Getting ready to sell? Thinking about it? Owning a home for any length of time means taking care of things as needed. And when you’re in the process deciding if it’s the right time to sell, it’s time to take a look around to see if anything needs replaced. Even if you’re not thinking of selling it’s always a good idea to give your home a makeover of sorts. Depending upon your budget, the canvas is all yours. You can do whatever you want from putting in hardwood floors to replacing all the kitchen appliances. That can cost a lot. But there are some things you can do on your own that will freshen up your home that won’t break the bank.
Perhaps the most cost effective improvement you can make is a fresh coat of interior paint. Walls get dirty and dinged and over time can simply be overlooked. But a new coat of paint throughout the home will brighten the area and give it a fresh, clean “just painted” scent.
You don’t have to replace your appliances but you can help make your kitchen sparkle with new cabinet and drawer hardware. It’s cheap, simple and will create a newer look in the kitchen with very little effort.
In the bathrooms, how does the caulking look to you? It doesn’t take very long for grout to get dirty and at some point, a cleaning is needed. Remove the old caulk and lay down some new. Use some caulk cleaner and remove stains. You can go green as well using a combination of peroxide and baking soda for an efficient, easy cleanse.
For carpeted areas, consider a professional steam clean. If the carpet is worn and a professional cleaning doesn’t work, look into new carpet. It’s not as expensive as you might think. If you do have carpet and you’re going to list your home for sale, it’s one of the first things your real estate agent will ask you to do.