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Four simple home improvements to consider pre-sale

Sarah Duquette

By Sarah Duquette

The housing market has reached an all-time high in many cities making it a great time for homeowners to consider selling. If you’re thinking of getting on the bandwagon, you’re surely looking to maximize your return. Have a look at these smart pre-sale renovation tips to boost your home’s value and attract the right potential buyers.

Change up the paint colors

One of the quickest and easiest ways to spruce up a room is to paint the walls. Avoid bright colors and stick to a neutral palette that is less distracting to potential buyers. Whites, off-whites, greys, and beiges are best and work with almost any furniture and décor. A fresh coat of paint is a cost-effective way to change the design of a room and helps potential buyers visualize what their own furniture will look like in the space.

Clear out clutter

A messy home is a deterrent to a potential buyer. Clean up and clear out everything that you don’t use daily. If necessary, rent a storage unit to temporarily hide all the things you want to keep. Consider donating what you no longer need or selling the items online. Remove personal items like photos and portraits, and décor items that may not appeal to the style preferences of potential buyers. The more neutral the space, the easier it is for buyers to envision themselves making it their own.

Upgrade the kitchen

We spend a lot of time in the kitchen so it’s important that it’s both functional and beautiful. Upgrading your kitchen including replacing leaky faucets, outdated cabinet hardware and old light fixtures with more modern styles will help increase your home’s worth. If you have the means, consider replacing appliances with energy-efficient models.

Add a bathroom

Adding an additional bathroom, especially if your home currently only has one, is a great way to realize an immediate rise in your home’s value. Look for underused space like closets or the area under the stairs to renovate. Whatever your renovation needs, the range of above-the-floor products available from Saniflo are water-efficient, cost-effective solutions for installing a full bath, half-bath or powder room. For example, the SANICOMPACT is a small, all-in-one toilet and pump unit that can be easily installed in one day without breaking the concrete and is ideal for a half bathroom. Or, consider the SANITOP, a quiet macerating pump system that’s ideal for installing a toilet and sink in small spaces.

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