If you’re looking to sell your home, remodeling can be one way to attract buyers. Remodeling using neutral colors and timeless design is particularly essential to a quick sale if your home is currently decorated in a very bold, niche style. Remodeling an outdated kitchen or bathroom, or finishing your basement are some high value projects that could make a big difference in selling your home, but there’s still plenty to be done if you don’t have as much time or money to invest. Below, we’ve put together a list of some of the top tasks for remodeling to sell your home.

Replace Tile

Kitchen and bathroom tile can get old and unappealing if it hasn’t been replaced in a while. Simply changing out your tile for something new can alter the whole look of the room, add a fresh new gleam and leave you kitchen or bathroom looking sparkling and new.

If you love the way your current tiles look and you’re not sure you want to go ahead and replace it, replacing the grouting between tiles can also clean up a room with minimal effort.

modern bathtub in refinished bathroom

Perfect Your Home with Paint

A fresh coat of paint can make a huge difference to any room. Painting over garish tones in neutral colors will help buyers see the potential of your home and prevent personal preferences from having a disproportionate impact on their decision making.


Add Crown Molding

Crown molding can add a touch of sophistication to your home. It’s also fairly simple to add for someone experienced in DIY. A little unexpected elegance here and there can subtly change how your home is perceived by potential buyers.

Replace Cabinet Pulls and Knobs

Sometimes home beauty is all in the detail. Adding new cabinet pulls or knobs is a great solution for those that love to focus on the details of design.

Similarly, upgrading your bath fixtures with new brushed brass or other timeless materials can make a huge difference to the look and feel of the room.


Give Attention to Flooring

If your carpet is old, stained or worn, clean, fluffy new carpet can make a huge difference to a room. Pulling up your carpet and staining the wood below is also a popular upgrade, particularly in rooms where carpet is unnecessary. Ensure the floor below the carpet is of good enough quality to make this an improvement, before you begin. Already have beautiful hardwood floors? Adding a new coat of stain can spruce them up.

sitting room in front of wine cellar in finished basement

Add a Patio

If adding a patio area is a possibility for you, this can be a real selling point, enabling your potential buyers to imagine a lifestyle of outdoor dining and socializing if they move in to your home. This is a particularly enticing consideration if you’re looking to sell in the spring, summer or fall months.


Remodeling to Sell: Make a Great First Impression

The outside of your home is the first thing buyers see. The first few moments of a home viewing are key to your potential buyer’s perception of the home overall. If you don’t have time to craft the perfect garden, simply add some flower-filled hanging baskets and manicured shrubs. Painting the outside of your home is a bigger project that might also be worth your time.

single family home with wooden garage doors

Ready to upgrade your home for a sale, or perfect a new home you just bought? Reliable Home Improvement can help you figure out what you want and need to create a design tailored to you.

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