Home upgrades to sell your home


How to Make Your Home Stand Out for Less


If you want to sell your home, you may consider some design upgrades. After all, a fresh coat of paint or hardware can significantly affect how potential buyers view your home. But before you start spending money, it's essential to consider what will help you sell your house. Here are a few clever design upgrades to help you get the most out of your property.


What is it about a home that catches a buyer's eye? What makes a home "feel right"? When two homes are comparable, why will one edge the other out?


The difference is in the details. Small little touches will give a home a significant edge in the market. Below is a list of a few clever design upgrades that will provide your home with an overall feeling that it is of higher quality than the competition:


  • Custom Home Address: A custom home address plaque is a commonly overlooked upgrade by homeowners. It is an affordable killer upgrade that will add curb appeal to the home. For between $50 and $100, create the plaque to include the home's numbers and the street name spelled out. Use Pinterest to research the design that will best fit your home.  
  • Upgrade Light Switch Plates: Freshen up each room in the house by splurging a few extra bucks to swap out old switch plates. Upgrading dirty, chipped, or cheap-looking switches are a fantastic way to spruce up the look of your home. In the bathroom and kitchen, match the color of your new switch plates to the tile.  
  • New Cabinet and Drawer Hardware: Modern drawer handles work wonders in rejuvenating tired or outdated cabinets. Concentrate first on the kitchen because it is the home's central location, then look for options to upgrade the bathroom.  
  • Paint the Front Door: The front door is the first thing buyers will see. Create a welcoming environment with some extra plants, and add a fresh look by painting the front door.  
  • Dimmers in Major Rooms: Create a bright and warm environment with lighting. Utilize natural lighting by opening your blinds and updating light fixtures. A simple solution is increasing the wattage in your lamps and fixtures. On the other hand, adding dimmer switches in major rooms creates a little sense of luxury. If you're looking to install the dimmers yourself, Home Depot has a quick tutorial. Click here to view their YouTube Video.   
  • Neutral Paints: Bold paint colors can throw off potential buyers. Instead, freshen up the design of your home by sticking with light neutral wall colors. Light colors add freshness and style. 
  • Crown molding: Tasteful crown molding can make a plain room feel high-quality. The key is adding molding, which doesn't seem flashy or inappropriate given the room's size and decor. Better Homes and Gardens has a great tutorial on How To Transform a Room with Crown Molding.


You might not be able to quantify the exact return these clever upgrades will net you, but you can bet they will help your home stand out from sellers who won't take the time to make some simple changes. Remember, success is in the details!


If you are looking to sell your home, consider giving it a little refresh with these clever upgrades. These small changes can significantly impact the market and help get your house sold fast. If you want more advice or want to talk about selling your home, don't hesitate to call me – I would be happy to chat with you!


John Gorden

(928) 308-0101