5 Home Improvements to Help Sell Your Home

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Dennis Nottingham
August 25, 2020
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In this article, we are bringing you 5 ways to help improve the interior and exterior of your home to help it sell. You’ll want to bookmark this one!

  1. Landscaping
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Landscaping plays a vital role in the aesthetic of a home by providing onlookers a chance to see if the home is well-kept, therefore providing an opportunity for viewers to visualize the inside of the home.

Various ways to look after the land include the use of grass treatments for a lush green turf, keeping the lawn cut, and removing pesky weeds. You also want to ensure you keep fresh mulch around your plant beds. This is especially important to replace when the mulch starts to look dry and lacks luster.

Find organic mulch that will provide optimal nutrition for the plants. Be sure to keep your plants and grass watered, bushes cut and plants well-looked after.

  1. Refresh the Exterior
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Extend refreshing your lawn to the rest of the home’s exterior. The outside of a home serves as the window to the inside; it acts as the first impression. If the outside of the home is not properly groomed, onlookers won’t have the best first impression of the interior or the homeowners.

First impressions are often lasting impressions, so it is vital to make the first a good one. Some key areas to attend to when sprucing up the exterior include power washing the sides of the home and garage door, and ensuring the windows are clean and clear. These are key areas of the home that will aid in making or breaking a potential offer. 

  1. Spruce Up the Kitchen
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The kitchen is the heart of the home. When attempting to sell a home, ensuring this area is well-looked after and updated is vital.

It is important to take a look at your kitchen and pinpoint what could be refreshed, added, or changed, in order to ensure this area of the home is looking its best. Some spots include the cabinets, countertops, flooring and appliances.

Do you spot any surface wear such as cracks or chipped paint? If any of these sound alarms, it is in the homeowners best interest to fix each one. This doesn’t have to be anything that will break the bank, as some things just need a good clean and buff as a form of restoration.

Another element that would add to the aesthetic of the kitchen would be adding some decor. Great items to add into the kitchen as decor include decorative bowls or plates (with or without fruit), jars filled with dry goods, trays, plants, etc. These items add a great touch to the home and will further enhance the aesthetic of that space. 

  1. Clean and Buff Your Flooring
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Giving the floor a good clean will make all the difference! Pick up the appropriate cleaner for the material of your flooring and give it a good clean.

If you are able to, buff the flooring to give it a beautiful shine. Not only will you create clean and polished floors, you will also invite a nice scent into these spaces. Be sure to choose a scent that will captivate potential home buyers!

Choose a cleaner with essential oils included in the ingredients list. Popular essential oil scents include: lemon, frankincense, lavender and rosemary.

  1. Paint the Home Earth & Neutral Tones
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As we’ve mentioned in previous articles, earth and neutral tones look stunning in any home. They are able to fit most aesthetics and also play a vital role in open houses.

In open houses, earth and neutral tones act as a blank canvas for potential homebuyers to work with. These tones allow them to paint their new lives inside this space.

Earth and neutral tones create a sense of calmness inside a space, an element that is deeply rooted in nature. Using these shades will make you feel more at home in this space in comparison to harsh bright colors such as red or orange.

Earth and neutral tones include shades such as olive greens, chocolate browns and cool mustards. They work well in a variety of areas around the home including living rooms and/or bedrooms.

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