There comes a time when you will decide to sell your home. Of course, you want to get the best price you
can for it. As a professional InteriorDesigner in Bergen County, I am often called upon by clients and
real estate agents to figure out what the most important upgrades are needed. Here
are a few of my suggestions:
#1. The Entry
They say a person makes up his/her mind about your house in
the first 30 seconds of walking in the door.
The door—it is a very important element. It needs to be substantial and give the
impression that it provides security
for the home. Changing a door is not a
big investment but can mean a lot.
statement-making fixture not only brightens up the space but indicates the
level of quality that lies beyond. The
correct proportions and style are
#2. The Smaller Bathroom
This bathroom is often on the second floor and in some
cases it has a tired, older vanity.
Rather than replacing the vanity, a white, cast-iron pedestal sink or two gives the space a
bigger, fresh, more up-to-date feeling.
If you want to add more practicality, make sure to install some shelves
for the items you would usually put on the vanity.
#3. The Kitchen
If you don’t want to go all in and the cabinetry is in good
shape, a pretty good investment would be to paint the kitchen cabinets. DO NOT TRY
THIS YOURSELF! It will look it and prospective
buyers will know it. You need to hire a pro who knows what to do and how
to do it!
Another good investment which upgrades the house but isn’t
a great deal of money is to replace door
knobs, handles and knobs all over the house.
The trend today is brushed nickel
or bronze. This will elevate an older home and modernize
#5. Inside and Out
important. A fresh coat of the correct colors of paint can make rooms look larger. Fixing nail pops and cracks in the walls
shows that the home is in tip top shape.
Buyers want move in ready conditions.
Every market is different so fixing up and putting your
best foot forward brings you a faster and better return when you are selling.