You’ve been thinking about selling your home for a while. But as you look around, you can’t help but notice so many projects need to be done before listing your property. So where do you start remodeling your home to get the most resale value? Read on to find out what projects you should be concentrating on!
For most people, the kitchen is the first room of the house they look at when buying a new place. It is the heart of the home and updates in this room tend to pay off more than other rooms. But this does not mean you should go overboard and renovate everything. Sometimes a deluxe kitchen can actually hurt you. If you have a historic home, keep the upgrades to a minimal and keep the integrity of the historic kitchen. Keep the kitchen in proportion to the rest of the house. While a huge kitchen with every amenity possible might sound lovely, if it takes away room from the living room or dining room it could be disaster for your wallet. Not many people will want a fancy, deluxe kitchen that doesn’t feel homey. Keep your remodeling to a fresh coat of paint, new counter tops, replacing the cabinets if necessary, and new energy efficient appliances will help you sell your kitchen.
It is simple math: two is better than one, especially when it comes to bathrooms. One of the best ways to add value onto your home is by installing another bathroom. For a half-bath, you need at least 18 square feet so consider larger closets in common areas or the area under your stairs. If you want a full bathroom with a stand-up shower, you will need 30 square feet and a bathroom with a bathtub needs to have at least 35 square feet. This addition will add a lot of value onto your home and you are sure to earn back your money.
In today’s market, energy-efficiency is a huge bonus. Adding new energy-efficiency fixtures and appliances to your home is always a great idea. Think about adding energy-efficient windows to get rid of drafts and to keep your heating and cooling costs to a minimum while selling your home. Insulation can also help keep your costs low while letting you enjoy the benefits during your last few months in the home.
There are many different projects you can do to help add resale value into your home. Spend your money wisely and you will be able to recoup the losses in no time! For more information on selling your home, call Simply Referable today!
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