There are so many options for remodeling, revamping, updating, and upgrading your home, but how do you know which projects are worth it? Should you invest in adding more bedrooms, or would your money be better spent revamping the kitchen? Here we break town the top 5 home remodeling projects that will really pay off.
- Kitchen– The biggest concern for many home buyers is the kitchen. This room can make it or break it when you’re trying to sell your home. Go for bigger, more open designs that offer lots of counter space, storage space, and elbow room. Also, if you can afford to update your appliances, do! The refrigerator and the stove are the biggest, and arguably most important, appliances in your kitchen, so start with those.
- Bathroom– Second only to the kitchen, the bathrooms are the most important rooms in your home to consider remodeling; this is especially true for the master bath-it should exude luxury and relaxation. If your home currently has just one bathroom, it would be wise to consider adding a second one to increase the value of your home and to make it more appealing to buyers. Thinking about having to share one bathroom amongst everyone in the house can be a major turn off for many potential buyers.
- Replace the windows – Although replacing windows in your home can be a pricey investment, it is certainly one that will pay off in the end. New windows will not only improve the look of your home and enhance curb appeal, but they can also help to lower energy costs, which is a definite plus in the eyes of a potential homebuyer (and its good for you while you’re waiting to sell).
- Replace the siding – Vinyl siding has become somewhat outdated, and it is important for you to know that it is not the only option when it comes to replacing exterior of your home. Fiber cement siding, clapboard siding, and siding that resembles brick, stone or wood are just some of the alternatives. As with new windows, new siding enhances curb appeal and has been shown to help a home sell faster.
- Reserve space for a home office – More and more people are finding ways of working from home, so a home office is an appealing addition for many potential homebuyers. And, for homebuyers who work outside the home, the home office can be converted into a nursery, a sunroom, or serve many other purposes. The flexibility and option of having this extra room is a real kicker for many buyers today.