If you’re thinking about selling your home, you’ll want to get the highest offer you can possibly get. You can increase the value of your home with some renovations, but which renovations will get you the biggest bang for your buck? Here are a few to consider that will be worth your while:
The carpet days are over. Although it was once very popular, the age of hardwood is here. Carpets may actually deter potential buyers and can significantly affect the offers you get. Hardwood can be quite the expense, but it’s something that can really boost the value of your home. If you have the time and the money, you should definitely consider this investment. If it’s a bit too much for you right now, consider laminate wood flooring. This will give a very similar look to hardwood flooring at a fraction of the cost.
When potential buyers arrive at your home, you want to give them a good first impression. The exterior of your home is what they’ll see first, so you’ll want to make sure it’s appealing. This includes everything: your front door, your roofing, your garage door, your landscaping, and more. Think about a potential exterior paint upgrade and maybe even replacing your front door. Overgrown grass or bushes and poor landscaping can really turn potential buyers off before they’ve ever stepped foot inside. Make sure your yard is clean and well maintained and that the exterior of your home looks modern and fresh.
Many people consider the kitchen to be the heart of a home, and for good reason. A lot of time is spent there and a modern one looks and feels so much better than a dated one. If any of your appliances are over ten years old, they’ll probably stick out to potential buyers in a bad way. What type of wood and/or what color are your cabinets and cupboards? Are they in good condition and do they work well with the color and material of your countertops? Updating your cabinets, cupboards, countertops, and floors will give you a kitchen that looks brand new and can really boost your home’s value.
Making these improvements to your home can feel like quite the commitment and a big investment, but they will also result in higher offers.
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