Refinish the front door
To create a welcoming first impression and boost curb appeal, Santiago recommended refinishing the front door. Sand the door first before staining or painting it to smooth the surface and remove any blemishes in the wood. Finish with a protective polyurethane clear coat.
Paint the interior of the home with a bright, neutral color
When it comes to high-traffic areas—such as kitchens, living rooms or entryways—Santiago said a bright, neutral color will subtly draw attention to the room. Neutral colors include off-white, beige and gray hues.
Replace living room carpet with vinyl plank flooring
Carpets can trap common allergens such as dust mites and pet dander, and they can also be more susceptible to wear and tear from furniture, Santiago said. Vinyl plank flooring boasts a longer lifespan.
Upgrade worn fences and gates
An old or dilapidated fence can detract from a home’s curb appeal. By investing in a new fence or gate replacement, homeowners can increase resale value of their property, Santiago said.
Revitalize the home’s exterior with a fresh coat of paint
A fresh paint job, Santiago said, is an essential home makeover that will add life and durability to a home’s appeal. New paint can last a home up to 25 years and adds value to both potential buyers and long-term homeowners alike.