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So, you have decided to sell your house. With our simple improvements that even your children can help you with you can have a much greater chance of getting a higher price. Are you ready? Here they go:
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A perfect home is one that provides the
ideal environment for a family to learn and grow together. Updating
your home will involve experiences you can share with your children,
who can lend you a helping hand during the process. Not only will it
give them a better place to live and grow, updating can also increase
the value of your home. They’ll go off to college one day, and when
you finally buy that condo on the beach you’ve always dreamed of
having, you’ll be able to do it with the profits you’ve made off
of your former home.
1. A Few Coats of Paint
Who would have thought that paint can
have such a profound effect? When the young ones are little, we give
them brightly colored walls with themed trims and borders. As they
get older, it’s better for their maturity and the value of your
home to switch them into a more grown-up, neutral colored room. If
you have crayon on your walls and scratches from the family dog, it
doesn’t hurt to give everything a fresh coat. Just make sure you
lay down some plastic tarps on the floor, and you can even allow your
children to frame the baseboards and corners.
2. Fixing Up The Back
This is where your children play.
They’ve probably done some damage over the years, though it was all
in good fun. Trim your old trees, or plant some new ones. Pick up the
bits of broken toys scattered throughout the grass. Lay some paving
stones, and build a deck. Your kids may not be able to help with the
stuff that’s labor intensive, but they can help in the form of
raking leaves and spreading grass seed.
3. Make Some Small
Home buyers care a lot about bathrooms,
and coincidentally, bathrooms take a lot of damage over the years.
With all that water everywhere, tile gets to the point where it’s
seen better days. Moisture causes wallpaper and borders to loosen up.
You may even have some pesky water damage under the sink. Painting
your bathroom and updating the tile isn’t that hard to do on your
own, and it’s one of the most inexpensive improvements you can
make. Have your children help you lay the tile. You can always use a
second pair of hands while you’re concentrating on measurements and
4. Take Care of Your
Carpet is one of the hardest kinds of
flooring to maintain. It builds up allergens, and it’s susceptible
to staining. If your carpet is worse for wear, it may be time to hall
it out of there. While you’re free to replace it with whatever you
want, your main objective is to get all of the nasty carpet out of
your house. Your kids can help you remove the carpet, roll it up, and
drag it to the dumpster.
Landscape Out Front
Your front lawn is the first thing that
people see when they pull up to your house. It’s your chance to
make a meaningful impression. Planting some flowers will spruce
things up a bit. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can even install
a fountain or a pond. Kids love playing in the dirt. They’ll be
happy to help you sow some seeds or dig some holes.
When it comes to DIY home improvement
projects, everyone wins when it’s a family affair. Your children
get to feel as though they’re contributing to the wellbeing of
their household, and with the improvements you’re making, you’re
also increasing the value of your investment.
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