Remodeling your home, or parts of it, can be one of the biggest ways to increase the value of your home. If you are planning on selling your home in the near future, you may want to consider upgrading certain features of your home to appeal to a broader audience of buyers. The goal of remodeling is to choose things that are high impact and high-value that will add to the function and aesthetics of the home. Here are six remodeling tips to make your property stand out.
So many homeowners underestimate the power of a fresh coat of paint. Light color tones can make a space feel bright and airy, while darker tones can make a room feel smaller and more intimate. A bold accent wall in a bathroom, a fresh neutral hue in a large living area, or a classic coat of white in a bedroom can make your home feel brighter, more inviting, and fresh. If you want to make a bold statement from the outside, a new paint job on the exterior of the home will make your property stand out from others on the street.
Front Door and Curb Appeal
The front entranceway of your home often sets the tone for what buyers can expect throughout the house. A bright and bold front door can completely change the look of your home. Make sure to pay close attention to your yard, walkways, and even your mailbox. The exterior of your home is the first thing buyers see when they arrive, and you want to make an excellent first impression.
Any real estate professional will tell you that if you are going to put money into remodeling your house to maximize your ROI, there are two places you need to focus on. The first one is the kitchen. Buyers can overlook a lot of things in a potential home, but a kitchen is not one of them. While you may not need to completely gut your kitchen and start from scratch, it is important that this room caters to the modern family. A contemporary kitchen with modern finishes, high-end countertops, and innovative appliances will immediately attract the attention of interested buyers. If they love the kitchen, they can look past many other small details of the home that need work. Sometimes, the smallest changes can create the biggest impact. Think new hardware on the cabinets, modern finishes on the sink, a fresh coat of paint, or a new colorful backsplash.
The second room that can really make or break it for buyers is the bathrooms. If you are planning to put money into remodeling, the bathroom should get a significant percentage of your focus. The key to a practical bathroom remodel is keeping it timeless. Neutral colors, classy accessories, and a few items to truly “wow” the buyer is all it takes to change the look and feel of a bathroom completely. Adding a few extra features, such as heated floors, frameless glass showers, floating vanities, and heated towel bars will make the bathroom, and the home, stick out to buyers.
The whole idea behind doing a home renovation before you sell is to not only attract highly qualified buyers but to increase the value of your home. One great way to do this is to implement eco-friendly upgrades into your home. For buyers looking for an eco-friendly home, features such as larger and more energy efficient windows, solar panels, and energy-efficient appliances could be a game-changer. Even adding an extra layer of insulation in the attic can significantly change the way energy is used in the home. These changes are better for the environment and they improve the value of your home, making your home stand out against the competition.
Smart Home Technology
The modern buyer is used to utilizing technology and almost every aspect of their lives. Their new home will be no different. This is why implementing Smart Home Technology into your home can give you a major advantage on the market. Home security systems, home automation systems, smart thermostats, video doorbells, and in-ceiling speakers can radically change the way buyers live and work in the home. If buyers are trying to decide between your house and the house up the street, but your house has a few high-tech options to make their life easier, you have the advantage.
You only get one shot to make a good first impression, so choose the remodeling strategy that will make your house stand out above the competition. If you aren’t sure where to start when it comes to remodeling your home, contact a Jovi Realtor today. Our dedicated team can help you come up with a plan that will make your home stand out above the rest!