If you’re planning to sell your house in the near future, down the road or you’re just wanting to improve your living space, the following tips are ways to renovate that will make you (and your future bank account) thank you.
Not all renovations will actually improve your home value. For instance, an infinity-edge pool. But these seven upgrades will do the trick!
1. Temp-Controlled Square Footage
Convert your garage, attic, screen-in porch or build an entirely new addition. These are all major brownie points for buyers. They do cost a bit of time and money though, so be sure you’re ready for the upfront investment before you start!
2. A Fresh Coat of Paint
It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do! Something neutral, cheerful, light and bright is one of the most inexpensive upgrades you can do!
3. Your Landscaping.
What’s the first thing people see when they arrive at your house? Answer: Your yard. Your home’s curb appeal is relatively simple but has a BIG payoff. Aside from your typical yard upkeep, you can add freshly planted or potted flowers. Adding new mulch makes everything look so much fresher.
4. The Kitchen Fix
Since most trends turn towards minimalism and modernism, more buyers are opting against busy backsplashes and jarring palettes for the kitchen. If your kitchen hasn’t had an upgrade since the ‘70s, it’s time. Simple things such as painting your cabinets or replacing your backsplash will make a huge difference. If you’re in need of new appliances – stainless steel can make the entire kitchen look new.
5. Smart Storage Space
Organizational accents like built-in bookshelves and window seats with storage underneath are stylish, practical and add their own character to the house. If you have limited closet space, simple solutions like adding extra shelves, hooks, and rods can help increase storage and decrease the worries of potential buyers.
6. Big-Impact Bathroom Upgrades
Bathrooms are tiny enough that you can make changes such as replacing a sink or tub to make a massive impact. Claw-foot tubs, frameless shower doors, and freestanding sinks are trendy right now. If you’re looking for a smaller investment, a fresh coat of paint, new hardware quick re-glazing and re-caulking the tub can also make the room feel shiny and new.
7. Solid Flooring
If you’re looking for a high-impact upgrade, hardwood flooring can dramatically transform your home just like a fresh coat of paint! Avoid using carpet though… Hard floor surfaces appeal to more people as they are easier to clean and hardwood feels aesthetically sophisticated.