Updating your kitchen cabinets can work wonders for your home’s sales appeal, and you don’t need to hire a contractor for the makeover.
The experts agree that giving your home a fresh, updated look is a great way to appeal to potential buyers. Completely redesigning or remodeling your home is costly and time-consuming. You don’t have to break your budget to help your home sell. Try making some of these 5 simple changes that make a big impact on potential buyers.
Modernize Kitchen Cabinets and Drawers
While you may not have the budget to replace all of your kitchen cabinets and drawers, you can easily give them a new look by replacing handles and knobs. Clean, modern-style hardware will give even old fashioned cabinets an updated look. Remove one handle and bring it with you to your local hardware store to find perfectly-sized replacement hardware.
Paint Cabinet Doors and Drawers
Remove cabinet doors and drawers and add a few coats of spray paint for an easy new look. Choose a light, neutral color like white or beige. Hand paint the area around the cabinets before reinstalling the doors and drawers. The new paint job will easily freshen up old wooden cabinets without emptying your wallet.
Update Tile Floors
Replace Broken Tiles
If the tiles on your kitchen or bathroom floor are damaged, discolored, or missing, replacing them is an easy way to update the look of your floors. If you’ve recently re-tiled, you most likely have a few extra tiles you can use to replace the old ones. If not, bring a photo of your floor to the hardware store to find the closest match.
Use Vinyl Flooring
To easily re-tile your whole kitchen or bathroom floor, try vinyl flooring, which comes in a roll that you can cut to size and stick right to your floor. Interlocking faux wood vinyl flooring is a quick and easy way to get the look of hardwood flooring without all of the maintenance.
Brighten Up Lighting
Replace Old Fixtures
Update old light fixtures by replacing them with simple globe lights. Get rid of rickety old ceiling fans or dusty chandeliers. Replace sticky light switches or light switch covers for an even quicker fix.
See New Light
In rooms with no overhead lighting, try a hanging lantern. Plug it into a wall socket and add ceiling hooks to keep the cable in place. Add floor and tabletop lamps for extra task lighting.
Add Area Rugs
Quickly cover stained or damaged floors by adding colorful area rugs. Contrary to popular belief, you can place an area rug over carpeting. Use them on threadbare or discolored areas of carpeting. Add area rugs to warped damaged hardwood flooring for an updated look without replacing your floors.
Make these simple changes to give your home a modern, updated look that potential buyers will love, and you can sell your home even on a limited budget.
- Jen Heller Meservey