Selling Your Home: Improvements on a Budget

Tips from CertaPro Painters of Toms River, NJ

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Preparing to Sell Your Home?

Once you’ve made the decision to sell your house, of course you want prospective buyers to notice all its wonderful features. However, creating an appealing market-ready home involves several steps. While listing your house can feel like a daunting process, fear not. CertaPro Painters of Toms River, NJ, offer some budget-friendly tips to ensure your house shines to its fullest market potential – without breaking the bank. 

Kitchen Update

Sand & Repaint Cabinets – this can typically be done for less than 50% of the cost of removing old cabinets and installing new cabinets. For the new shade, we suggest a neutral shade, such as the colors listed below.

3 best colors to paint kitchen cabinets

Repaint Kitchen Islands – while there is a noticeable trend to have the island be an accent with a shade of blue or other attractive color, we suggest keeping it simple for your budget and to attract as many people as possible to your home. The buyers can always spend the money to add a personalized accent with the island if they so choose.

Don’t just take our word for it – check out one of our recent kitchen painting projects.

Bathroom Update

Bathrooms are often a make-or-break component of a new home for potential buyers. It’s important to give the bathroom an update by replacing or repainting pieces that are showing signs of wear. Consider these projects:

Remove Wallpaper

Wallpaper tends to crack and peel over time, especially in the bathroom. In addition, all the continual moisture has likely led to some discoloration and potential mildew. Before putting your home on the market, consider replacing your current wallpaper.


Paint Vanity

The vanity is the centerpiece of the bathroom, and so you want it to looks as clean and accessible as possible. This vanity was recently repainted by CertaPro Painters of Toms River, NJ

bathroom vanity gray with brown counter

Reglaze Tub or Shower

The glaze on your tub is likely not something you often think about, but it is subject to a lot of wear and tear. Reglazing your tub or shower before putting your home on the market can ensure that your bathroom looks as new as the rest of your home.

tub before and after glazing

Paint Tiles

Finally, the tiles on your bathroom floor and walls have the potential to make your bathroom shine - but they can also make your bathroom appear dirty if not given an occasional refresh.

painting bathroom tiles

Updating Your Color Scheme

While it’s a big task, adjusting the color scheme of your overall interior can do a lot to increase your home’s marketability. Paint over colors to make rooms more neutral overall.  Some favorite neutrals are:

Sherwin Williams

  • Alabaster (SW 7008)
  • Oyster White (SW 7637)
  • Mindful Gray (SW 7016)
  • Repose Gray (SW 7015)
  • Sea Salt, which is great for SWFL (6204)
  • Quicksilver (SW 6245)

Benjamin Moore

  • Pale Oak (OC-20)
  • Edgecomb Gray (HC 173)
  • Revere Pewter (HC 172)

Check out some of our interior painting projects.

Additional Home Upgrades That Can Make A Big Impact Include:

change light fixture

Change Lighting Fixtures

red front door

Paint the Front Door

power wash

Pressure Wash Exterior Surfaces


Paint Your Trim and Ceilings

red mailbox

Paint the Mailbox

window cleaning

Clean the Windows

Ready to Get Your Home in Tip-Top Shape?

You don’t have to handle it on your own – CertaPro Painters of Toms River, NJ are here to help your home reach its full potential. With our services, you’ll be able to sell your home in no time. Don’t believe us? Check out some of our recent reviews, or see our work for yourself in our portfolio.

If you’re preparing to sell your home, contact us to get a free estimate on your home makeover.