Do you find yourself in a catch-22 situation when it comes to selling your house? Although you need to sell it for the highest price possible, you know that it needs home renovation first. You also need to stick to a budget. Fortunately, home improvement does not need to cost a lot when you also have moving expenses to consider. Window Depot recommends focusing on the three renovations described in this blog.
Home Renovation #1: Upgrade the Kitchen
As any real estate agent will confirm, home buyers consider the kitchen to be the most important room in the house. However, renovating the entire kitchen is rarely a good investment for home sellers. According to the website House Logic, the average cost of a full kitchen upgrade is $65,000. The website also states that people recoup less than two-thirds of that cost when selling their home.
Giving your kitchen a fresh look can be much less expensive and time-consuming than you think. If your only purpose in updating your kitchen is to attract more buyers, focus on just the high-impact areas. Common examples include:
Install new appliances
Paint wood cabinets
Home Renovation #2: Make Sure the Lawn Looks Inviting and Attractive
This one is especially important since prospective buyers see the lawn before they see the inside of the house. The last thing you want is for a patchy, brown lawn full of weeds to turn buyers away. Renovating your lawn is also an inexpensive project that typically provides a full return on investment. Just keep in mind that you will need to do more than mow the lawn and trim the hedges to attract buyers.
We recommend hiring a professional lawn care service to eliminate weeds and fertilize your grass before listing your house for sale. The average cost is around $400. You can expect to pay more in high cost-of-living areas or if your lawn needs significant work. Your investment could add as much as $1,000 to your selling price.
Home Renovation #3: Consider Replacing the Windows
Buyers who want to move into a home without spending money on reservations might hesitate if they have concerns about the windows. We recommend replacing the windows of your home before selling it in these situations:
Lack of UV protection is common with older windows. The result is a home that is too hot in the summer despite the homeowner running the air conditioning.
The windows produce a cold draft and are not as energy-efficient as they could be. Inefficiency usually occurs over time due to the house settling with age.
When existing windows obviously need repair. Typical examples include broken latches, springs, or locks and ripped window screens.
How Can We Help with Your Home Remodel?
The employees at Window Depot are accustomed to helping home sellers get their property in great shape before listing it. Please contact us with additional questions, shop online, or visit the location nearest you.