Yesterday I wrote about my home and how it doesn't fit the way we live and after I posted I took a look at the list I've made to fix up the house. While most of it is small there are a few projects that will take more time and money. One room is the master bathroom there is harvest gold tile in the shower and the toilet is the same color, can you say seventies. Changing the tile and toilet will add value to the home so that is a must do project. Then there's the ceiling or lack of one in the basement. Yes, if you've followed my home projects in the past you know that we had to gut the basement after hurricane Isabel. So that goes on the list. Then we need to rescreen the back porch. Getting rid of the ugly laminate counter tops in the kitchen would be a good investment too, if we can I'd probably put Corian because it nicer than Formica and costs less than granite. The appliances are new so nothing to replace there.
Those are the major items on the list and they're the things that will add to the value of our home. Some of the smaller items are fresh paint on the entire first floor, but that won't happen until we know we are selling. I'll paint the kids bathroom replace the toilet seat, dated medicine cabinet and change the fixtures. I'd also paint the powder room on the main floor and replace the dated wooden fixtures. Finally when were ready to sell we'll remove any clutter and all things personal like family photos. Only the generic items will stay. Why? I want the house to look as large as it is. I want the potential buyer to see that there's ample storage and most importantly I want the buyer to envision their family in the home, which will hopefully bring my family the asking price or higher and in turn finance our new home.
Until next time, Good Writing!