When remodeling to sell your home there are a few places to concentrate the majority of your efforts in order to get the most out of your time, energy, and money. There are also some general guidelines I would recommend following.
Go with neutral colors:
When picking out colors for various things you need to stick to what will please the widest variety of people. This can be a struggle for some due to the fact that they will naturally want to do what they like the most which isn’t always the widely accepted option. Stick to dark browns (everyone likes dark brown), neutral colors (it’s hard to clash with grey), light/dark contrast (light tops on dark cabinets and dark tops on light cabinets), and complementary color combinations (red/green, blue/orange, yellow/violet).
Pay attention to Curb Appeal:
First off your house needs to look presentable when potential buyers pull up front. What they feel when they first lay eyes on your house will set the tone for the rest of the tour. A bad first impression means they will be more inclined to be harsher critics as they walk through your home. However, this does not mean you need to be doing botanical garden level landscaping. A tidy lawn, trimmed foliage, and some flowers will go a long way. Next up would be having a slightly updated kitchen. There are a lot of people who care more about this part of the home than any other. So it might be worth your time going the extra mile here if it is going to make or break the sale for some people.
Put your money where you can maximize ROI:
If you want to go for the minimum investment and maximum return route I would recommend just replacing the countertop. Check out our selection of stone countertops here. You will definitely get a lot out of that if your existing countertop is Formica or tile. A seamless countertop will always look nice and it will be the first thing that draws the eye when someone steps into the kitchen. Refinishing the existing cabinets is another inexpensive option that can make a big difference. Other than that a nice faucet and stainless steel appliances will hold a lot of value for most customers. We offer a huge selection of faucets that you can test out at our faucet bar here in Denver. Shop faucets online.
Bathrooms need to look nice:
The last thing you need to take care of when remodeling to sell your home is the bathrooms. Just like the kitchen updated countertops will go a long way here too. Going from a rod and shower curtain set up to a glass shower enclosure will open up your bathroom making it seem larger to the buyer. We offer the best pricing on frameless showers in Denver. Seriously. All of the tiling, flooring, paint, vanities, and countertops need to be part of one coherent color pallet. This means that none of the colors directly clash with any of the other colors in the room. If you are keeping the existing tile regrouting or freshening up the current grout can really breathe new life into old tiles.