Five steps to Increase Your Home’s Value By Renovation
Increasing the appeal and value of your home when you are preparing it for sale or just giving it a face-lift is not as difficult as some people think it is. Here are five design secrets that will revamp your home and significantly increase its value.
A spacious kitchen is a big bonus and something that all homebuyers look for. For larger kitchen spaces, building a peninsular kitchen counter is a great way to augment countertop workspace.
But if your kitchen isn’t big, you can still enhance its functionality, by placing appliances such that they offer the greatest convenience in meal preparations. You should also create sufficient storage space for kitchen knick-knacks. You can also replace your old kitchen cabinets with oak, pine or any solid wood.
Replace the old tiles in your tub and shower area with new ones and revamp your bathroom floor with travertine, ceramic or sheet vinyl. You don’t have to buy expensive tiles and flooring material – hard-wearing products with a minimalist design can do the trick. Adding medicine cabinets in a sparse bathroom or changing your old wall paper will suitably refurbish your bathroom without costing you a small fortune.
Resurfacing the worn out concrete around your house will lend your home a new look and make buyers take notice. In this regard you can:
- Enhance the appearance of your driveway with a cobblestone finish
- Give your old walkway a quaint brick look
- Do up your patio with a smooth slate finish.
Homes with carpeted floors are viewed more positively by homebuyers while many real estate agents claim that most value is attached to hardwood floors. Carpeting is a more cost-effective option to hardwood- affordable and attractive carpeting can be an important factor in enhancing the appeal of your home.any new flooring will make big deference.
This is a no-brainer but it is surprising how many homeowners compromise on the quality of the paint job. Fresh coats of paints with a two-coat paint job improve the appearance of your home. A tip with regard to paints is to use low or zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints that are environment-friendly. This will make your home more appealing to eco-conscious home buyers.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to revamping your home and adding to its value. Make sure that you approach your home remodeling and refurbishing process after careful research and budgeting.