Every homeowner experiences a time when their house needs some fixing up, either to make it more marketable or to make it more enjoyable for the homeowner’s everyday living. For many months we have seen and heard about the economy’s decline of home values. If you are getting ready to sell your home, now is definitely the time to make those home improvements so you can benefit from as much of your home sale as possible. Whatever reason you have to fixing up your house, here are some minimal home improvement tips that are considered to be “Do-It-Yourself” projects that will help you get top dollar for your home sale.

Fresh paint will brighten any room plus it will help give the room a clean appearance. By choosing a neutral color you will appeal to most potential homebuyers. If painting multiple rooms, keep the paint scheme in the same family to unify the house. Choosing the right kind of paint is important, too. Matte or flat finishes hide wall imperfections, but glossier finishes will reflect more light. Don’t forget about the trim:  the moldings, doors and window frames also need sprucing up from time to time. While you are undergoing a painting project, complete the job by painting the ceiling. Fresh paint is the least expensive way to maximize the impact on your home. The return on your investment will be truly rewarding.

Consider updating the window treatments throughout the house. This is another inexpensive method to improve the marketability of your home sale. Old plastic horizontal blinds get dirty and can make any room visually unappealing. Updating the window treatments with plantation shutters, wooden blinds or nice draperies will make the house look nice while it is on the market. Making your home appealing to the potential homebuyer will result in you getting top dollar for your home.

Have you heard that it’s the little things that make a big difference?  Updating fixtures throughout the house are just those little things. New switch plates, outlet covers, curtain rods, and doorknobs can really boost the appearance of any room. Also, new decorative cabinet knobs, handles, and drawer pulls will make an old, dated kitchen or bathroom look new. Instead of replacing light fixtures or curtain rods, spray paint them to save money. There are so many varieties of spray paint to choose from. The possibilities are endless!

Installing ceiling fans can reduce heating or air conditioning costs by circulating the air. Just like lighting fixtures, a ceiling fan can add beauty to any room. Today there are so many styles and features to choose from. The fans that are operated by remote control are very popular and convenient to use. Ceiling fans are widely priced which can fit into almost any budget.

These tips are some of the inexpensive ways to improve your home that are easy, but effective. Whether you are staying in your home or are selling it, you can update and refresh your home easily, no matter how skilled you are. 

Your Grand Realty agents want your home sale to be an easy and fun process. We sincerely hope you will call us at (850) 512-1185. We look forward to serving you! 


The Grand Realty Team