Has the time come for you to sell your apartment? If it has, it would be a good idea to find a way to sell that apartment fast and to sell it for the best possible price. The only way to do that is to remodel and upgrade its current state. Do not fear, you do not have to invest tons of your time, energy, and money in order to do that. Quite the contrary – some of the simplest and the cheapest home improvements can be the most effective. The most important thing is to focus on the improvements that increase the value of your home, rather than decrease it (yes, those exist too!). We are here to help you out with that. Keep on reading as we will share with you some low-cost improvements to make before selling your apartment.
Spruce up the Kitchen
First things first – the kitchen. We can all agree that the kitchen is one of the most important areas in all homes. If it is outdated and worn out, there is no doubt that the overall price of your home will decrease. Thus, do everything in your power to upgrade your kitchen. Modernize it. There are many modern kitchen ideas out there, so give it your best. However, if your budget does not allow you to remodel your entire kitchen, that is, to replace the cabinets, countertops, and appliances, you can turn to those budget-friendly solutions. For instance, you can repaint the cabinets, walls, and even floors and thus freshen everything up. You can also add new hardware – new handles always make a huge difference. Stage your kitchen well and you will have no problems selling your apartment fast and sell it for more money.
And, Spruce up the Bathroom
Besides the kitchen, the bathroom is another area in your apartment that will make or break your sale. Most buyers are not interested in buying an apartment that has an unfinished bathroom, or a bathroom that is in a terrible state. Thus, spruce up that bathroom of yours! You do not have to spend a fortune to make everything look nice. Even a thorough clean will do the trick! Use a mixture of salt and lemons to clean each surface in your bathroom (especially the tiles and grouting). Doing this will not cost you a thing and it will make your bathroom shiny and smelling fresh. Make sure to also fix any leaks you may have too! Moreover, do not forget that staging is a crucial part of the process of selling your home. So, before the potential buyers come, add some plants, air fresheners, candles, nice-looking towels, bath mats, etc. in there.
Repaint the Walls
Repainting all the walls in your apartment is one of the easiest renovations you can do. Doing this will completely change the look of your home – it will make it look new and fresh. And the best part is that doing this is really inexpensive. So, what are you waiting for? Cover your furniture and your floors with plastic wrap or with some old newspaper, and start painting everything. Our advice is to go for neutral colors. This is important for two reasons. First, neutral colors go well with everything. Secondly, neutral colors allow potential buyers to envision themselves living there. Thus, go with colors like white or beige. If you really do want to use some bright or even dark colors on your walls, be careful. Do not paint the entire room in just one over those too bright or too dark colors, instead, paint just one wall and make sure it matches with the overall vibe of the room. This way you will create an accent wall.
Depersonalize Your Apartment
Maybe one of the most inexpensive improvements to make before selling your apartment is depersonalizing it. Buyers do not want to see you and your life in that apartment – they want to see themselves. And, doing that is hard when they are surrounded by your personal things. So, you know what to do! Call your SOS Moving and start packing early! Pack all your personal things. Those are the things like your photos, travel souvenirs, clothes and shoes, jewelry, food from your kitchen cabinets, cosmetics from your bathroom, etc. In short, pack everything that would remind other people of you. Do not forget to remove any items you have in your storage areas around your apartment too! Just try to declutter and downsize as much you can! But, leave the books, the pictures, candles, etc., as these always help with staging and improve the look of any room.
Give Your Floors Some Love
Last but certainly not the least inexpensive thing you can do in order to improve the look of your apartment before selling it, is give your floors some love. If you have carpets that are in a bad shape (stained and smelly), our advice is to get rid of them. Trying to clean them thoroughly will cost you time and money, and at the end of the day, they will still look outdated and just bad. Thus, get rid of the carpets and focus on your floors. There are many great flooring ideas for your home nowadays – you can replace, repaint, or just refinish them. If the first option is not something that your budget would allow, go for the other two. Wooden floors can be easily refinished and thus completely changed. And, floors made of other materials, like bamboo, plastic, vinyl, etc., can be easily repainted. None of these floor renovation ideas will cost you much but they will transform your entire apartment and increase its value.
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