Home Repairs You Must Complete Before Selling

Top 8 Home Repairs You Must Complete Before Selling

Summer Maintenance Checklist: Home Repairs You Must Complete Before Selling

It’s difficult to imagine sinking money into home repairs prior to listing. But, in order to get the most up-to-date value for your home, it’s important to tackle necessary repair work against everyday wear and tear. Take a look at these top home repairs you must complete before selling this summer!

Kitchen

The cost of replacing countertops can be substantial and should be avoided prior to selling your home. With affordable remodeling solutions like surface refinishing, you no longer have to tear out and replace your kitchen countertops to make them beautiful again! Refinishing is a unique, multi-step process that repairs damage to the existing surface including burns, knife marks, scratches or chips. The surface is then thoroughly cleaned before applying a durable, new finish for an upgraded look at a fraction of the cost of replacement. Refinishing your countertops will transform the look of your kitchen and give it that ‘wow’ factor that buyers desire!

Bathroom

If any of your bathroom surfaces are hard to clean, discolored or damaged, surface refinishing is highly recommended. Surface repair and refinishing can extend the life of your existing bathroom fixtures up to 15 years or more. This budget-friendly alternative to removal and replacement will help you return your outdated bathroom fixtures to like-new condition in as little as two days or less.

Top 8 Home Repairs You Must Complete Before Selling

BEFORE: Outdated and discolored

The brighter, cleaner and more modernized your bathroom appears, the better! Surface refinishing will allow you to upgrade your bathroom at an affordable rate, while significantly boosting the value of your home. Investing money into key selling areas of the home like your bathroom translates into a quicker sale for an even higher price!

Top 8 Home Repairs You Must Complete Before Selling

AFTER: Beautifully refinished to like-new condition!

Lighting

Buyers out in the market today prefer homes with an upscale appearance. Consider swapping out any outdated or dull lighting fixtures for brand new ones. This is an inexpensive fix that will easily update the ambiance of your home prior to listing it. And best of all, you don’t need a professional to install new lighting fixtures either. Shop stores like Wayfair, Lowe’s and Home Depot for the latest trends and selections in home lighting.

Small Repairs

To significantly increase the resale value of your home, repairs must be done. Setting aside time to make even the smallest repairs like to leaking faucets and loose door knobs is a relatively simple fix, but will certainly pay off in the end. 100% functionality is important to future home buyers, especially when it comes down to home inspection. Remember, taking care of even the smallest repairs before listing your home will help you to avoid the risk of price reductions.

Top 8 Home Repairs You Must Complete Before Selling

Exterior Repair

Don’t overlook the exterior of your home, as it happens to be one of the very first things a prospective buyer will notice. Setting a good first impression from the outside of the home is just as important as the inside. If you have worn shingles, torn screens or damaged windows, you must make repairs as necessary. Exterior repairs translate to home curb appeal!

Gutters

A clean and clear gutter free of leaves and debris is one that flows freely. Cleaning your gutter is always a good idea, as it can become easily filled with debris over time. After your gutter has been cleared of any accumulated debris, use a garden hose to flush it. This will help you spot any leaks that need to be repaired. A regular gutter cleaning prevents damage to your landscaping and siding. And when it comes to home inspection, your gutter will surely be in the clear!

Cleaning gutters during the summer time.

Clean gutters during the summer time.

Neutral Wall Colors

You may find your home’s color palette attractive but ask yourself if it will it be suitable for a future home buyer. Believe it or not, wall color is a big deciding factor for prospective home buyers. In fact, Real estate professionals recommend sticking to neutral paint shades like white, cream, beige or a soft grey. Not only will lighter wall colors visually create more space, but they’re likely to appeal to most home buyer’s taste. If you have neutral wall colors in your home already, be sure to touch up chipped paint and patch up any holes.

Clean Carpet

Replace carpet that is worn, stained, or simply just the wrong color. In some cases, professional carpet cleaning can restore the look and feel of your carpet to almost like-new condition. However, if carpet stains remain noticeable after cleaning treatment, it’s best to replace it before listing your home. The good news is carpet replacement is reasonably priced and will add major resale value to your home.

To learn more about affordable ways to add value to your home, check out our website here or call to schedule a free estimate today at 855-212-7337. Click here to locate a Miracle Method location near you!

The Right Way to Repair Outdated and Worn Countertops

Do you have outdated and worn countertops in your kitchen and bathroom? Is your grout becoming extremely difficult to clean? Interested in a remodeling option, but can’t afford costly countertop replacements? If you are looking for a money-savings alternative to replacing your countertops, surface refinishing is the solution for you.

Miracle Method is the world’s largest surface refinishing company in the United States. Learn how to make your existing tile beautiful again all while fitting your style and budget.

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Tile counters and back-splash refinished to look like new again – and the grout is completely sealed!

4 Amazing Benefits to Remodeling without Replacement

–Refinishing is a process of repairing and restoring existing surfaces to extend their functional life, without replacement.

More Affordable than Replacement

Bring new life to your existing fixtures with Miracle Method’s surface refinishing process, plus avoid the chaotic demolition mess associated with countertop replacement. On average, homeowners save up to 75% by choosing surface refinishing. Don’t spend thousands of dollars replacing your countertops, refinish for a beautiful makeover that won’t break your bank!

Save Time

Don’t stress over a lengthy timeline. Unlike other remodeling options, you can score the kitchen of your dream in days, not weeks. Imagine transforming your kitchen or bathroom in as little as 1-2 days. Miracle Method’s team of technicians complete the refinishing process in a timely manner, so you can start enjoying your kitchen sooner.

