Top 7 Home Updates That Pay Off

As a homeowner, considering improvements to make living in your home easy and comfortable is always at the top of the list. If you are planning to sell that property, home upgrades can be a significant advantage. Some of them can increase the price of the property, while others can transform it into a uniquely designed house that will attract potential investors, says Sheldon Dietz of RCPM Solutions. We present you with the best 7 home updates that will pay off well down the road.

1. Landscaping

The first thing that a buyer sees are the surroundings. If you have a front yard garden, it is a good idea to cut the grass, trim the hedges, and even apply a fresh coat of paint to the wooden and metal fences. These minor adjustments may still not be enough. There are other upgrades that you can do to enhance the property's appeal, and subsequently its price. Try adding a few potted flowers on your porch, and around the front door. You can even place a few garden gnomes or a birdhouse in the viewing area to increase the appeal of the property to make it look charming.

2. Door replacements

One of the first things about a house that a guest or home buyer notices is the front door. If you want to make a statement, upgrading or repainting your front door is a smart move that shouldn’t cost you a lot. It might even be the second best return on your investment that you can make. One of the quickest fixes to upgrade your front door is to simply paint it. Choose an exterior paint designed for the door type; there are paints and primers for steel, fiberglass and wood door surfaces.

You can also replace your door with a modern model that complements your house design. And, if you’re at it, you can strike a discount deal with a door manufacturer to replace more doors in your home and enhance its value even further.

3. Kitchen redecoration

Most home buyers look for comfort and ergonomic design in the areas where they spend most of their time. The kitchen should impress potential buyers and visitors. Consider upgrading to modern appliances or renovating to an easy configuration that makes both cooking and eating pleasant activities. Try adding new countertops, lighting, and cabinets or changing cabinet hardware to enhance the kitchen appeal.

4. Bathroom remodelling

We spend almost a third of our lives in bathrooms. This area is also of great interest to visitors, and you must ensure that it looks well kept, cozy, relaxing and intimate. Consider changing the mirrors, fixtures or installing a new tub.

These investments may seem big in the beginning, but they will eventually pay off when potential buyers fall in love with your well designed bathroom.

5. Attic conversion

Enhance the value of your home by adding an extra room. By planning this upgrade carefully, you stand to increase the price of your property way above the estimated value of real estate in your neighborhood.

You can add another room to your house without necessarily constructing an adjacent space. Converting the attic into a bedroom is the best way to increase the living space of your home. This process may require installing insulation, new floorboards and purchasing modern furniture. However, it is an upgrade that will eventually pay off by the time you decide to sell the property.

6. Classic furniture preservation

If your home is older than 50 years, chances are that it contains a few pieces of classic furniture and design. Preserving these features can enhance the value of the property and classify it as a vintage real estate. This attracts potential buyers with a strong sense of nostalgia. Consider the preserving of old wooden stairs, fireplaces, and chimneys. Even small details like door handles, ornaments and mural paintings can potentially increase the value of your property. Make sure that your real estate agent mentions these when advertising your home for sale.

7. Additional storage space

Most home buyers look for more than just fancy modern doors, kitchen appliances, and bathroom tubs when purchasing a new property. They have a strong interest in how much storage space the house has to offer. Ensure that any empty space you have around the house can meet their storage needs..

Consider cleaning the garage and removing items looks that it looks big enough to hold more than just a car. If you have a basement, try adding more lighting, or think about updating your t staircase to make it more spacious. It might seem like a lot of work, but in the matter of storage space, every inch counts. With a little bit of imagination and ingenuity, you can repurpose unused or oft used spaces to make your home appealing to potential buyers.

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