You may want to improve your home for many reasons, but one of the most common is that you are trying to optimize your home’s appeal before selling. Depending on your home's condition, you may need to focus on investing in large-scale home improvements. Or, if your home is more up-to-date, you might only need a few minor adjustments. Here are some ways to get the best return on investment through home improvement.
Minor Bathroom Remodel
You can refresh the paint on your walls and cover up any cracks. If you have squeaky drawers or rusty knobs, you can also replace those. New mirrors and lights can make all the difference when presenting your bathroom in its most picturesque form. Ensure your mirrors and lights are bright enough for optimal visibility. Add extra storage shelves or baskets to declutter the area to make your bathroom look as neat and organized as possible. These simple methods can be incredibly effective in appealing to homebuyers.
More significant changes to landscaping can completely transform how your home is valued. One of the most promising methods of outdoor improvement is adding a pool to your backyard, or at least other water fixtures like waterfalls that add tranquility and beauty to your outdoor space. Similarly, creating an outdoor patio or deck where visitors can sit comfortably on warm days is another great strategy for attracting buyers who want to space to entertain. In addition, you could invest in a firepit or a swing set to appeal to families with children.
Minor Kitchen Remodel
Similarly to bathrooms, adding storage units to your kitchen can help it look much cleaner and more organized. Adding shelves or drawer divides for your pots, pans, and utensils is a great first step toward kitchen remodeling. In addition, you should update your kitchen appliances so that they are operating smoothly, this includes your refrigerator, microwave, and stovetops.
Attic Bedroom Conversion
Major Bathroom Remodel
Also, many homebuyers will install a new vanity with more drawers and larger counter space. If your wallpaper or floors are older, replacing these with more modern designs could also benefit you. Double-check to make sure your toilet and faucet are operating well also. If not, you can replace these.
Major Kitchen Remodel
You can also evaluate whether it would be in your best interest to do some structural planning as well. Open-concept homes are very popular, so knocking down walls between the kitchen and dining room, for example, could be a worthy investment. You could also add a breakfast island or increase counter space for more room to eat and cook.
These are some of the best tricks to improve your home’s value before selling. If you want to put your home up for sale in Boston, contact Kim Covino today for all your real estate expertise needs.
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