March 15, 2018

Spring is just around the corner, and that means the height of real estate season. If you’re considering putting your home on the market in the near future, consider some of these home upgrades to help sell your home quickly and at a great price.

Bathroom Renovations

Whether minor or extensive, a bathroom renovation can give you a good return on your investment and can make your home look more attractive to buyers. If you’re on a tight budget, consider minor upgrades like re-caulking around your tub and toilet, updating the faucets and fixtures, and installing better lighting. On the more expensive side, a full bathroom remodel with new tile, low-flow toilets, double vanities and ample storage is a good way to go.


Adding some curb appeal to your home is a great way to attract potential homebuyers. If your lawn is looking sad, consider laying new sod for a quick fix. Trim any shrubs around your entryway or pathways, and plant shrubs and flowers in a variety of heights to add some dimension.

Small Kitchen Upgrades

You don’t have to do a full kitchen renovation right before you sell your home. Instead, fix some of the cosmetic features to give your kitchen a facelift. If your cabinets look dated, consider painting them a brighter colour – white is always a favourite – and replacing the handles and knobs. Install a backsplash above your counters, install pot lighting and consider replacing your kitchen floor if it’s really looking past its best.

Exterior Facelift

If you really want to put your home’s best face forward, do some small exterior upgrades that make a big impact. If you can, consider replacing, painting, or cleaning your vinyl siding. Remove any awnings from your windows and doors (this looks dated), and paint your front door an attractive colour. If you have a larger budget and your windows need to be replaced, this is a great thing to do before putting your house on the market.

Add Another Room

Do you have an empty attic in your home? Would you have the space for a sunroom extension into your backyard? While not necessarily a quick or easy upgrade, adding another room to your home can give you a big return on your investment. Consider turning that empty attic into a guest bedroom (bonus points if you can also include an ensuite bathroom), or add a sunroom onto your home for some extra living space.

Basement Renovation

If your basement is unfinished or unusable as a living space, a basement renovation is a great way to add some more square footage to your home without an extension. Be sure to address any moisture issues before remodeling, and cover concrete floors with carpeting for warmth. You can choose to turn your basement into a full suite for guests, or use it as a recreational space with a bar or theatre and room for games.

If you’re thinking about moving, consider building a custom home! With a custom home, you can get all of the features you want out of your home. Contact Dan Clayton Homes to learn more about building a custom home in Guelph.

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