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If you’re looking to put your house on the market, you want to get the most bang for your buck. Of course, it’s easy to spend tons of money making your house ready for showing, but here are 5 DIYs you can do this weekend, without breaking the bank.

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If you’re looking to put your house on the market, you want to get the most bang for your buck.

If you’re looking to put your house on the market, you want to get the most bang for your buck.

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Neutralize Your Walls

A fresh coat of paint can transform a space. Soft white and light grey are current and classic wall colors. Anything too dark might scare off older buyers, while anything in a brown tone will read as outdated. Pick a couple shades darker than your baseboards and door frames to add a sleek and subtle style.

New Kitchen Hardware

Arguably the most important room in a home, the kitchen can easily

become an expensive and time consuming room to renovate. If you have limited time and money to put down on this room however, a couple simple fixes are to install a new sink and faucet, and new cabinet handles and drawer knobs, making sure to match the style of your home.

Arguably the most important room in a home, the kitchen can easily become an expensive and time consuming room to renovate. If you have limited time and money to put down on this room however, a couple simple fixes are to install a new sink and faucet, and new cabinet handles and drawer knobs, making sure to match the style of your home.

Floating Shelves

Shelving is a great way to add style while also helping to define a space. Great in any room, floating shelves add storage without over cluttering since they have no visible hardware. Most hardware stores will have a variety of floating shelf options, from raw edge redwood to sleek modern stained woods.

Cordless Blinds

The right window treatments can not only add style and function to a space, but can even add energy efficiency by helping to insulate windows. They are easy to install, cost effective, and can really add a modern touch with features like remote control operation.

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Minor Landscaping

Doing some quick hedge trimming and flower bed weeding does wonders to a home's curb appeal, and it’s all about the curb appeal when you’re trying to sell a house. Spread grass seed over any patchy spots in your lawn and keep it watered and mowed. If you don’t have grass and the time to let it grow, spreading some wood chips and lining the lawn with rocks is a simple and affordable alternative that can be completed in a weekend.