Renovate; It’s Easier Than Moving!

Beautiful classic wood kitchen with hardwood floor.

If you are getting ready to sell your home, you might be looking into ways to maximize the value so that you get the most money you can when you eventually sell it. Additionally, a lot of people are looking to sell their home but do not even realize that they can renovate the home and increase the value substantially. The reality is that there are a bunch of things that you can do to increase the value of your home, which will far outweigh the total costs to do the renovations. Many people miss out on a ton of opportunities where they could have just hired someone to do something to fix up the home and capitalized on the increase in market value.

One of the easiest things that you can do to increase the value of your home is putting in granite countertops in the kitchen and in the bathrooms. This is a really big thing that people have been looking for in a house and it can be a massive plus for the potential buyers. Not only do granite counter tops look amazing, but they add a luxurious feel to any home and you can get them installed typically for only a few thousand dollars. Another big time thing people do is upgrade their bathrooms entirely, which you can also do for several thousand dollars. This may mean upgrading the shower, bath and toilet and putting in new tiling and appliances. This is another proven way to increase the value of your home for a modest amount of money, where you will definitely increase the value of your home far greater than the costs associated with the renovation.

Tiling and flooring are another few things that can be easily upgraded, but if you want a detailed list and professional advice, it is best to consult a professional that knows the real estate market where you live and can better assess you on what you should upgrade in your house, on an individual basis. They will have more insight into what people in the specific market are looking for and will be better able to assist you. For instance, if you lived in Phoenix, Az and heard of a brand new, amazing HVAC system, you may want to seriously think about having this major upgrade done, considering the scalding hot temperatures in that region for the majority of the year.