Small Home Improvements, Big Results

If you’re selling your home, you can make small improvements to increase your home’s appeal.

Your home’s front entrance is crucial to first impressions. Add a new steel door or paint your existing door with a trendy new color. Round out the look with a new welcome mat, new house numbers, a freshly painted mailbox, and planters of fresh greenery or flowers.

Regular exposure to dirt, dust, spills, and high foot traffic makes wood and carpeted floors look dull, dirty, and distressed. Polish your hardwood flooring when you list your home. Weekly vacuuming can pick up topical dirt from your carpets, but it takes professional equipment and cleaning solutions to remove stains, pet odors, allergens, dust mites, and deeply embedded dirt. Your carpets will look new and last longer, too.

Crown molding and trim can transform a room, and it’s available already painted or you can paint it yourself. Replace switch plates with modern ceramic material. For small spaces, add decorative or modular shelving to an unused wall. Cut out drywall to make a recessed display for books or collectibles to eliminate tabletop clutter and make your home appear larger.