When planning a home remodel, the main goal is to achieve ultimate comfortability and style. Yet sometimes we remodel with something more than appearance and function in mind.
Your home is a tangible asset and could be a good investment. A good investment would mean a successful remodel. And a great renovation could be a source of a wise resale price to protect and enhance your investment.
When you consider resale as one factor in your remodeling project, where should the remodeling focus? What are the things to put in mind?
Let’s tackle on the key factors of remodeling your kitchen and bathroom since these are the key areas in terms of return on our investment. It is just a logical thing to enhance the beauty and function of your home such as replacing the old rugs, repainting the walls, adding more storage, upgrading appliances,a bulk addition, etc. With such effort, you can immediately get the attention of buyers.
Going back to a remodeling project with resale in mind, keep your remodel simple and neutral. Why?
Neutral. A potential buyer will be put off by the thought of having to redo a room because the colors are so strong and they aren’t their colors. Neutral is generally easy to paint over or otherwise adapt. We all have different personal taste and style, so you should use universal colors and design.
Start repainting rooms in your house which have bold and solid colors with something more neutral.
Simple. When it comes to simplicity, it allows some important features of the kitchen or bathroom to stand out and get attention. Moreover, if a potential buyer wants to add ornamentals and decors, he/she can do it easily.
Flooring. For modern-inspired houses, most prefer to use hardwood floors because it has great appeal. And if wood does not suit your allocated budget for renovation, you still have another choice. Use new carpeting could help your home to “pop” in the eye of a buyer.
Curb appeal. You should also keep in mind, first impressions. Therefore, take time to work on the curb appeal or the exterior overall look of your home. This should be at the top of your to-do list. Your home’s landscaping can have a huge impact on whether a potential buyer even bothers to stop and take a look at the inside.
If you put some work into gardens, possibly siding or taking care of any lingering issues outside that affect how your home looks from the street, the return you get could surprise you. At the same time, your home will look beautiful inside and out!
Whether you’re considering selling or not, remodeling is about a better, more beautiful home. And that always means greater value.
Here are other factors you should look into when remodeling your home whatever your reason may be:
– added insulation
– new garage door
– new front door
– new windows
– more square footage (e.g. refinishing a basement)
– high efficiency appliances
Homes are for living but they are also investments. Make sure you get the return you should!
Michael Nash Design Build & Homes is a world class, multi-awarded remodeling company which specializes in Kitchen Remodel, Bathroom Remodel, Basement Remodeling Northern Virginia, and Complete Home Additions & Extensions. Our expertise also extends to Addition Remodeling as well as Major Renovations, New Custom Homes, Outdoor Living Services, etc. For inquiries and in-home consultations, call us on our mobile number (703) 457-8684. You can also take advantage of our services through these areas: additions remodeling Northern VA | Aldie | Alexandria | Annandale | Arlington County | Arlington|Ashburn | Burke | Centreville | Chantilly | Clifton | Dunn Loring | Fairfax County | Fairfax Station | Fairfax | Falls Church|Gainesville | Great Falls | Haymarket | Herndon | Leesburg | Lorton | Loudoun County | Manassas | McLean | Merrifield| Oakton | Potomac Falls | Prince William County | Purcellville | Reston | Springfield | Sterling | Vienna | Woodbridge, VA