10 Simple Renovations to Help Your Home Sell at a Higher Price

If you’re going to list your home for sale there are several things you can do to make the home appear new and help improve the sale price to get top dollar.

Fixing holes

Check around for holes and scuffs in your walls that can be filled in with drywall mud, sanded, and eventually painted to make the walls look good as new again.


Simply going around the house touching up anywhere that could use fresh paint can make the house show better and feel updated. You can give the room an entire coat of fresh paint or simply touch up stains and marks on the walls and ceilings.

Replacing trim

If your trim around the doors, windows, or floors needs replaced, find pre-finished pieces at a local Home Depot or Lowes that you can custom cut and replace broken or heavily scratched trim.

New Flooring

If you have old carpet with odor, stains, or that appears dated in color / design, then consider updating the flooring with new carpet or another flooring material like hardwood, laminate, tile.

New Appliances

If you want to spend money in the kitchen area to improve the perceived value of the home, consider updating old appliances with modern, stainless steel stoves, fridges, and microwaves.

New Countertops

Another way to spruce up the kitchen is to replaced old, dated counters with newer laminate or granite if it’s in your budget.

Update Fixtures

Fixtures include things like door handles on cabinets and light bulb cases that can add more aesthetic appeal to the lights and cabinets in your home.


Another trick to make a home look new and spacious is to declutter everything. Clean out the rooms and take items to a storage room so that buyer’s walking through the home can see how open and clean it is.

Cleaning & Dusting

You should also deep clean the house by scrubbing down walls with soapy water, cleaning floors and ceilings, cleaning the bathroom shower and counters, as well as any dusting and removal of spider webs.

Power Washing

To create curb appeal and improve the appearance of the exterior consider power washing siding to remove dirt, mold, and mildew stains. You can also power wash decks, driveways, and other exterior aspects to improve appearance as clean and new.

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