When we’re looking for a new property we all have our own wish lists and, most of the time, a fancy new kitchen and bathroom will be right at the top of those lists. So when you’re planning on selling your property you need to consider yourself as a buyer first. Remodeling can add value to your home and help you sell it more quickly, but you need to find the best way to invest your money in order to get the biggest return. These are some of the best remodels you can do to add value to your home.
Everyone is looking for that ideal kitchen. Unsurprisingly, it’s one of the most important features on people’s wish lists when they’re choosing a home and it’s a room that’s often the center of the household. By remodeling your kitchen and giving it that modern aesthetic it will appeal to more buyers. You don’t have to go over the top with a kitchen remodel but make sure it’s something you like yourself if you’re planning on living with it. While kitchen remodels can be pricey, you can choose high quality materials on the areas that people want most, such as countertops.
Much like the kitchen, a modernized bathroom is usually high on buyers’ wish lists. Whether it’s the master bathroom or the family bathroom, updating your tiles and fitting a stylish bathtub or shower can deliver just the touch of luxury that many people want. It’s also wise to keep at least one bathtub in your home, as this can be a good selling point, especially in family homes.
New windows will help keep your home more insulated and energy efficient, meaning your heating and cooling bills will be a lot less. This can be a huge advantage for people looking to purchase a home. Windows can be an expensive outlay but the investment and resale potential is definitely worth it.
Making sure that your home looks good on the outside will help draw buyers inside. New windows can also help with this but keeping your home well maintained, with clean guttering, will ensure it looks and stays up to date. Simply tidying up your yard can often work wonders. If you’re looking to boost your curb appeal, you could perhaps invest in a front porch to add a more welcoming feel.
Extending the size of your home can be a fantastic idea, especially if you live in a desired neighborhood. It’s best to check with other home prices in your neighborhood first if you’re planning on extending only for resale. Adding a third, fourth or fifth bedroom to your home can boost your property’s value and make it more appealing to families. Creating a finished basement can also add value, especially if you choose to create a self-contained unit that could act as a livable space for a teenager or elderly relative. Adding an extra bathroom to your home can be a good investment, as well as extending your living space.