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20 Home Improvement Projects to Tackle Before Listing Your Home

These small changes have the potential to make a huge impact on your selling price.

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Photo: Tria Giovan. From: Ken Gemes Interiors.

Address the Exterior

First impressions are everything. In the months leading up to listing your home for sale, put in a little sweat equity to create killer curb appeal. Prune the bushes, power wash the driveway and never underestimate the impact of a fresh coat of paint on the shutters, siding or doors. Replace your old mailbox and house numbers or give them a facelift with spray paint.

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Photo: Karyn Millet, Styling: Benjamin Reynaert. From: Massucco Warner Interior Design.

Wash Your Windows

Honesty hour: How long has it been since you washed your windows inside and out? There’s no wrong answer here and zero judgment, but if you plan to list your house, power washing your windows may make all the difference. Replacing windows is a financial investment that many homeowners and potential buyers want to avoid, if possible. With that said, if your windows lack condensation or any signs of damage, a weekend power wash will leave the glass panes gleaming, instantly energizing your home’s façade and appealing to buyers.

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Photo: Heather Talbert. From: Claire Staszak.

Revive Your Kitchen Cabinets

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it 100 times: Kitchens and bathrooms sell houses. With that said, the more updated these spaces are, the more you stand to profit from your home sale. The good news? You can transform your kitchen without knocking down walls or draining your bank account. Paint your existing cupboards for a crisp, clean finish. Or, take it a step further and reface them with new cabinet doors and fresh hardware for a contemporary, updated appeal that buyers are looking for.

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Photo: Robert Peterson, Rustic White. From: Tiffany Brooks.

Update Your Kitchen Backsplash

Interior design trends come and go, and nothing will date your kitchen or bathroom like the “it” backsplash of 2013. Up the appeal in your kitchen by replacing the once-popular glossy hexagons with a classic, enduring subway tile. The timeless backsplash comes in all price points and materials and is easy to install with our step-by-step guide in the link below.

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