Thinking of upgrading your home? If you are looking to sell, home renovation can help your home to sell quickly and for top dollar.
But what home improvement projects will deliver the best return on your investment?
Here’s a look at some inexpensive home renovations that will add the most value to your home.
- Update the kitchen with latest designs and technology
A modern kitchen will catch the eye of prospective buyers. An upgraded kitchen will greatly increase the value of your home and its appeal.
If you don’t have a big budget, you can still upgrade the look of your kitchen with a few inexpensive fixes by adding new faucets, cabinet doors and handles. Ditch the old light fixtures and add new energy efficient ones.
Such renovations do not cost too much and will increase the property’s value tremendously. If you have a larger budget, cabinet makeovers and re-facing can transform the space. Add some new countertops and that old kitchen will have new spark.
- Appliance facelift
Home appliances that are defective or do not match give a bad impression and bring down your home’s value.
If the appliances do not match or are very old, it is time to give them a facelift by ordering new ones. Potential buyers will be attracted and appealed by new appliance faces simply because the conditions imply functionality.
Match appliances like microwaves, dishwashers and conditioners to produce a cohesive-looking environment. Most of the time, appliance facelifts are quite inexpensive and can be accomplished using simple rearrangement and replacement of external components.
- Re-grouting the baths and toilets
Bathrooms are the next evaluation space after kitchens and many people will immediately make their buying decisions based on the condition of the bathroom.
Simple renovations such as changing toilet seats and new pedestal sinks can go a long way in increasing value with the least amount of effort and expenses. Change old bathroom floors that have become discoloured and install easy-to-clean vinyl tiles instead.
The advantage of floor renovations is that you do not necessarily need to remove the old one. You can just install the new plan on top of the old one. Other bathroom renovations that add value to your home include shower surrounds and prefabricated tubs. While they seem expensive, they can still be achieved using cost-effective installations that will achieve maximum longevity.
- Front yard makeovers
The front yard is the first thing a buyer sees when they pull up to your home. So it’s worth spending time to improve your curb appeal.
Simple renovations like paved walkways and coloured planters will give the front yard a fresh new look that delights prospective buyers.
- HVAC and Furnace replacements
Buyers usually breathe a sigh of relief whenever they see a new furnace and HVAC system.
Replacing air conditioners and furnaces with new energy efficient models will enhance indoor comfort. A house with old inefficient HVAC systems will give the impression of poor maintenance and buyers may question the condition of other appliances in your home.
Installing new furnaces and air conditioners adds peace of mind for buys and increases your homes value.
- Storage and space
Women love big closets. Unfortunately, many older houses may lack sufficient closet storage and this can be a deal breaker for some buyers.
Add self-adjusted laminate and wire closets systems to entry closets, bathroom and pantries. There are many closet expansion designs to choose from and some companies offer online templates from measuring and designing new closets.
You can add extra space and increase a home’s value with a few installations.
You don’t need to spend a fortune to makeover your home, With a few clever renovations you can add instant buy appeal to your home! Have fun with your project!
If you live in the Calgary area, Jackie and I would be happy to discuss your home remodelling needs!