Upgrading your Vancouver Home on a Budget
However, you might not have a lot of money to invest or you might have time to spend on any major home renovation projects.
Depending on the budget and time you can manage, there are actually a lot of things that you can do to spruce up your home before you put it out on the market. And, the best thing is that you can do so without having to spend a big wad of cash.
Here are some tips to upgrade your Vancouver home on an economical budget.
Nothing Beats a Fresh Coat of Paint
A fresh coat is one of the most effective means and an affordable economical investment you can use to make your house more appealing for viewing. This project is for those who are handy and comfortable using a roller and paintbrush. Professional house painters can be a bit pricey so you can save a bundle if you do it yourself.
A paint job should not just be limited to the interior of the home but you should also take a critical look at the exterior of the home. Why? Because when they talk about curb appeal, the first impression that a prospective buyer has of your home is when they first step out their car.
Painting the exterior trim, a wooden door, window frames or adding some fresh stain to wood siding or deck can make a very positive impression and put buyers into the right mindset.
By adding a neutral paint scheme to the interior walls, you get the opportunity to not only brighten the home but also to make your home more of a showcase. Painting gives you the opportunity to cover up any obvious imperfections, scrapes and dints in the walls. It’s a worthwhile investment.
Add New Fixtures
You would be surprised how a few new fixtures can sparkle up a home, especially in the kitchen and bathrooms. You could also start by taking a look at your light fixtures throughout the home. They may be look dated, worn or maybe they simply don’t provide adequate or are too bright for a particular room.
Then, there are the sinks and faucets in your bathroom and kitchen. Have they lost their sparkle, or are they scratched, dull or look tacky? New faucets don’t have to be very expensive but there are some snazzy new gadgets out there that have conservation and other regulatory features built in.
Adding new faucets, replacing the toilet bowl, adding some light fixtures, dimmer switches, or even something as simple as replacing your towel rack can add a whole new dimension and look to key rooms in your home.
Make your Home Clean and Tidy
This might sound too obvious even to bother with but if you don’t put a bit of elbow grease into cleaning and tidying up your home, storing away needless clutter around the home and in your closets, then it can reduce your chance of making a quick sale.
Prospective buyers do not want to see cobwebs, dust bunnies, mould stains, chipped paint or greasy windows. The more you can make your home more of a showcase, both inside and out then the easier it will be to sell it and move on.
Taking care of the little details doesn’t have to be expensive and just by being carefully selective you can easily upgrade your home.