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When people begin thinking about selling their homes in Philadelphia, home updates can be the first step many people take. However, doing too much or upgrading things that don’t provide much return can waste time and money. We have put together our list: of 3 home upgrades to invest in and 3 to forget about. {3 Home Upgrades to Invest in and 3 to Forget About | Home Updates}

3 Home Upgrades to Invest In:

Do: Paint

A fresh coat of paint can easily brighten up and revive a room. Try to stick with neutral colors and add pops of color elsewhere, such as throw pillows or artwork. Painting is a relatively low-cost upgrade that can have a significant impact.

Plus, a fresh coat of paint will cover any dings in the wall, nail holes, etc.

Do: A Kitchen & Bath Facelift

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You might have heard that an upgraded kitchen and bathroom are two of the best areas to focus on when upgrading your home. However, you can do minor upgrades that will significantly impact without costing a fortune.

New faucets, drawer pulls, and cabinet resurfacing are affordable ways to revitalize the space. Some appliance manufacturers sell new and alternate-colored faceplates.

For example, swapping out the front of your dishwasher to match the other appliances is a great way to save money and tie things together.

You can take the same principles to give your bathroom a quick makeover. Vinyl tiles can go on the floor, right over what you currently have. Do a deep cleaning of the grout and re-grout if needed.

Fix any cracked tiles or broken hardware. (Wobbly towel racks, etc.) Another option for a complete shower renovation is to install a prefab cover. This is much cheaper than doing a whole shower overhaul.

Do: Landscaping

Planting some flowers out front or covering dirt with a pretty, fast-spreading ground cover will give your home instant curb appeal. Have trees and bushes trimmed if needed and keep the lawn mowed nicely.

Depending on your climate, you can plant succulents or lay down pretty rocks to keep the space well maintained but low-maintenance.

Maybe throw a fresh coat of paint on the mailbox or hang up a bird feeder and some hanging plants. Small touches and a well-groomed yard will draw anyone in.

3 To Forget About:

Don’t: Finish The Basement

This can become a significant project that can be expensive and time-consuming. The numbers show you won’t get anywhere close to what you put into it.

Most home buyers will want to fix up the space to their taste. Maybe they want an open game room or to add a couple of extra bedrooms.

When pricing the home, account for the unfinished space and let buyers know that is reflected in your pricing when selling property

Don’t: Add a Patio, Deck, or Pool.

Again, this can be very pricey, without much return. Use plants or pavers to tidy up and beautify the space if you have an open area. If the new homeowners want to build a deck, they can do so, but with their tastes and specifications in mind.

Adding a pool can cost a fortune without providing a massive increase in what you will be able to ask for the home. In addition, a pool may deter buyers.

Prospective buyers with small children may worry about safety, and many people may not want to worry about the hassle and upkeep of maintaining their pool.

Don’t: Do A Major Renovation to The Kitchen or Bathrooms.

Please don’t waste your money with a complete overhaul unless it is necessary due to water or fire damage. The cost does not make sense, especially when homebuyers will have their tastes. Many homeowners would prefer a credit to the home price, allowing them to upgrade on their terms.

In summary: Don’t over-improve… keep it simple!

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