There’s a lot to do when preparing to sell your home, and some improvements to make it easier to sell might be on the list. When you need to get your home looking its best but don’t have a lot of extra cash to spend on it, try a few of these simple tricks that will help sell your home faster without breaking the bank.
Cleaner Is Better
If you can’t afford to replace the carpets in your home to make it look better, consider vacuuming them instead. Carpets that have seen better days can look much better when they have been steam cleaned. May companies offer deals on carpet cleaning, or you can rent a machine and do it yourself. As a bonus, clean carpets make the home smell nicer as well.
Cleaning the outside of the house really adds to curb appeal. Rent a pressure washer for the day and clean the driveway and outside walls. Patios and decks can benefit from pressure washing as well. It will leave concrete and wood looking like new and get rid of cobwebs and dust on the house.
Change Small Details
If you can’t afford to put in new cabinets, make them look fresh with new hardware. Simply adding new handles to cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom can really improve their appearance and add a more modern touch.
New windows might be out of the question, but a quick coat of paint on the frames and windowsills can really brighten up old windows and make them look new again. If you don’t have time or money to paint the entire exterior of your home, try painting just the front door. It will create a bright, welcoming accent.
Cover Old Furniture
Staging your home for sale is expensive, and difficult when you are still living there and also on a budget. Instead of replacing furniture, buy slipcovers to make them look new. Colorful throws and pillows can change the look of the room as well and make buyers see it in a different light.
Scratched up tables can benefit from the same treatment as a couch. Use a tablecloth for the dining room table and place lace doilies or colorful placemats as an option to cover a coffee table or end tables.
Simple touches can really change the way a buyer sees your home and help you to sell it quickly. They don’t have to be expensive; you can change the look of your home easily at a small cost.
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