If you are wanting to sell your house in the near future or are simply tackling projects, there are certain repairs that are more likely to add value to your home. Some may be more pricey than others. The following are a few ideas for improving home values.

A Fresh Coat of Paint

Adding a clean coat of paint is a slight improvement that can dramatically alter the look and feel of a room. To improve resale value, use neutral color schemes. This allows likely buyers to visualize their own possessions in the space instead of being focused on your bold color choices.

Add a Bathroom

If your house only has one restroom, adding even a half bath can make a great difference when you are ready to sell. It is a convenience factor. Separate full bathrooms are also a nice feature for those who enjoy having guests or just like the added privacy. Additional baths do not need to be large if you do not have the space.

Kitchen Upgrades

Kitchens are vital in a house. Take into account how much time is spent there. The utility of a kitchen is very important to prospective buyers so it may be worth expanding. The layout of the kitchen is also important, so improving access to adjoining areas is important to consider.

Sunroom Additions

Adding a sunroom is an excellent method of increasing the square footage of your house. They bring in extra daylight and make your home feel larger and more appealing. Imagine yourself relaxing in the afternoon sun with a drink! An impending buyer might envision something similar.

Decks and Patios

Decks and patios are great features in a home. Think about the location and access to the kitchen. Also be sure to think about privacy and landscaping. Given the exposure to the weather, using contemporary and resilient materials will ensure that your investment will endure.

From large to small, there are many ideas for improving home values. Something as inexpensive as repainting can be revitalizing and completely change the look and feel of your home. If you able to complete a more involved project, kitchen and bath upgrades are always a good change. Adding square footage with additional rooms and utilities also improve resale value. If you plan to spend money on your home, why not concentrate on improvements that will assist you when you are ready to sell?

For more tips on improving your home’s value or if you need buying or selling tips, please contact us at Town and Country RE/MAX.

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