why a house won’t sell. If a total remodel is out of the question for budgetary reasons, there are still plenty of mini-projects that can elevate the space.

 

Revitalize the ensuite bathroom by installing new fixtures to the cabinet fronts, add a new toilet, or replace the bathroom vanity.

 

Windows

Windows are one of the first things people see when they visit your home. Therefore, selecting the right type of window for your home is vital. Have a variety of styles throughout to keep the place looking interesting. Only using one type of window can make your design choices seem outdated and uninspired.

Of course, style shouldn’t be the only reason to get new windows. If you have started noticing a draft, or the windows stick when you try to open them, these are signs that they need to be replaced.

 

If your windows have begun to collect mold or mildew, it might also be time to commit to a replacement project.

 

If you plan to replace your moldy old windows then look for an installation company that stands behind its products and offers warranties for their services. Also, installing high-quality windows will reduce your carbon footprint, which is a great selling point in today’s market, and allows you to save on energy bills in the meantime.


Doors

There are plenty of options to consider when deciding to upgrade doors. Wooden doors are the most common type, but they are not the most durable. Over time, the sun and the natural elements will take a toll on the wood. Direct sunlight will cause a weathering of the material and moisture trapped in the door will cause it to rot.

 

On the other hand, fiberglass composite and steel doors are designed to withstand severe weather conditions. On average, steel doors are the least expensive and the most durable. They won’t crack, can’t rot, and any indents can be repaired.


Kitchen

Nothing sells a home like an updated kitchen. Stainless steel is the norm in today’s real estate market, and energy-efficient appliances are always a good idea. You should start there.


Next, be realistic about the condition of your cabinets. Do they need to be replaced, or can they be repaired? Cabinet refacing is a smart alternative if you have a small budget, and it still provides a dramatic change to the room.

 

Marble countertops have been a favourite among homeowners for some time now, possibly due to its luxurious appearance. However, if you are looking to sell your home, marble may not be the best option. Looks aside, marble countertops are porous, which means they can get stained more easily than other options.

 

Also, they are not as durable as other materials, which means that scratches and nicks are likely to occur. A potential buyer that spends a lot of time in the kitchen will notice these details.

 

If you’re looking to sell, consider these upgrades to get the most of your renovation dollar.

 

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