All These Little Things: Making Small Changes Before Selling Your Home

Sarah has contributed to Little Blue Book on this post!

Selling your home is always going to be a massive task however you look at it. But there are things you can do to break it down into manageable chunks, and one such a thing is to change little parts of your house before selling it on. When it comes to selling your home, it’s important to remember that you don’t necessarily have to add a lot of style to your home because you’re trying to make it a blank canvas for people to envision their ideal home. So little changes mean a lot in this instance and here are some things to address.

The Front Garden

Depending on where you live, especially if you live in a built up area, a car parking space may have more value than a front garden, but remember that when people are looking for a home, they will have made up their minds before stepping through the front door! So you need to make sure that the front is as presentable as possible. In this respect it’s much better to go for natural grass rather than fake AstroTurf, especially if you are selling up a family home and you want it to appeal to other families too.

The Kitchen

This is the heart of a modern home. You need to remember that when updating your kitchen it needs to be in keeping with the value of the house, because if you put a cheap kitchen into an expensive looking home, it will stick out like a sore thumb. So make sure you are dressing the kitchen appropriately according to the value of the house.

Look At The Minor Defects

Your prospective buyers will examine your home with a fine tooth comb, so it’s important for you to do this also. Either you or hire a home inspector to go through your property to look for potential issues, minor or major. From smudges on the paint work to scratches or holes, as the minor defects aren’t expensive to fix and they will add value your home as well as communicate to the buyer that you look after your property, so there is less renovation work for them.

The Outside Of Your House

There is no need to try and paint it a modern color, you can add a nice neutral color or just add a new paint job to make the property stand out on the street. It’s amazing how much a new paint job can drastically improve the image of your property.

The Bathroom

After the kitchen and living room it’s the bathroom that is likely to have a lot of attention, and as time goes on it can be prone to mold and grime. So if you can make the relevant superficial changes, either by changing the faucets on the sink or re-grouting the tiles, it will lift up a drab looking bathroom. And if you’ve got carpets, it’s best to take them up and replace it with tiles.

These are simple methods that don’t have to take a long time, but they can add a lot of value to your home, so they are worth your time and limited money.

areas with removable wall paper, as this goes instantly and you can remove it easily later, if you do want to take another weekend to repaint the room. You should spend a maximum of 2 hours on this bringing you up to 9 hours in total.


Lastly, to get the perfect guest room, you need to attend to the decor and decorative touches. To save time on the day is best if you have sorted out the curtains and bed covers beforehand, so all you need to do is put them up.  Something that should take around 2 hours max.

That then leaves your will 1 hour to fully clean the room and add any finishing touches like ornaments or to hang pictures, and there you have it! A junk room to a guest room in 12 hours flat!

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