While not all home improvement projects will add true value to your home and result in financial gains, others do deserve some serious consideration and are worth the incremental investment. Here are the top 5 renovation ideas from the experts in the industry before you list your house for
When renovating your kitchen before selling your house, keep in mind some of the most common things buyers are looking for.
- Countertop – Consider updating your countertop and pick the one that’s easy to maintain and non-staining. The demand in quarts countertops is on the rise, especially among the millennial population, who opt for things that require little to no maintenance. The nature of this type of surface makes it easy to clean, looks great and very affordable, compared to its counter parts - natural stone slabs.
- Lighting – Ensure your kitchen is well lit. Pot lights, island pendants and under cabinet lighting will make a visible impact to the way your kitchen looks.
- Storage space – Expanding your storage space is a worthy value add. We see a lot of walk-in pantries in some of the newer homes, which are quite deep with contents on display and easily accessed.
- Islands with seating – While there are many families that traditionally eat at a dining room table, an emerging trend over the last few years has a lot of us eating in the kitchen, at the island. Having comfortable stools at the island is also great for socializing when hosting company.
With an increased healthy living awareness, wall to wall carpeting is a thing of the past, and for a good reason. Not only does it easily stain, difficult and costly to clean (if requires professional in-home care) and, most important, is a natural magnet for allergens like dust mites, pet dander, mold spores and more. A more attractive alternative is switching to hardwood or laminate flooring. Before committing to this investment, however, peek under your carpet and see if there is anything pre-existing worth restoring.
Addition of an extra bathroom will automatically increase the value of your property. However if this option is over the allotted budget, consider renovating an existing bathroom. New tiles (think fresh, sparkling, mold and mildew free) and frameless glass shower, which is all the rage now.
One of the least costly renovation tactics, but in my opinion, one of the most effective ways to breath in life into your home is a fresh coat of paint. The right color, which has been strategically selected, can make a noticeable impact on how the room and the entire house looks and feels. Picture a baby room with dark purple colors or a home office with neon green walls. You get the picture! Yes, we’ve seen it all. While color coordination is not your thing or you feel overwhelmed in a paint store, consider engaging a professional. At Trillium Home Staging and Décor, color consultation is one of our specialties. Call today and we will lift this burden off your shoulders and help you make the right decision.
Oftentimes, all it takes to accomplish a more
modern and updated look of your home is to switch outdated, stained, scratched
or mismatched door knobs, cabinet pulls, lighting fixtures and faucets.
Remember, the devil is in the details.