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Renovating For Resale With The Help Of Self Storage

Kitchen Renovations Using Self Storage

If you are planning to sell, doing a few renovations can drastically raise the value of your home. With the use of self storage, you can keep your home clutter-free, and your belongings safe and secure. Taking on a renovation requires time and organization. Below are some helpful suggestions:

Create a Renovation Plan

The first step is to create a plan. What kind of renovations do you want to be doing? A few new coats of paint, or a complete renovation of your kitchen? Find out what needs to be fixed, replaced, or updated. Research what will actually create sale value and what will not. Make a detailed list of what needs to be accomplished and who will be doing it. After you have established a plan, set a budget. Make sure to leave yourself a buffer in case of unexpected costs.

Set Realistic Goals

Renovating will take time. It often may be a few months or considerably longer before everything is complete. Rushing things can result in expensive rework and extending deadlines. Take your time and do it right the first time. Don’t get caught up in your dream renovation when you are planning to sell. Research what will add recoverable costs. Doing a refresh of neutral paint colours while repairing scuffs and dings will make your home more attractive for sale with minimal cost.

Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations

Start by remodeling the rooms that will bring the most value to your home. The return on remodeling kitchens and bathrooms will benefit you the most. If your kitchen layout is practical and efficient, and your cabinets are in good shape, painting them and adding new pulls and knobs can create an attractive modern look to attract buyers.

Installing trendy light fixtures and updating the backsplash will show well. If your current appliances are in good working order, a good cleaning may be enough. If you need to replace appliances, purchase practical universal styles. You will probably not recover your investment if you go too high end for the style of the home. Remember, you want to appeal to as many potential buyers as possible so don't make it overly trendy.

New Flooring and Wall Paint

Upgrading the flooring in your home can make a huge difference. Adding hardwood floors could be expensive, however, there are more affordable options to consider. If you already have hardwood floors that are in reasonable shape, refinishing them will make a significant statement. Replace old carpets, or even install vinyl flooring for a new look.

Painting interior walls with a current neutral colour will freshen up the space and may even make it feel more spacious. If you have the time and talent, you can do the painting yourself to save on labour costs.

Exterior Renovations

Adding to your home’s curb appeal is always a good investment. Refreshing the landscaping will invite potential buyers to come in. Freshen up vinyl siding with a power wash to remove any discolouring from being exposed to the elements. Adding outdoor living areas is an excellent feature to attract buyers. Stage your outdoor space, as well as your interior space. If you have a wooden deck, ensure that it is safe by replacing any worn boards and railings and refresh it with paint or stain.

Keep Your Home Clutter-free

During the renovation process you will want to prevent damaging your belongings. Declutter before you start your renovation. It will save time and potential trips and falls during the renovation. A self storage unit allows you to keep your stuff in a safe and secure environment, away from the dust and dirt a renovation can create. After your renovations are complete and you’re ready to list your house for sale, it will be much easier to stage your house for sale if you have already dealt with any clutter. 

Renting a Self Storage Unit

An indoor, climate-controlled storage unit is the perfect place to keep your household items and furniture. You can also use the storage unit to store renovation materials while renovating and any left overs when your renovation is complete. If you are keeping your kitchen appliances, you can protect them by putting them in storage as well.

Get the extra space you need and rent a storage unit in Edmonton at Elite Self Storage South Edmonton.  At Elite Self Storage Edmonton we offer climate controlled storage units with drive-in loading bays to keep you dry and warm.  We also offer unheated storage units with drive-up access.  Come to Elite for all your personal storage or business storage needs.

Our Elite Self Storage location in St. Albert (formerly know as Riel Park RV & Self Storage) also offers unheated storage units and heated storage units of various sizes.

Rent a storage unit online or call one of our storage rental experts. 

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