Renovating your home doesn’t only matter from an aesthetic perspective. After all, fixing up your home is a great investment if you decide to sell. Just ask yourself some questions. How much do you want to spend to renovate your home and what will it get you in return? What are the best renovation features that will appeal to potential buyers when you decide to sell?
One thing’s for sure – by changing or enhancing different elements in your home, you will be able to increase its resell value.
To start on the right foot, here are five improvements that will help you add significant value to your home.
Interior Designer: The Design Practice
1. Remodel the kitchen
The kitchen is considered the centrepiece of the house for good reasons. Today, a modern kitchen immediately appeals to prospective buyers as it’s the place where they’ll probably spend a great deal of time.
If you plan to boost the value of your home, it doesn’t mean you have to transform your kitchen entirely. Keep in mind that even a smaller investment can create major impact.
To give your kitchen a modern feel, start by adding new appliances, a new countertop and flooring to give the space a completely fresh look. Also, don’t forget to apply a fresh coat of paint to the walls, and change the cabinets, drawer fronts and handles. This can instantly breathe new life into the space.
Interior Designer: AD. I. WRKS
2. Spruce up the bathroom
Similar to the kitchen, bathrooms are also considered the most important rooms to update. Start by replacing the old floor and if the tub and shower don’t look too sharp, make them more aesthetically appealing by changing the tiles. If you don’t want to invest too much, small repairs such as painting the walls and fixing old light fixtures can do wonders as well.
Interior Designer: Prozfile Design
3. Functional renovations are a big up
Functional renovations are an important contributor to the value of your home. Considered more than mere cosmetic features, these renovations can be walk-in wardrobes, and partitioning that allows your space to double up as kitchen and living room. Although these renovations are a big up, the downside is they can also cost you more.
Interior Designer: Schemacraft
4. Light it up
If you have old-fashioned lights in your home, replace them with some modern fixtures that can make the space look brighter and airier. If you’re still using a ceiling fan and light, you can also replace this with a more modern option. For instance, down-lights look fancy in most environments and lighting can be used to play up other pieces of decor in the home, boosting up the property’s appeal.
Interior Designer: KDOT Associates
5. Update the storage room
To a modern family, some additional space to store your things is a big bonus – and it sells. If you lack the space to add more closets or other storage spaces, you can consider redesigning the available space. Built-ins such as nifty dresses with secret compartments or benches that double up as shoe drawers are extremely attractive to any buyer and a hidden storage will surely wow your potential buyers.
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