A recent study found that 65 percent of people think it’s a good time to buy a home. Your home is probably your biggest investment and you want to get top dollar. The average seller is getting 98 percent of asking price.

If you plan to sell your home, you want to get the most out of it. Check out 5 remodel projects that give you the best ROI.

1. Minor Kitchen Renovations

If you want to get the most out of your kitchen, go small. You can do minor updates that go a long way like new fixtures for your sink and cabinets, new counters, flooring, and backsplash. Try painting your cabinets instead of installing new ones for a more updated look to sell your home.

New appliances also help a kitchen feel modern. Make sure you get the same finish on all your appliances for a complete look.

2. Groom Your Landscape

You need to make a great first impression on your buyers. Take a look at your flower beds and make sure all the bushes and trees are pruned. Add some colorful flowers and fresh mulch to get a nice look.

Remember symmetry is best for the eyes. Make sure you add an even look with bushes and any other plants. As long as you don’t go overboard with exotic plants, you should get your money back.

Tend to your lawn by filling in bare spots and removing weeds. Keep up with mowing and add fertilizer to make green up your lawn.

3. Bathroom Updates

Buyers like updated bathrooms and an outdated bathroom could really turn a buyer away. You don’t need to go crazy with a complete renovation. Try adding some new door handles, lighting, and sink fixtures.

Try reglazing your tub and adding new caulk to freshen up the look. You could also tile your shower for a new updated look. Bathroom remodeling goes a long way for resale.

4. A Fresh Coat of Paint

Adding paint to the inside or outside is a great return on investment. If you are painting rooms inside, choose neutral colors. Fresh paint makes a home feel clean.

If your outside needs painting, you should paint it. Be sure to paint trim and stain fences and decks to make them look their best.

5. Spruce Up the Exterior

Not only should tend to your home’s landscape; you should also take a look at the other exterior features. You want your home to make the best impression, so if you have outdated light fixtures and an ugly garage door—it’s time to replace them.

You could paint your light fixtures with an oiled bronze or nickel finish to modernize them at a fraction of the cost. Take a look at your front door. Try painting the door if it looks outdated and adding new fixtures, or replace with a more modern option with lots of windows for light. 

Remodel Projects Conclusions

As you can see from these remodel projects, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to sell your house. Most of these projects you could do in a weekend. 

If you are ready to sell your home, check out our site for some helpful advice like what you need to know before working with a real estate agent.