Whether you are thinking of remodeling your home substantially or not so much, here are some tried and true things you can do to increase the value of your home. The next time you remodel your home try to add some of these pointers into your budget so you can make your efforts cost effective.
DON'T GO OVERBOARD ON APPLIANCES
Not going overboard on kitchen appliances is a big one. Buying stoves and fridges at top dollar definitely increases your investment in the house but may not increase the perception to the buy that your kitchen is state of the art. For instance, a mid-range stove may look just as good as, or better than a stove that is top dollar. When you are remodeling to sell you want to spend a lot of time thinking about buyer perception. Don't get carried away however, the kitchen should perform as well as it looks.
KEEP TABS ON YOUR BUILDERS
If you hired a builder or remodeler to do the work for you, you should make sure that time their time is well spent working. You should make sure that you are getting a fair price, and you can do that by shopping around when you first want to do remodeling. You should make sure that they are using materials that aren't going to break, weather, burn, stain before they start on the project. You should make sure that they can communicate with you on what they will be doing and what they have done. And lastly you should make sure to do some preemptive investigating. When investigating, try and get a look at the remodeler’s past projects.
ADD CHARACTER TO YOUR PROJECTS
Adding character is easy. Adding character to a kitchen can be as easy as adding colorful, stylish tiles on the walls next to your counter tops. You can add a little rustic style by using browns, oranges, and reds to a project. Adding light to a room or using less light can change the look and feel dramatically too.
ADD EXTRA FUNCTIONALITY TO YOUR AREAS
This is also easy if you add a little thought into your plans. For instance, adding large drawers to the kitchen will allow for more storage space for pots and pans. Also adding shelves can improve storage space all over the house. Adding a window to a dark room will brighten the mood dramatically. Just put a little thought into it and you will find something to improve that is valuable to the buyer.
Increasing the value of your home could be the difference between selling for what you want and not getting what you want for the project. The highest perceived value is in having a great place where people want to spend time.
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