Tal and I are thinking about selling our house in the near future. For that reason, we spent last week doing repairs to get our house ready for sale (while Grandma Barbara took care of Savannah at the beach for a week). Since we're reluctant to invest a lot more into our house, Tal and I chose necessary, cost-effective fixes that (hopefully) will increase our chances of selling our house quickly.
1. To increase our house's curb appeal, Tal's uncle Kenny replaced the rusty gold lights on our front porch with a pair of $20 black lights:
2. Tal and Uncle Kenny removed the tacky blue sponge-painted counter top (that came with our house) in our master bathroom and installed a $60 laminate counter top from Home Depot. To save money, we kept the same sinks and faucets:
3. I replaced the gold knobs on the cabinet doors in our master bath with the silver ones below:
4. Tal and Kenny tore out the leaky, rotten windowsill in our master bath and built a new frame around the window. Tal and I primed and painted the window after Tal caulked the seams:
5. To appeal to more buyers, I painted over the red wall in our stairway with the same neutral buff color we have in the lower level of our house:
6. Tal and Kenny replaced 15 rotten pieces of siding around our house. Tal and I plan to have the exterior of our house repainted within the next couple months:
7. In an effort to create a positive first impression, I repainted our peeling mailbox post (with a missing number) and nailed on updated black house numbers: