It’s no secret that there are an abundance of townhouses for sale in Langley and surrounding areas. For anyone who might be planning to sell, something you’re going to want to consider is how to add value to your townhouse so you can make more from your sale and help sell it faster even with competition. To help you get started, we have come up with a list of 3 easy projects that will not only help you add value to your townhouse, but will also help your sale along so that you can get it sold faster when the time comes.
1. Add or Re-Do Your Backsplash
The kitchen backsplash is an upgrade that many overlook when they purchase a townhome and one that many builders don’t bother with either. A tasteful and well-done backsplash instantly updates your kitchen and it’s a project that’s easy to do yourself or that’s inexpensive enough labour-wise to hire someone to do. Check home improvement store flyers for sales so you get the best price for your materials, many of which you can find especially discounted during long weekend sales.
Take advantage of paint sales at home improvement stores and give your home a fresh new look for next to nothing by painting rooms and hallways. Choose colours that are known to have a general appeal and aim to make large rooms look cozy instead of closed in and small rooms look bright and airy. An experienced Langley real estate agent can offer suggestions on colours that are more likely to appeal to your particular target market, so ask before you buy paint if you’re not sure what to choose.
3. Paint or Replace Baseboards and Moulding
Baseboards and crown moulding offer architectural interest to a room and add value to a home. If your existing moulding and trims are looking tattered, then use wood filler or plaster to repair any chips and deep scratches and paint them out so they look new again. If adding crown moulding and trim to a room, opt for a style that’s somewhat contemporary but still classic as anything too ornate could put off some buyers and date a home. If doing it yourself, remember to buy extra for any miscalculations and always measure, measure, and then measure again before cutting to save yourself time and money.