If you’re thinking of selling your home, it’s only natural that you would want to make as much money out of it as you can. Many people resort to remodeling their house, but unfortunately, this can be quite costly and there’s no guarantee that you can recoup all the money you invested in renovations once you sell the property. There are certain parts of a house, though, that are guaranteed to increase the value of your property once they’ve been smartened up. The following are just some of those areas:
As staircases are usually situated near the entrance, they are responsible for setting the first impression. Therefore, it’s important to make sure it’s looking its best. If it’s dated, poorly positioned, or broken, it’s time to redesign your entire staircase to make sure its design is up-to-date and that it’s working properly. If you have a newer house, perhaps you could settle for minor cosmetic adjustments like replacing old spindles and balustrades or replacing or entirely removing the carpet lining on it.
Basement spaces aren’t usually the focal point of a house, but you can still make use of it in creative ways. A basement space can be converted into a playroom for kids, an office, a media room, a guest room, or a studio. An extra room with a purpose is guaranteed to add more value to your property. A good basement doesn’t have to be dark and cavernous like most basements are. Investing in good lighting and even adding a bathroom can increase the value of your renovations even more.
Remodeling your kitchen can add tons of value to your home, but it’s here where you should be careful. It’s quite costly to make renovations to a kitchen, so make sure you plan accordingly to ensure that you’ll be able to recoup all the time, effort, and money you’ll be investing into a kitchen make-over. Try starting small by adding useful appliances, making necessary repairs to broken appliances, or even putting a breezy window over your sink. You could also save money by DIY-ing as much as possible and only sticking to the most necessary and urgent upgrades.
Gloomy, cramped rooms are absolutely detrimental to increasing real estate value. It’s no question that a bright and airy house has more appeal to potential buyers. Increase the natural charm of your property by adding more windows to your home and opening it up to create a balanced flow of natural light. Strategically placing windows on your ceiling, also called skylights, can also help immerse your indoor surroundings in natural light. If possible, knocking down some walls to create an open floor plan can make your home feel larger than it really is.
Everyone knows that first impressions matter most. That’s why curb appeal is one significant detail of your home that you shouldn’t overlook. Your home’s exterior is the first impression that anyone will get of your property. A good first impression of a house can add 5% to its value and more guaranteed sales. Make sure that your driveway is sufficiently paved, that your lawn is manicured and properly maintained, and that the exterior of your house’s paint is fresh and its details are pristine.
These small but substantial fixes will add value to your property and might just guarantee the successful sale of your home.