8 Inexpensive Ways to Spruce Up Your Home Before Sale

Here are a few ideas for ways you can improve the appearance (and therefore the buyer’s perceived value) of your home without spending much money:

  1. If you have a lot of furniture, consider selling some, or putting some into storage while your home is on the market. This improves the perceived spaciousness of a home.
  2. Extra lighting helps – either some extra lamps, or higher-wattage bulbs in existing light fittings.
  3. Look for inexpensive landscaping options for added street appeal – eg tree bark in gardens, paint the front fence, install a new mailbox, trim trees/shrubs.
  4. Get your house and roof washed – this can brighten paintwork considerably (although a note of caution – avoid high-pressure water cleaning, as it can remove any loose paint and make the result look worse than before!)
  5. Pot plants – buy some nice plants in pots, for both inside and outside the house – they usually improve the appearance of a home, and can be either taken with you or sold afterwards.
  6. Clean paths/driveways, with either a suitable chemical cleaner or a high-pressure water cleaner
  7. Change the interior door handles – often older handles are either unfashionable or have bit of paint on them from past door repainting. New handles can enhance the appearance for a very low cost.
  8. If your bathroom needs a lift, you can replace the towel rails, add some pot plants, buy some nice towels to put on display, etc
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8 Inexpensive Ways to Spruce Up Your Home Before Sale