To remodel or not to remodel is a common dilemma for many home owners. Many make the decision based on solely on the cost. When in fact, remodeling is actually an investment which can pay big dividends when you decide to sell the home. Take a look at the top 5 remodels that improve the value of a home in today’s market.
Improve the kitchen
Your kitchen is the heart of your home. If you want to know this for sure, then organize a dinner party and watch how most (if not all) gravitate towards the kitchen. Home buyers tend to spend a lot of time inspecting the kitchen, and it might tip their interest either way depending on whether they like it or not. Most home improvement professionals concur that you can recoup over 80% return on your kitchen remodeling. Use plenty of counters, cabinets, stainless steel appliances and include a window over the sink is possible. Don’t forget to ensure all these things coordinate well.
Renovate the bathroom
While some people might not use the kitchen, or any other room, the bathroom is used by everybody in the home. Updating your bathroom will improve the value of your home tremendously. A good way to go is to include a master bath with spacious showers. Make sure the flooring can handle water properly and increase the square footage. In Phoenix, clogged drains or sewer pipes is one of the most common plumbing issues in homes. Therefore, be sure your plumbing is properly inspected and can handle a lot of use, with no issues of back up.
Remodel the basement
People love basements because they can easily be converted into bar, media, recreational and many other types of rooms. If you can add a separate entrance to your basement, do it because you will get more money from such a home when you sell it. Many people are claustrophobic even though few admit it, so limit the hallways in a basement for the best investment return on your underground remodeling.
Improve the outdoor living space
This one extremely overlooked and underutilized upgrades that can improve your home’s value. In fact, an improved landscape can improve the value of your home just as much as remodeled a bathroom or a kitchen. Creating an inviting outdoor living space with professionally installed fire pits, outdoor kitchens, water features, extended patios and ample seating is very attractive for the Arizona home buyer.
Painting a house is simple enough, but it is surprising how many homes have old and peeling paints on them. You can improve the value of your home greatly by freshening up its look with new paint. This should include both the interior and exterior. Know the current color trends and use them. Once you start to do these improvements, you should go the whole mile and use professionals.
The team at Todd Whittaker Drywall has been developing the remodeling and building visions of our customers since 1996. Our design and remodeling specialists are ready to help you with your remodeling and home value improvement projects today. To receive a free estimate by one of our professional today click here.