Five Things to Maintain for a House Showing

If you are putting your home on the market, you may be faced with several challenges. The biggest challenge of all is creating an atmosphere that appeals to your buyers. You want to provide them with a home that they could picture making their own. From the indoor decor to outdoor curb appeal, you want to make sure your home is in tip-top shape.  With a lot to do on your selling check-list, you may overlook your home’s maintenance. To help make sure that you have all of your bases covered, we have created a list of five things that you should take care of for a house showing. Let us take a look!

The Lawn + Walkway.

You want to take into consideration your home’s curb appeal. How does your house compare to the others in the neighborhood? Ideally, you want your home to stand out for all the right reasons. To help make sure your home is in tip-top shape, we recommend going around your yard and removing any excess branches and leaves. You will also want to take a look at your flowerbeds and make sure that it looks well-kept. Lastly, be sure that your walkway is clear of weeds and unpleasantries.

The Gutters + Roof.

An overflowed gutter can actually damage the foundation of your roof and lead to leakage in your home. To help ensure that your home stays in great shape, you will want to clean out your gutters. Afterward, we recommend hiring a professional to do a roof inspection. There is nothing worse than having a sale fall through from something you could have fixed.

The Heating + Air Conditioning.

You will want to have your HVAC system looked at by a professional before you put your home on the market. It could also be a good idea to have your chimney checked for reassurance that your home is in great shape!

The Windows + House Siding.

If you want your home to look brand new, you may want to rent a pressure washer for your windows and siding. By simply washing the exterior, you can cut down on dirt and debris; making it look brand new!

The Outdoor Decor + Seating.

Even though you are getting ready to move, you want to leave out some of your outdoor decor and seating. A home that looks lived in and shows a lot of character tends to help the buyer imagine themselves living there. Be sure to keep some seating options and decor pieces out to show the buyers what they can do with the incredible space.

We wish you the best of luck on your selling endeavors! For more expert advice, visit our blog hub at From The Floors Up. Thanks for reading!

Planning a Kitchen Remodel for Resale

The kitchen can be one of the most significant selling points of a home to prospective buyers. Your home’s resale value can be determined by several factors of your home, one of them including the kitchen. The kitchen’s functionality, aesthetic appeal, and appliances can all contribute to the value. It is essential to properly invest in your kitchen if you are planning on reselling your home. Certain buyers will want particular features in their future kitchen, but there are general guidelines that will help make your kitchen appealing to all prospective buyers. Let’s take a look! 

1. Appliances. Keep in mind that homeowners typically prefer stainless steel appliances for their home. If you are looking to potentially sell your home, you should consider buying stainless steel appliances to keep buyers happy. Also, you will need to take in consideration the age of each appliance that may need to be replaced. Some appliances will last longer than others. Make sure to only replace items if they need to be replaced then you can use the leftover money on other kitchen features.

2. Counter Space & Countertops. Food gurus love a lot of kitchen counter space. Plus, it will not devalue your house if you have a lot of counter space available. The type of countertop your home has can really hold together your whole kitchen’s design. Granite countertops tend to be homeowners’ favorite because of their beauty and durability. Granite allows you to place hot pans on top of it without having to worry about potentially burning it. If you are worried about the cost, consider getting grade 2 granite. Buyers are not necessarily looking for the most expensive countertops, but a nice-looking countertop can complete the overall look.

3. Storage. The kitchen could be absolutely gorgeous, but if there is nowhere to put anything, it is almost useless to buyers. The number of cabinets and drawers available for storage purposes can be a major selling feature. Homeowners do not want to worry about where they will put all of their kitchen supplies. If your home does not have enough storage currently, try adding in some more cabinets.

4. Flooring. There are some significant factors to keep in mind when you are choosing your kitchen flooring. If your kitchen is opened to other rooms in your house, consider the style and if it flows with the rest of your home. Keep in mind that your flooring can determine the aesthetic appeal of your kitchen. Flooring can either be a real eye-sore or a statement piece. Lastly, you should consider how easy it is to clean your flooring. Maintenance can definitely be a priority for some homeowners.

Try remodeling your kitchen with classic trends rather than making it super trendy. Focus on designing with trends that tend to stay in style for a long time. We hope you found these four tips helpful. Thanks for reading!