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If it is time to sell your home, you’re probably wondering how you can get the most money in the sale. It can be challenging to know what needs to be done to increase the value. So, if you’re on the search for a few home improvement projects, here are a few.

Kitchen first

The kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s where your family spends time after a long day, talking and eating. This is why it is essential to make sure it is the focal point in your home. If you aren’t sure where to start, try updating all of your appliances to stainless steel and your countertops to a stone or granite material. Both of those updates will significantly improve the aesthetic of your kitchen.

Take out a wall

Everyone is looking for an open floor plan during their house hunting experiences. A fluid area from the kitchen to the dining room or living room is ideal to stay connected to the party or your family while you are cooking in the kitchen. If your home is more sectioned off, consider doing what’s necessary to make it a more open space.

Consider the bathrooms

The master bathroom is probably the place future homebuyers want to be updated the most. But, the guest and more public bathrooms are also important. No one wants to see old floors, fake tile, cracked sinks or showers. A facelift in the bathroom keeps it from looking dingy and old. Speaking of dingy, make sure there is adequate lighting in the rooms as well.

DO NOT install a swimming pool

Pools have the tendency to seem exciting and all fun, all the time. But, what you block out when thinking about the fun, are the costs and dangers. When you build a pool, you are now responsible for putting a fence around it or something to prevent your children and the neighbor’s children from falling and drowning. In addition to that, the maintenance costs will outweigh any increase in value it might have given you. So no matter how enticing it may seem, refrain from giving in.

Good luck

Selling a home is a lengthy process full of roadblocks and struggles. But, when your house is finally on the market and later sold for a decent price, it will all be worth it!