Quality

The main goal when selecting a remodeling option is often quality. Choose refinishing for long-lasting results. Miracle Method’s service warranty guarantees quality with proper care and maintenance. Refinishing can add useful life to your existing countertop surfaces for 15 years or more, organically beautiful countertops for many years!

Beauty

Choosing a cost effective solution over replacement doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice an attractive countertop surface with a luxurious appeal. Miracle Method offers a real stone luster featured in our sophisticated line of Natural Accents®, a collection of countertop finishes available in a variety of colors and textures to complement all types of décor.

Visit one of Miracle Method’s showrooms to see the beauty for yourself. Call 855-212-7337 for a free countertop refinishing estimate or click here for more information.

 

Hiring a Professional vs DIY Countertop Refinishing

DIY is super trendy for 2016. Just spend about 5 minutes on Pinterest and you will see everything from DIY cabinet refinishing to installing pallet walls. Often, doing it yourself is a great option – you can not only save money, but you can do it exactly the way you want, rather than relying on someone else to bring your vision to fruition. YouTube and Pinterest are both great resources for step-by-step instructions and videos on DIY projects. There are some projects that are however, not well suited for DIY and refinishing a bathtub or countertop is one of them.

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We know, because Miracle Method is often called in the midst of DIY refinishing jobs to save the day. Here are just a few examples of what can go wrong when you attempt to refinish yourself:

Potential problems with DIY refinishing

  • DIY products are simply not of the same quality or durability of the industrial grade products we use.
  • DIY options have no bond between coatings and the original surface, so peeling is a common problem.
  • DIY kits are rolled on and highly susceptible to streaking.
  • DIY coatings dry quickly but they don’t cure quickly, so the smallest items can cause dents.
  • DIY topcoats are often not waterproof and may result in a cloudy appearance in addition to being “soft” and scratched easily.
  • Safety – refinishing chemicals are strong and require use of a respirator – not just a dust mask, most do-it-yourselfers are not equipped with proper safety equipment, increasing their risk of injury or harm.

Professional, Beautiful & Durable Refinishing

Do yourself a huge favor and save yourself a massive headache by using a professional when it comes to refinishing. DIY is just not fun when it wastes time and money on something that won’t last or doesn’t work. Miracle Method’s refinishes can last 15 years and longer with proper care – which is why we have the best warranty in the industry.

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Benefits of hiring a quality professional from Miracle Method

  • Two- phase cleaning process removes dirt, grease & build-up from original surface.
  • Burn marks, knife cuts, chips and scratches are completely repaired.
  • Miracle Method’s proprietary bonding agent ensures coatings have a molecular bond to the original surface to minimize any chance of peeling.
  • Over 30 Natural Accent® colors to choose from, applied using a high tech spray process to ensure a smooth and even finish.
  • Waterproof acrylic clear coat for a beautiful, high-quality result.
  • Professional masking to protect surrounding fixtures, cabinetry and walls from any overspray or damage!

Leave your countertop refinishing projects to the pros at Miracle Method. Find a Miracle Method location near you or call today for a FREE estimate 855-212-7337.

Holiday College Work

Colleges and universities campuses across the country are celebrating the holidays with large refinishing projects. Miracle Method’s refinishing process is a cost-effective way to update restroom tile floors, walls and even partitions and vanities quickly over winter, summer and spring breaks. Students returning to college dorms and campus restrooms are astounded by the results of the modern transformations.

Thanks to Miracle Method, thousands of students will be returning to updated showers, tile floors and vanities in residence halls, locker rooms and academic buildings.  Some of the schools using Miracle Method over the holidays include The University of Alabama, Michigan State University, University of Illinois, New Mexico State, Augustana College, University of Texas, SUNY Fredonia, LSU, Illinois Wesleyan University, Georgia Tech and Wharton County Jr. College.

i-xV3CGVv-X2i-xRdWhs8-X2i-6DXpSkn-X2i-2PhCRDs-X2Miracle Method’s goal is to be able to provide colleges and universities from across the United States and Canada with affordable and durable surface refinishing solutions.  Facility Manager count on Miracle Method to effectively maintain quality living spaces for their students.  Take a look at some incredible refinishing work from Miracle Method right here!

We’re off to New York for the Annual IHMRS

This is our fourth year to attend the IHMRS, and we’re proud to be their premier provider of surface finishing services!  IHMRS Logo

The International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show (IHMRS) is the hospitality and tourism industry’s largest and most comprehensive trade show. It attracts owners, operators, and buyers from every hospitality sector around the world.

This year, the IHMRS is anticipating an estimated 16,000 attendees—many of them looking for remodeling and designs that enrich their guest’s experience while enhancing their bottom line.

And that’s what we do best!

We will demonstrate how our process saves both time and money while solving a lot of the most common problems facing hotels and motels, resorts, country clubs, and military lodging today:

  • Worn bathtubs
  • Surrounds
  • Damaged vanities

We can restore a room to service in as little as 3 days, instead of weeks for removing and replacing tile. And we permanently seal tile grout, making it mold- and mildew-resistant and easier to maintain long term.

We expect a great turnout and believe that this show will further establish Miracle Method as a leader in the hospitality and tourism industry.

The IHMRS will be held this year at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, NY, November 9 – 11.

And, with more than 135 offices across the US and Canada, Miracle Method can provide its services to virtually any hotel, motel, or restaurant.  To learn more about Miracle Method, visit http://www.miraclemethod.com/commercial, or call 855-212-7337.