preparing for spring

Top Updates To Get Your Home Ready For Spring

Spring is on the horizon, and it’s a good idea to start fixing up your place soon rather than later so you’re prepared for the warmer months ahead. DIY home projects often take longer than we anticipate, so having everything done ahead of time can help keep stress at bay. There are many ways you can spruce up your home, from landscaping to kitchen repairs. This is also a great way to position your house to sell quickly if it’s in the works for you, which The Alfriend Group can help you with.

Landscaping

Tending to your garden when it’s still chilly outside is not ideal. However, you’ll be pleased you took the time to do so — especially if your house is the focus of a bidding war. Looks are nearly everything when it comes to real estate, and if it’s difficult to see the potential in a house, buyers won’t be as eager to pay a premium price.

Make sure you take the time to trim overgrown trees, weeds, and bushes. Color can be a significant contributor, so if your yard is looking grim, head to your local home improvement store and invest in some bright flowers for your garden. Also, tending to your landscape regularly helps keep it in top shape. Due to their slow-growing nature, greenery can slowly creep up on you, and the next thing you know, your garden is out of control. Take your efforts up a notch by working with landscape design services to design an outdoor space that will be the envy of the neighborhood come spring — or just one that you or potential homebuyers will like to spend more time in.

Interior Improvements

When you look at your own home every day, it’s challenging to recognize when it needs an improvement. A fresh coat of paint or new wallpaper in your bedroom, updated cabinetry, and novel decor can infuse new life into your space. Investing in upgrades to your home will also help highlight your home’s potential when buyers come to view.

If you’re unsure of what to do, again, look into working with a professional. Also, going it alone isn’t as difficult as it may sound if you’re not keen to spend the money. Simple updates like mirrors can reflect light and open up space immensely. Additionally, framing a couple of personal, blown-up photographs could add a welcoming touch to your walls.

Kitchen Maintenance 

The kitchen is where many families spend most of their time — it’s the heart of any house and mainly because most people love to eat! Humans bond over sharing meals so having a beautiful and inviting kitchen could be vital to selling your home for a good price

Old dishwashers, dated refrigerators, or cracked sinks can be off-putting for new buyers as it means they’ll have to do more work when they move in. So if you have outdated fixtures and cabinetry or peeling paint, make sure that these are taken care of before listing your property on the market. Further, if your kitchen is designed in an awkward space, consult a professional to look into updates. The profit of selling your home could far outweigh the cost of a kitchen contractor — and at the very least, give you new reasons to love the space.

Before long, spring will come and the past winter will be but a distant memory. With spring cleaning and the right home improvements, you’ll be breathing new life into your home — or if you’re looking to sell, have a better chance of turning a profit quickly. So keep an objective eye so you can maximize the opportunity. List your home with The Alfriend Group today.

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