What kind of updating will add value to your home and help with resale when the time comes to sell?
The answer is: “Only the ones that future buyers will appreciate and be willing to pay you for!
Adding function, as well as tending to cosmetic updates will add to the appeal of your home to prospective buyers. And that is whom you want to please. Taste and current trends can also affect the value of an update. It is usually worth the money to employ an interior designer for a one hour design consult. Let professional eyes see your space and give you suggestions for now and later.
Areas to focus upon:
- Kitchen and/or bathrooms. Always remember, the kitchen is the heart of the home! Whether you need a minor or major remodel, updating the kitchen or bathrooms in your home will yield a high return on investment. Stay timeless with your updates, while paying attention to subtle trends.
- Clean, clean, clean. Make your house look like a model home. Spotless!
- Lighten and brighten your rooms. Paint rooms white or with a light color paint to neurtalize your space. Add skylights, windows, or French doors.
- Revamp the exterior. Updated landscaping will draw in buyers before they even walk through the door. Keep your shrubs, trees, and grass trimmed and tidy. Pressure clean the walkway to your front door. Add lots of color with groups of vibrant plants and/or by painting the front door an eye-catching color.