Whether you’ve just bought a home or have lived in one for several years, it’s important to keep your home’s value in mind. This is especially true if you believe resale is a possibility in your future.
One way that you can increase the value of your home is with strategic renovations to key parts of your home. Doing so will not only add value to your home, it will beautify your space to make it more appealing to future buyers. Here are a few value-add renovation projects to consider for your home.
Upgrade Your Kitchen
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a home. This space should be functional and warm. Between cooking, hosting, and entertaining, you’re going to spend a lot of time in this room.
If your kitchen is worn or outdated, consider renovating to create an open space with modern appliances, handsome cabinets, and warm lighting. This will go a long way toward adding value to your home.
With a large-scale renovation of your kitchen, it is recommended that you work with a professional. This will help maximize the functionality and durability of your new kitchen while getting the highest return for your investment.
Beautify or Add Bathrooms
Much like the kitchen, bathrooms are incredibly important (and impactful) in the eyes of potential home buyers. Over time, bathrooms inevitably accrue wear and tear and show their age.
Adding new bathrooms to your home or renovating your existing ones is another great way to increase your home’s value. Invest in a new shower and consider replacing the flooring or sink to improve the room’s aesthetic.
Create a Home Office
With telecommuting becoming more popular, having a home office can be a huge perk. Convert an unused bedroom, your basement or a small nook into an office space. Adding an extra phone line, data port, and grounded outlets will make your office professional and ready for any of your daily work tasks.
Landscape for Curb Appeal
The first thing a future buyer will see is the exterior of your home. If the lawn, driveway, and entryway aren’t up to par, they may move along and keep looking.
Proactively address this issue by investing time and energy into the exterior of your home. Spruce up your garden or add vegetation. Consider adding a deck or patio. Maintain the driveway and make sure your home’s paint is fresh. These chores will go a long way to ensuring that your home is visually pleasing and inviting.
Light It Up
Lighting can make a huge difference in not only opening up a room but also improving your mood. If you notice that the rooms in your house tend to be dark, there are a few options. You can knock out walls to have a more open room, change the paint color or even add skylights. Natural light is a big plus on the real estate market and anything you can do to improve your home’s lighting will help your bottom line.
If you believe your home could use some renovation, any one of these projects will help you increase your home’s beauty and value. Whether you’re thinking of a kitchen upgrade or adding a brand-new deck, Breyer Construction & Landscape can help you create your vision. Contact us today to learn more and set up an appointment with our team.