If you are looking to add value to your home, well here are a few ways you can do it. Keep in mind planning is a big part of any remodeling project and having the right contractor can help.
Upgrade the Kitchen
Almost any real estate expert will say the greatest return on an upgrade investment is the kitchen. You don’t have to do a complete overhaul to add value. Keep in mind that allowing more open square footage is always a value builder. Taking out a wall and settling with an island can help achieve that. Cabinetry tends to be the high cost in a kitchen renovation. Go quality, but try to find cabinetry that won’t put you in the red. Some popular items are stainless steel appliances, natural tile, stained wood cabinets. These small things may not add true value to your home but when at sale can entice your buyer.
Make Your Bathroom Beautiful
Of all the rooms in the house, the Bathroom needs the most love. It needs to function and look beautiful. Today, people want to feel like they are in a spa. Try granite or marble with your countertops, stainless steel faucets, and make sure your lighting is well placed and bright. The big seller is a larger tub with spa-like showerheads, wood, and stone features. Remember to not get too dark. You will want white or light-colored paint (If you are staying in your home for a while, paint is not a big deal but if you’re trying to sell it, light neutral paint color can make the difference.
If you have a basement, turn it into a recreational room, study or bedroom. This will add livable square footage. With a little sheetrock, paint and great lighting touch you can add considerable value to your home. Having more living space or an extra room is always a selling point.
Plan and Budget
Get an estimate from a good contractor that can help you decide a budget, what materials are cost-effective, and how to build the most value. Always plan to go over budget and this can help you to stay within your budget.