When it comes time to sell your home it is going to be important for you to make sure you get your investment back out of the home and there are numerous things that you can do to help increase your asking price. One of the best ways is to perform some upgrades. Generally speaking most people say that one of the best things you can do is to evaluate your kitchens and baths.
Having a good looking, clean and modern kitchen may be able to not only get what you want but what you may have not expected. Having that extra appeal is very important in areas where the housing market hasn’t fared well. Don’t think that you need to spend a ton of money to get big results. There are numerous small changes that can be made that will bring a kitchen up to speed. Putting a fresh coat of paint up can be a good start. If you have a light kitchen, consider painting an accent wall in your kitchen. If you think generally your kitchen is too dark, use a lighter color to open it up. Replacing old counter tops might sound expensive when using a quality material such as granite but, this can be negated by using granite tile instead of a single solid slap and still have a fantastic look.
Including some under counter lighting can help illuminate your kitchen which is another good step: Replacing light fixtures. Light fixtures can get very expensive but remember that your new owners may decide to change this anyways. What you are looking to do is inexpensively lighting your kitchen.
When it comes to the bathroom it might be prudent for you to paint as well. If your shower is old and worn putting a new tub or enclosure might seem expensive but really it can be one of the best ways to help sell someone on a bathroom. While doing so consider replacing aging plumbing fixtures, it can save a lot of money doing it now and doing so may be a selling point for a potential buyer.