If you’re planning on selling your home—today or in the future—there are two rooms in your house that carry the most weight for buyers. By focusing your attention on these hot spots, or “make it or break it” rooms in your home, you’ll guarantee a better experience and a quicker sale!

What are the two most important rooms in your house?

The kitchen and the master bathroom.

Buyers tend to inspect and show more interest in your kitchen and master bath over any other room. So, while touching up paint and clearing up clutter will do for the rest of your home, spicing up the kitchen and master bath should definitely be pushed to the top of your to-do list.

Before you plan your kitchen and master bath updates, make sure you do your homework. What do these home areas look like in the rest of your neighborhood? Try to appease the majority of buyers by planning your updates ahead of time. Just because you like vibrant orange walls doesn’t mean buyers will find it appealing!

Check up on the craftsmanship of kitchens and baths in other homes for sale. This will help you decide what trends are currently popular and where to allocate resources. The goal is to make your home appealing to the masses without wasting money or overinvesting.

The Kitchen

KitchenIsland2The kitchen is by far the most important room in your home, which is why a kitchen upgrade will dramatically increase your home value. Depending on the current state of your kitchen, an upgrade could be a paint job or a complete overhaul. Simply improve your kitchen elements with a cost-effective strategy and the housing market in mind.

Here’s what you can do to touch up your kitchen for buyers:

  • Clean, resurface, and/or refinish cabinets
  • Replace cabinet hardware
  • Upgrade appliances
  • Consider new lighting fixtures
  • Touch up paint or apply a fresh coat
  • Install a new faucet
  • Clear away clutter (this is KEY)
  • Organize and update storage

The Master Bath

Fairfax Master BathSimilar to the kitchen, a remarkable master bath is a key selling point in the market today, so make sure to give it some TLC. It can be tricky to update in an affordable way, but here are some little things you can do to stage a master bath and win the hearts of buyers.

  • Install a new faucet
  • Update light fixtures
  • Brighten up the room with new mirrors
  • Refresh the overall look with new storage and towel racks
  • Deep clean and organize as much as possible

New fixtures and decluttering are the key elements to helping the most important rooms in your home stand out and make the sale. Never underestimate the power of a well-appointed kitchen and master bath. These home hot spots can truly make it or break it for perspective buyers.