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Tips For Prepping Your Chevy Chase MD Home and Kitchen to Sell - On A Budget

Everyone knows you should prepare your Chevy Chase home before attempting to sell it, but what about those homeowners attempting to do so, while sticking to a budget. Homeowners sticking to a budget do have the advantage of knowing their limits and focusing on the important aspects of home preparation to aid in selling a home. Here are some tips for preparing your home for sale on a budget:

  • Preparing Your Kitchen on a Budget - Tip #1:
    Forget replacing your current kitchen countertop with granite, and instead re-grout the current kitchen counter tiles. This cost-effective method of freshening up the kitchen is relatively quick and inexpensive.

  • Preparing Your Kitchen on a Budget - Tip #2:
    Make your wood cabinets look like new by stripping the finishing and then staining or painting.

  • Preparing Your Kitchen on a Budget - Tip #3:
    Replace the hardware on your cabinets. By simply replacing the knobs or pulls on your existing cabinets updates the look and feel of the kitchen without any heavy lifting or real work involved.

  • Preparing Your Kitchen on a Budget - Tip #4:
    Replace an old or outdated kitchen faucet with a new one. For less than $100, you can makeover the arguably most-used piece of equipment in the room.

  • Preparing Your Kitchen on a Budget - Tip #5:
    If you kitchen needs a lighting boost, consider the installation of new lighting over the sink and other work areas. Additional lighting brightens the space and increases the likelihood that potential homebuyers will overlook the slightly outdated appliances or worn cabinets.

  • Preparing Your Kitchen on a Budget - Tip #6:
    Put a fresh coat of paint on the walls. Rather than hiring professional painters, do it yourself and save money to use elsewhere. Choose a soft color in the family of browns and paint all the rooms the same color. Avoid using white - any shade of white - when trying to sell your home. While you may think of white as clean or fresh, potential homebuyers think of it as boring and unimaginative - meaning they will have to paint them on their own.

For more tips on how to prepare you home for sale on a budget, contact Michelle Buckman of Buckman Realtor. Michelle's experience and expertise in the field is unmatched in the NW DC area, and she can guide you in the right direction toward selling your home.

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