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Simple, Inexpensive Upgrades You Can Make Before Selling Your Home

When you’re trying to sell your home, you want to squeeze as much value out of it as you can. Some upgrades, like a kitchen remodel, can maximize your value, but they’re also time-consuming and expensive. Here are a few simpler, cheaper upgrades you can make.

Over at, writer Sheiresa Ngo lists a number of inexpensive ways to boost your home’s value. Doorknobs, for example, are easy enough to swap out and they can make a big difference (it’s one of the first things I swapped out when I bought my home). That goes for cabinet and drawer handles, too. Ngo offers a suggestion for picking out the right knobs:

Home renovation expert Brittany Cramer said one thing you should keep in mind when updating door knobs is the home’s era. “One of my favorite pieces of advice to give folks is to consider the era of the home before purchasing and installing accessories. You might be a lover of that wrought iron, Tuscan look, but will that style suit your home?” said Cramer.

Lighting is another area that can make a huge difference, and while light fixtures can get pricey, the payoff might be worth it if your current fixtures are really outdated. Paint, of course, can completely change a room, too. You do, however, want to make sure to pick the right colors.


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