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Remodeling a fixer-upper can be extremely rewarding. Whenever I moved into my current home, I certainly didn’t like the way it looked. The flooring was crumbling, the wallpaper was peeling, and the appliances were malfunctioning. So I decided to begin an extensive renovation project. I installed hardwood floors, removed wallpaper, and invested in shiny stainless steel appliances for my kitchen. The results were stunning. Have you recently purchased a fixer-upper? Consider hiring a remodeling contractor to help you transform your new place into the home of your dreams. By working with a reputable remodeling contractor, your renovation will likely be less stressful and more successful. On this blog, I hope you will discover the benefits of hiring a remodeling contractor to complete complex renovation tasks. Enjoy!

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Important Minor Apartment Renovations Before Listing For Sale

It's a common occurrence for apartment buyers to identify small problems with a property and then use that as an excuse to pick out any other small issues they can find. Armed with a list of small problems, buyers use it as a reason to submit low-ball offers or make their offers contingent on a pile of annoying repairs.

If future buyers tour your apartment and don't see any areas in need of minor repair or renovation, then they won't focus on things that are wrong, and this frees up their minds to fall in love and make an offer. Once a buyer falls in love with your home, then you can successfully negotiate a great price. 

If you have decided you want to list your apartment for sale and want to do some minor repairs and renovations first, then these items should be on your list:

Updating the Interior Doorknobs

Do you have interior doorknobs you need to turn "just right" to get them to work? This is a sign of aging and deteriorating internal parts and signals it's time to install an upgrade. Since all of the doorknobs in your apartment should match each other, consider finding some nice looking options and upgrade all of them at one time. Replacing a doorknob is a simple DIY project any homeowner with a screwdriver can do.

Replace Discolored or Mismatched Outlets, Outlet Covers, and Light Switches

Since you live in your home every day, you likely don't notice things like yellowed outlet covers or a cracked light switch cover in the spare bedroom. However, these things will be like giant beacons for buyers and can distract them from looking at the rooms overall.

To ensure your buyers don't get distracted with such cheap and easy-to-replace things, make note of any discolored or mismatched outlets, outlet covers, or light switch covers and replace them.  

Get Rid of the Shallow Apartment-Standard Sink

When walking into a kitchen, there's a good chance many buyers will look in the sink longer than checking out anything else. Anyone who has lived in an apartment or mobile home and had to deal with a small, shallow kitchen sink wants a big, deep sink when they buy a new place.

No one wants a tiny kitchen sink or one that's too shallow to comfortably wash the turkey roasting pan on Thanksgiving, so if your home has one, then it must be replaced before listing your apartment for sale.

If you notice other issues that you can't fix on your own, contact a local company like Carmel Construction Inc. to help with your renovations.