Now that spring is here and summer is near, now is a great time to invest in renovating your home, especially if you’re thinking of selling your home in the coming months. While home renovation projects are frequently associated with hiring contractors and other professionals to handle the projects, there are still plenty of things you can do on your own. If you’re not sure what you can do on your own, the tips below will help you get started.
Declutter your space
Clearing out the junk from your home doesn’t have to be difficult. You only need rolls of heavy-duty garbage bags, two large bins that are marked “keep” or “donate”, and a dust mask which is very helpful for closets and dealing with lots of clothes that haven’t been worn in a while.
After getting these supplies, you can get started with decluttering your home, which is simply a matter of going room by room and putting items you want to keep in the “keep” bag, and stuff that you don’t really need in the “donate” bin. For example, items such as tchotchkes (souvenirs, photos, frames, etc) can generally be set aside for donations. Most homeowners keep them in the bedroom where they clutter bureaus and nightstands.
Another area of your home to focus on is the kitchen. Here, you can focus on donating infrequently used cooking tools such as pots, pans, dishes, or glassware. You can also get rid of older appliances and replace them with all-in-one devices that serve multiple purposes, which helps free up counter space and makes your home look more modern.
Change the color scheme of your home
Painting your home is a simple but effective way to change the atmosphere of your space because it livens up a room, cleans up scuffs and spatters, and even neutralizes bad smells. By using a neutral color scheme such as tones like light beige and gray, you’ll give prospective buyers the impression that you’re always in touch with current trends as neutral colors tend to stand the test of time.
Install smart home features that buyers love
If you have thermostats and appliances that are from the 90’s or early 2000’s, now is a great time to upgrade to more modern technology. Smart thermostats have recently surged in popularity because they allow homeowners to control their home’s temperature from near and far, resulting in more efficient energy usage.
Other popular smart devices that will catch the attention of prospective buyers include smart door locks and wireless security cameras. Smart door locks are popular because they enable homeowners to easily let guests inside remotely, and also provide temporary keys for guests. Security cameras have also become increasingly popular due to their affordability.
Another way to sell your home fast
If you’re looking to quickly sell your home without investing too much into renovations, you can sell your home for cash. Although it’s an effective way to make a quick profit, most homeowners can get much more by selling a home via traditional methods. Ultimately, however, a real estate agent can help you make an informed decision on how best to sell your home.