Friday, September 20, 2019

3 Home Improvement Tasks When Selling a Home

If you’re considering putting your home on the market, it will instantly feel like you have a to-do list a mile long. With preparing your home for sale, as well as purchasing another home - the next few weeks and months are going to be busy. Studies regularly show that a home will sell for more when regular maintenance has been performed. Here are a few easy tasks you can do to give your home a fresh look before it hits the market.


Paint The Kitchen Cabinets

Changing up your kitchen cabinets can work wonders if you are trying to make your space look more modern. You can either strip and re-stain wood cabinets or give them a new coat of paint. If you want to do something trendy, blues, whites, and grays are the most popular colors in 2019. Specifically, navy blues seem to be the most common, especially in a two-tone style with one color on the bottom cabinets and another color on the top. Matte textures are still favored over glossy, but the raw wood grain is also gaining popularity as well. Really want to make an impact? Update the fixtures on your cabinets as well! Sometimes those can date a kitchen even more than the color of the cabinets. You may also notice that not using hardware at all is very popular these days. If you will be repainting your cabinets, you may be able to fill in the holes from the hardware and paint over them for a really fresh new look.

Update Light Fixtures

Old light fixtures can really show the years on your home. If you are looking for a fast way to improve your home’s style, brighten things up with new track lighting, recessed lighting, beautiful hanging lamps, and more. Aren’t sure what you should look for? Here are a few styles that are trending right now:

  • Soft gold is a popular finish
  • Retro and industrial styles are coming back
  • Vintage Edison-style bulbs are very in
  • Mid-century modern and art deco styles are favored
  • Clean lines are a must
  • Large statement shades can really catch the attention


Add Fresh Paint to the Walls

A new coat of paint can do wonders for a space. Just be sure that when you choose the paint color that you are choosing something neutral and shaded properly for the space. While you (and even many others) may love red in the kitchen, it could be a huge turn-off for a buyer. Stick to colors like gray, white, and tan when choosing new colors, and opt for lighter colors that brighten a space rather than shades that are too dark.

If you have trouble choosing a color, you can visit your local hardware store and ask someone in the paint department to help. You can also get several samples of shades that you like and paint them on the walls to see how they look. Just be aware that even the samples can be a bit misleading because it is hard to imagine how they will look covering the whole space.


Selling and Buying a Home at the Lake of the Ozarks

If you are considering selling your home, it is also time to start thinking about the home that you are going to move into - if you have not already! Team Lasson is ready to help you buy your next home with mortgages at the Lake of the Ozarks. Buying and selling at the same time can be a little overwhelming, but choosing a team who can help you navigate the purchase of your new home can help make part of the process easier! Visit our website to learn more about our mortgage services at the Lake of the Ozarks or to submit your application. We look forward to assisting you on this next part of your journey!

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Michael Lasson
Senior Loan Officer
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Osage Beach, MO 65065

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