If you’re considering selling your home in the near future, you’re naturally looking for ways to smartly increase its value and make it attractive to prospective buyers. There are a number of ways you can do this, and one such avenue is through intelligent renovations.
At Red Rock Construction, our residential remodeling services are perfect for those looking to make these kinds of savvy additions before listing a home for sale. We help you with every stage of your project, from design to completion, and our pros have years of experience with the kinds of remodeling areas that increase home values and make them look good for buyers. Here are several remodeling projects to consider if you’re thinking of selling.
The kitchen is the foundation of most homes, the central area that often plays the largest role of any room in determining the final value of the house. Kitchen upgrades are considered the best ROI projects for those looking to up home values, with a few great options available for you:
- Countertops: If your home is still working with older laminate countertops or some other product, a great option could be upgrading to a more modern choice. We’re thinking stone (granite or quartz), tile or certain particle board options that might be available. These will not only up your visual appeal in the kitchen, but also the practical functionality in many cases.
- Island: Down similar lines, upgrading to a kitchen island is one of the most popular remodeling projects out there today – and with good reason. It offers better storage and appliance space, plus lends an open feel that’s all the rage today.
- Cabinets: Whether in an island or elsewhere, upgrading cabinets is a great way to increase your ROI. This is the case even if you aren’t remodeling the entire kitchen.
The bathroom is likely the next-most valuable upgrade area behind the kitchen, particularly fixtures that buyers will look to first when they view the home. Consider replacing areas like sinks, showers and other fixtures so they’ll look and function in more modern ways.
Hardwood floors are in right now, and they’ll generally raise the perception of your home from buyers compared to older products like carpet or laminate. If you have it in your budget, upgrading to hardwood floors is another high-ROI option that will be very attractive to potential buyers.
We mentioned the open feel and its popularity above, and you can really hit on this theme by smartly removing a wall or two. Certain older homes will feel dark or cramped based on too many small rooms – opening it up a bit by removing a couple walls can bring more light and make the home feel larger than before. Our contractors can work with you on exactly which walls to remove if your home is a good candidate here.
For more on smart remodeling projects before a sale, or to learn about any of our general contractor or home remodeling services, speak to the staff at Red Rock Construction today.