Getting Your Home Ready to Sell? 6 Valuable Improvements
March 22, 2023
Selling a house is stressful. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to increase your odds of maximizing your value and selling your property quickly. One of the first steps you can take is determining if you need to make improvements to your property.
Although it may vary based on what the market looks like in your area and the current state of your home, when it comes to renovating there are a few overarching guidelines that you can follow to help you decide what upgrades to make.
Materials Matter: When people walk through your home, they’ll notice the quality of the materials used. Porcelain might take a little more out of the pocketbook than ceramic, but it’s also going to hold up better and increase value in the long run.
Don't Forget Small Improvements: Small improvement and upgrades go a long way. Change the knobs on cabinets in kitchens and baths to give them a new look. The same principle applies to handles on doors throughout the house. The door itself doesn’t change much, so the handle can give it a whole new look.
Paint Goes a Long Way: A fresh coat of paint is always a smart move. Adding new paint to your bedroom, living room and kitchen walls can bring new life to otherwise tired rooms. Fresh paint, in fact, is one of the most cost-effective improvements owners can make when selling a home.
Improve Curb Appeal: First impressions are extremely important when it comes time to sell your house. There are the basics, like making sure the lawn is properly manicured. Beyond that, you can take some steps to inexpensively dress things up. It may help to power wash a dirty brick face or breathe new life into an aging deck or patio.
While not every project you decide on will give you a 100% return on investment, strategically selecting several high-quality, functional, and aesthetically cohesive home improvements can increase buyer interest and boost your overall home value. Here are our recommendations for home upgrades to consider when it comes to selling.
Garage Floor Coating
According to a Wall Street Journal survey, only 11% of homeowners say they’re satisfied with the current appearance of their garage. Cracked, stained, and pitted concrete can be an eyesore for future buyers. Concrete coatings aren’t just a solution for garage floor longevity and durability, the end result will visually transform your garage and add value to your home. Our floors are available in a variety of colors and finishes including chip, solid, or metallic systems and custom color options within your chosen finish. Aesthetically, we are able to match any style and make your garage feel like a thoughtful extension of your home.
Custom Garage Storage
Expand the livable space in your garage with custom storage options. Increasing the livable area of your home can be appealing to any new buyer. Together with a Webfoot Design Consultant, you can design a cabinet system that can maximize your square footage, matches the color of your walls, and is the perfect size for your garage.
Add Exterior Coatings
Patio floor colorings and other exterior coating upgrades can help any homeowner create a stunning outdoor area, add curb appeal, and invest in the value of your home. Resurfacing your patio is not only a quick and cost-efficient way to add style to any outdoor space, but also to protect it from the elements. Our expertly formulated polyurea patio coatings penetrate and seal the pores of your concrete, preventing moisture or salt from accumulating inside. In addition, these coatings are easy to install regardless of the season and cure perfectly within 24 hours.
Siding Repair and Replacement
The outside of your home creates a first impression of the entire household. It’s not only an issue of curb appeal-- your home’s siding is important because it protects the integrity and durability of your home’s frame, walls, and consequently, your roof. If your siding is damaged or has deep gouges and missing pieces, it may be time for repairs or a complete overhaul. Don’t wait to take care of it! Great siding is an investment in protecting your home now, and in the future.
According to the 2021 Cost vs. Value Report from Remodeling magazine, a deck addition is a top home improvement. A composite deck, which can cost on average around $22,426, will recoup about 63% at home sale. A deck gives you an incredible, highly-functional outdoor living space where future homeowners can picture themselves enjoying the great outdoors, basking in the sunshine, and hosting parties…all without leaving behind all the comforts of home. It is the perfect project to take on when considering how to increase your home value.
Interior & Exterior Painting
Investing in high-quality and timeless materials will eventually help the resale value of your home when it’s time to move out. Paint provides dramatic results with little investment. The cost to paint a room is much less than that of other home upgrades, and it's an easy home improvement. If you decide to hire a professional to do the work, expect to pay $3,600 to $6,000 for the interior of an average American house (about 2,400 square feet). Experts agree, fresh paint can add around 1%-3% to a home’s final sale price.
How Webfoot Concrete Coating Can Help
Webfoot is the #1 Rated Concrete Coatings Company in the USA for our premium product and superior installation services. We pride ourselves on our years of experience in the industry and top-rated customer service and communication, but most of all we want to hear from you! Schedule a free quote, and a Coating Specialist will evaluate your surfaces, explore color and texture samples, and give you a clear written estimate. Contact us to schedule today.