It’s the season for selling homes, and even if you’re not on the housing market, now is the time many of us consider if our home is–or could be–sellable. If you’re thinking about a possible move in the future, what are the ways you can add value to your home?
“Kitchens sell homes” is a common mantra of agents. And it’s true: home buyers often see the kitchen as a litmus test. Updating your kitchen with a renovation or remodel will add value to your home, as well as make it more likely to sell. Updated and energy-efficient appliances, new countertops and cabinetry, fresh flooring, and new faucet fixtures: your kitchen will look refreshed and ready for buyers after making these changes.
Bathroom remodels are another standard value-add for any home. Replacing the tile, updating fixtures, changing the counters, and adding new lighting fixtures will all help add value. If you’re looking for a full renovation, consider making your bathroom universally accessible by widening doorways, lowering light switches, and putting in a walk-in shower. While these features may not be needed right now, a home prepared for older or disabled residents increases its value.
The renovations that add the most value to your home are often exterior. Along with repairing siding, replacing windows, and cleaning up the landscape, adding or refinishing your outdoor space will elevate the value of your home significantly. Consider building a deck, a screened-in porch, or multi-purpose patio in order to increase the value.
If you’re interested in a renovation or remodel, contact us today!