When it comes to home renovations, the money that you put in cannot always be recouped when it comes time to sell. Most people want to get the best value for their dollar when doing home renovations and there are some important things to keep in mind.
Here are some examples of renovations that will enhance your home value!
1. Increase Light and Space – Dark, cramped rooms are no good when it comes to real estate. One thing homeowners can do to increase the appeal of their property is open up the house to create more of a flow and enhance natural light. Consider knocking down walls to brighten up a space. An open floor plan will also make a home feel much larger and is better for entertaining.
2. Landscape & Curb Appeal – The curb appeal of your home is incredibly important when it comes time to sell. The first impression of a home is established by the front elevation. It is said that a good first impression of a home can add five percent to its value. Make sure your exterior paint and details are up to par. The driveway should be paved properly, and any lawn space should be properly maintained. Consider drought tolerant plants if gardening is not your strength. If you have a deck, add some nice furniture, or create a colorful garden in some extra space.
3. Create a Home Office – This is a big one. Especially since last year, many people have been (and still are) working from home. A home office can really add some value to a home. If you have extra space in your home, consider converting it into a home office. Make sure there is plenty of work space, and remember to have grounded outlets installed as well as data ports.