If you are looking to sell your home, you probably have thought about the best possible home improvements you can make to boost your sale price. While there are a ton of updates you can make to your home, you’ll likely want to cut back on putting too much money into your home before selling.

Perhaps the two most important rooms in a home are the bathroom and the kitchen. Let’s take a look at the best upgrades you can do to your home that will boost it’s selling point without breaking your budget.

General Upgrades

Start by fixing anything that doesn’t work. Are there leaky faucets or cracked tiles? How about foggy or discolored glass? Making these replacements should be on the top of your list. Next, prioritize the layout. Does it need some alterations? Maybe you need to take out a wall or move a closet to improve the flow. Whatever you choose, keep the designs neutral and adaptable for your potential buyers.  

Finally, give each room a deep clean. (If this isn’t your forte, invest in a cleaning service.) Get rid of any rust stains or buildup on tile or laminate surfaces. If you need to, replace the caulk in your tub or shower and around sinks. Scrubbing every surface until it shines can make a big difference.

Tile, Wood, or Faux Flooring

Homeowners used to turn their noses up at the idea of vinyl or faux wood flooring options. These days, prefabricated options are much more durable, easy to install, and beautiful than your grandmother’s laminate kitchen floor. Not to mention it’ll cost you quite literally a fraction of the cost to lay individual tiles or wood. The final choice is up to your budget and tastes.

Are Heated Floors Worth It?

Especially in Minnesota, you’re probably familiar with the feeling of getting up in the morning and dreading stepping onto a cold floor. This is especially distressing in the bathroom as you prepare for the day or in the kitchen as you make your morning coffee. You might think that a heated floor is too expensive of an upgrade to make before you sell your home, but it’s an investment that will attract buyers.

Headed floors are much more than a luxury. They are cost-effective heating solutions that are even more advantageous in smaller spaces (like a bathroom). They also give off heat that evenly distributes from the floor and slowly heats the room. Instead of heat spending much of its time in your ceiling and rafters, occupants will be more comfortable.

Cabinets: To Replace or not Replace

Replacing cabinetry gets expensive quickly. Homeowners looking to sell or just remodel don’t like to replace their cabinets if they don’t need to. Instead, they elect to paint or stain their existing cabinets to give them a fresh, new look at a fraction of the price. This is a great option if the structure of your cabinets is in good condition but the color is outdated. Just be sure to do your due diligence to get the job done right. If they aren’t in great condition, it’ll be more of an investment of time and much more hassle. You might need to bite the bullet and replace them.

Other Bathroom and Kitchen Upgrades to Consider:

  • Install a low-flow toilet or other energy-efficient appliances
  • Add new lighting fixtures
  • Update your hardware. Make sure they all match; knobs, pulls, vanity lights, faucets and towel bars
  • Upgrade your countertops
  • Replace ventilation appliances
  • Consider a new backsplash

Upgrading your home is sometimes necessary to get the selling price you desire. If your home is in good shape but you don’t know how to attract the right buyer, contact Minnesota Home Interiors.