There is nothing better than living in a home that feels complete. There’s no more remodeling projects you feel like you need to do, and you are happy with the way it all looks. Unfortunately, that’s not how most people feel about their houses. There is always something to change. Even if you don’t plan on moving anytime soon, it is a good idea to only spend money on changes that will increase your homesale value. Here are some tips to follow when remodeling if you want it to increase your homesale value in the process.
Avoid specialized remodeling
Having a unique design in your home adds character and may be functional for your family. However, some over-the-top designs are a huge turnoff to buyers and may make it much more difficult for you to sell the home. Just remember that anything that changes the general structure of the home in an abnormal way will be difficult for buyers to see themselves fixing back. One home I recently looked at had retro-fitted a bathroom with doors into the shower, so they could easily get their handicapped child into it. And while it worked well for them when they needed it, it was very difficult for them to sell afterwards because nobody wanted to deal with changing it back. They lose a lot of home value on that specialized remodel job.
First impressions can be tough
Decorating the exterior of your home is just as important as the interior, but again, don’t go too crazy. Buyers might not even be willing to come look at your house if they don’t like the way the exterior looks. You might be surprised to find out things like hot tubs and pools actually make a lot of buyers less interested in your home because they take so much maintenance. You are better off adding a couple of trees to boost your home value.
When it comes to paint colors, don’t get too wild. While most people can handle the idea of painting the interior of their home to suite their needs, they are unwilling to paint the exterior of their home unless absolutely necessary. You will look buyers and home value by having an exterior paint that is too crazy.
If you want to do a remodel job that fixes things that need it, then you are probably on the right track. It is good to remember that buyers often ask you to fix things that are in bad shape anyway, so you might as well do it now and enjoy the repairs yourself first. You might need to repair or replace your roof if it is in bad shape. They may ask for a new water heater if it is over 10 years old. Baseboard heater covers give you a beautiful look you want and take attention away from them when buyers are checking out the house. And new appliances in the kitchen give your home a nice, updated look and are a huge selling factor and are something you can use and enjoy.
Remember when remodeling your home to always consider the future buyers you may be dealing with, especially if you have plans to sell it in the future.