3 Important Projects to Complete Before Selling Your House

Posted on: 28 October 2016

If you're thinking about selling your house in the next few years, you may want to make some updates. While it's true that any well-done update will increase your home's value, some offer a good return on investment. It's all about looking at your house from a potential buyer's point of view. So, in addition to general home maintenance, consider budgeting for the following renovation projects before selling your house.

New Siding

As Home and Garden TV points out, many potential home buyers won't even walk into a house if the exterior isn't attractive. The site suggests replacing the siding to boost curb appeal. You have a lot of options in material, from vinyl to stone veneer. Vinyl is a budget option that provides easy maintenance. Wooden siding is a more extravagant option. It requires a bit more maintenance, but it's very attractive. Stone or brick veneer siding is also a little more expensive, but either one adds a touch of class to your house. In addition to budget, consider the overall façade of your home when choosing a siding option.

Replacement Doors

Along those same lines, you want to welcome potential home buyers into the house itself. For that reason, take a good look at your entry door. If it's showing any signs of wear, consider replacing it. Indeed, a brand-new door might be the best option if you're replacing the siding because you'll want the two to match.

While you're at it, consider replacing the garage door too. The garage door often takes up a lot of visual space in your house's façade, especially if the garage fits multiple cars. If you're putting the house on the market soon, don't get creative with the garage door. Instead, choose a classic style in a color similar to the siding so the door doesn't dominate the façade.

Refinished Wood Floors

Once you've gone through all the trouble to entice potential homebuyers inside your house, you don't want to lose them once they're in the door. Hardwood floors, like wood siding, are a luxury. Therefore, if you have hardwood floors, you'll want them to look their best when showing the house. Have contractors make any necessary repairs to the floors and refinish them. Choose a quality finish, but avoid any exotic staining. You want your hardwood floors to serve as a deluxe empty canvas to potential home buyers' imaginations. In other words, they should be able to picture any type of décor in the rooms. Talk to a company like McSwain Carpets and Floors to get started replacing your floors. 

New siding, replacement doors, and refinished wood floors are three home-improvement jobs that offer a good return on investment.