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Are you trying to sell your home? Do you have a renovation dilemma? Here is a list of items you should fix if you're selling.


Walls and Floors


"Replacing or refinishing your flooring and painting the walls are the quickest and least expensive ways to give a house new life." Paint color matters. Shades of gray are in with buyers right now; stay away from tan and beige hues. The same goes for new carpet. A sturdy, builder-grade fiber in a neutral color that doesn't compete with your wall color is the way to go.




Replacing your existing front door with a new steel door could help you get a 101.8% return on resale. It's the first and last thing you'll touch on your home visit, it makes an impression. Installing a new garage door has an impact on buyers, too.


Roofing and Siding


When it comes time for inspection and appraisal, having those repairs done will not only increase the value of your home but also reduce the likelihood of being forced to make fixes or adjust pricing later in the process.




A modern kitchen is a top draw for buyers—but don't try to overhaul a dated one, which could cost a lot. Buying new cabinet drawer pulls, painting or refacing old cabinets (white is in right now), and installing sleek light fixtures are all low-cost upgrades that will make your kitchen sparkle.


Upgrades to skip


Thinking about finishing an attic or basement? Adding a deck? Well, don't. Those upgrades tend to be pricey, and buyers will likely prefer to remodel those areas to their own tastes.

Other areas to avoid doing a major renovation: bathrooms, bedrooms, and home offices, according the Remodeling report.

With this list, you no longer have a renovation dilemma. These are easy ways to make your home more valuable when it comes for your home to be inspected and appraised. 

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