What are the top 5 BEST quick home renos to boost the value of your home before listing in Calgary’s market?

 1. Painting – Fresh and Simple

Cost: $1000-$3000 (depending on house size, paint product, and labor)

Buyers are looking for neutral hues like white, beige, or soft grey throughout. We’ve been hearing more and more how it is a turnoff for buyers when each room is a different color. Several well placed accent walls may be a good idea, but keep in mind you cannot predict the taste of buyers.

Hardwood flooring is the most desired floor covering Calgary homebuyers expect

2. Flooring Revamp

Average $750 for a single room to 5 figures for outfitting a large home with a luxury product.

Buyers may prefer a homogeneous flooring look. Experts say many customers anticipate hardwood or synthetic vinyl hardwood.

Whatever is in your home, we would prioritize removing outdated carpet, such as brightly colored carpet, and worn carpet.

If you are just replacing certain sections, make sure it complements the other existing floor. Do not mix two types of hardwood, or a synthetic hardwood and a real hardwood. Do not mix two different wood grains, styles or colors in close proximity.

Updated Calgary Kitchen

3. Kitchen Cabinetry: Before selling your home, take advantage of some of Calgary’s low-cost kitchen retrofitting contractors.  

Costs range from $500+

We still recommend white, simple, sleek kitchen designs. There are a few contractors in Calgary who specialize in quickly updating dated kitchen cabinetry. If the kitchen contains different colors, painting the walls white will help lighten the room. New hardware, such as hand pulls, can also enhance kitchen cabinets.

4. Replace old kitchen appliances

Costs $500-$15000

Start with the fridge and stove, and then consider adding other appliances like dishwasher, wine fridge, etc. There are some great scratch-and-dent appliance stores in Calgary provide excellent value for updating your homes appliances.

Do you need to explain to guests the one weird trick you need to do to make sure your dishwasher does not spill water everywhere? Definitely not something a buyer is going to want to deal with.

cleaners detailing a house in Calgary

5. Detail cleaning professionals may pay for themselves.


Bathrooms, garages, carpets, tile grout, whatever it may be, you should really just pay attention to what your Realtor suggests in terms of cleaning. If you invest time into removing stains and grit that may have actually been there since before you can remember, buyers will notice.

Need some cleaning tips? Other ideas on how to boost curb appeal, or need to know how to revamp your property before selling? Drop us a line!

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