12 Cosmetic Upgrades to Sell Your Home Quickly

Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
Head to the home improvement store for a few gallons of a light, neutral paint to appeal to the mass market. Light gray, beige and classic white are all fool-proof picks.

Install New Hardware
Remove any dated or tarnished cabinet pulls and replace them with stylish, nickel or brushed brass hardware to give your kitchen and baths a current and clean look. Stick to hardware with simple or classic lines that complement the architectural style of your home.

Update Light Fixtures and Ceiling Fans
Invest in replacing any dated ceiling fixtures and light fixtures in your home, prioritizing the high traffic areas first.

Add Crown Molding
This traditional, cosmetic update is easy to DIY and has the power to give a space a polished and stable appearance.

Install Subway Tile
Install some crisp, white subway tile to give your kitchen or bath a fresh, uniform look that works with many different design styles. Don’t forget to refresh existing tile by cleaning or touching up worn or stained grout.

Paint the Kitchen Cabinets
Old orange oak cabinets from the early 1990s aren’t so hot in today’s real estate market. Bring your cabinets into the 21st century with a fresh coat of paint. Be sure to stick to fresh, neutral colours like dove gray or a classic white hue to appeal to the masses.

Update Bath Fixtures
Shop for fixtures that have a desirable spa-like quality, and be sure to choose a timeless finish such as nickel or brushed brass.

First Impression Matter
Spend a Saturday in the yard sprucing up your home’s curb appeal. Pick up a new mailbox, a few manicured shrubs and potted flowers to give your home an inviting and elegant appearance.

Create an Attractive Patio
Impress potential buyers in with a simple, DIY paver patio, budget-friendly dining set and some festive string lights. A few potted flowers and a pretty outdoor rug will set the scene for what their life could look like if the buyers purchase your home.

Think Neutral
Preparing a home for the market is all about appealing to the masses. Use a soft, neutral colour to give the people what they want: a blank slate. Soft shades of white, beige and gray are popular picks because they appear fresh and clean. Light, neutral paint colours create the illusion of a larger space.

Focus on Floors
Replace any worn-out or dated flooring throughout your home. A dark-stained hardwood will always be a beautiful choice but there are also many budget-friendly laminate options and carpets that will make a huge impact. Prioritize high-traffic entertaining spaces such as the living room or kitchen when budgeting.

Remove Popcorn Ceiling
If you haven’t already removed the popcorn ceiling, make it a priority before putting your home on the market. Nobody really wants to spend their Saturday afternoon scraping the ceiling, but the removal process is relatively simple and it’s so worth it.

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