If you are in the process of selling your home you probably know that taking care of the little things can fetch you a higher price point. That’s why it’s vital you know how to do some easy DIY fixes around the house before you list your home for sale.
These will not just make the home feel more welcoming to the new owners but it could even mean you can fetch a higher price for your home.
The following DIY fixes are easy to accomplish and don’t even cost much to do. Add these to your arsenal and feel good about the home you are passing off to the next lucky owners.
DIY fixes to do before you list your home for sale:
Clean the grout
This is one of the most essential tips you will come across. The bathroom is an intimate area in a multitude of different ways and that is the one room people always want to feel clean in.
To make the solution you will need all you need to do is fill a spray bottle with a half/half solution of vinegar and warm water. Simply spray it on the grout, let it sit for a few minutes then scrub with an old toothbrush.
If you have some gnarly stains cover the grout with baking soda and water. Then apply the vinegar spray. Let sit and then scrub.
Replace old knobs and pulls
If there is one sure-fire way to spruce up the look of any doors or cupboards it’s replacing old knobs and pulls. This can take old, dated looking cupboards, for example, to new heights.
In most cases, all you will have to do is unscrew the old ones and screw in the new ones. It doesn’t get easier than that. You may have to drill a couple of holes but that is about as complicated as this type of installation gets.
Paint the front door
Painting the front door is one of the simplest and quickest tips for you to follow before you list your home for sale. Think about it. The front of the house is the very first thing people see when they walk up to it, and you know what they say about first impressions. They are the most important.
The first step is to remove the door, then all the hardware. Next, you need to sand down the door so that the new paint will adhere correctly. Next just paint your little heart out and put it all back together. Easy!
Fix doors that squeak
Door hinges get noisy as they age if they aren’t taken care of and most people just don’t bother. If you have noticed squeaky doors you will want to get those taken care of before you list your home for sale. You want everything to be functioning perfectly when you sell your home.
The good news is that this is an easy fix. All you need is to take the hinges apart so that you can slather them in petroleum jelly. Then just put it all together again and you’re done. No more squeaky hinges.