Weekend Warrior: Simple Home Improvements you can Tackle in a Weekend

Selling your home is a bit of an art these days. Gone are the days of the real estate boom when all we needed to do to sell a home was to slap a “for sale” sign up in the front yard. Instead, buyers are more particular, mainly because there is an influx of homes on the market. In other words, if your home isn’t well kept and updated, the house next door probably is.

The bottom line is that homebuyers these days want turn-key homes; homes that they can settle into without much repair or updating. Aside from the obvious rule of performing all home repairs before listing your Helotes’ homefor sale, there are a number of things you can tackle in a weekend to make your home more desirable to homebuyers. So, what are you waiting for, weekend warrior? Roll up those sleeves and get started today!

  • After you have given each room in your Helotes’ home a fresh coat of neutral paint, consider adding decorative moldings. Molding is inexpensive, yet when installed it can turn any ordinary room into a very attractive one. Also, consider adding a chair rail and picture frame molding to your dining room to make it stand out. Don’t forget to trim all doors and windows, as well!
  • Refinish the cabinets – If you have good, wooden cabinets that are simply a bit outdated, take them down and refinish them. A crisp coat of white paint, along with new hardware, is all you may need to give your kitchen an instant facelift.
  • Tear up any old, outdated, worn or damaged flooring and replace it with new flooring. The flooring of today is varied and attractive, and can be quite inexpensive. Head to your local home improvement center and check out the latest vinyl tile flooring options; vinyl floors of today are inexpensive and easy to install!
  • Get your hands dirty and clean up the yard. If your home’s first impression is less than desirable then it’s probably time to dig in and clean up your yard. Weed and mulch the beds, add colorful annuals and freshen up the front door with a coat of paint. Consider replacing your old mailbox with a new one, replace an old light post with a more modern one and add new hardware to your front door.
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The biggest things that homebuyers notice in the Austin area these days are curb-appeal, kitchens, and flooring.

Most of our home buyers across all price ranges want either tile or hardwood floors in the living areas, and updated or spacious kitchens.

Posted by Team Ensor on Saturday, February 27th, 2010 at 1:53am

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