For the last several years, home property values have been decreasing in the United States due to the downturn in the economy. Slowly, but surely the housing market is now making a comeback. Many areas throughout the United States are seeing sufficient increases in home sales. For those who have wanted to put their home on the market, this is very good news. This means that now is a very good time to start considering remodeling your home to increase the value for resale.
If you have a dreary kitchen, or outdated bathroom, or uncomfortable and clamped living areas, remodeling can make your home a brighter and happier living space for you and your family now, and it can also help increase the value of your home when you are ready to sell.
If you are looking to remodel your home for primarily increasing the value to sell, the first two areas you want to consider is the kitchen and bathrooms. On average, you will reap a more financial benefits from upgrading these two areas than any other part of the home.
The kitchen has a nickname “heart of the home,” and for the very good reasons. The kitchen is typically used more than any other room in the house. Family and friends socialize in the kitchen as well as prepare meals. If you have wanted to upgrade your kitchen, no that if you do it correctly it will bring sufficient value to your home. In some cases, you can get to double the cost of the kitchen remodel when selling your home. When looking at features to apply to your kitchen keep in mind that granite countertops and stainless steel appliances are a pretty safe decision. Try not to implement trendy ideas if you plan to sell your h in a few years. You want your kitchen to appeal to a wide range of potential buyers.
The quantity & size of bathrooms are extremely important to many home buyers, especially if they have a very large family or entertainment on a frequent basis. Using a professional bathroom remodeling contractor to take on this task is advisable. Plumbing change out along with tub and shower tile work are very specialized skill sets and should be left to the professionals for best results. If you have the room to add new bathrooms or enlarge existing bathrooms you can substantially increase the value of your home and offset the remodeling costs. When designing your bathroom remodel keep in mind that lighter colors automatically look more spacious. Also adding natural light to the room such as a skylight will increase the brightness and feel of the room. World cool bathtubs have always been a good selling feature, especially in the master bath. And don’t forget about storage space for bathroom linens and goods.
Over-all kitchens and baths remodels our fun, exciting and best of all profitable when it comes time to sell your home.