Home Sweet Home
June is National Homeowner’s month! Homeowner’s are consistently looking for ways to add value to their investments. Whether you are adding value for resale or plan on enjoying the value for yourself, homeowners should keep their homes up to date. In this design discussion, we will be addressing areas of your home that you can add more value.
Basements: Basements are often overlooked as an area to capitalize on the value of your home. Most basements are unfinished, so leave an opportunity to finish them and add value to your home. To finish your basement, you do not necessarily need to invest a lot of money. Finishing the basement to accommodate for a certain use adds value whether it be for additional living space or work out space.
Kitchens: Kitchens are often the most notable area to add value in your home. Kitchen renovations can be large projects or they can be small updates that you make over time. A mistake that homeowners make is waiting to make the overhaul renovations instead of approaching the renovation in stages. A staged renovation can be more reasonable as far as cost, which is often what holds homeowners back from making the investment.
Bathrooms: Bathroom renovations give a high return on investment. Staying classic with larger bathroom renovations allows for better resale. In contrast, smaller powder rooms are opportunities to make bigger statements and take bold design risks. No matter what your approach, keeping areas that have larger returns on your investment updated is critical.
Attic: Attics can be awkward spaces, because of ceiling heights and the roof line. It often intimidates homeowners in taking advantage of the valuable square footage. Giving the attic space a specific purpose can assist in how you renovate and finish the space. Attics can be great small offices or additional bedroom space.
Garages: Most homeowners do not consider garage space as a place of adding significant value. Garages often become a dumping zone for household items that don’t have a home or place. Giving order to your garage can automatically add value that you don’t have to wait for resale to benefit from. Target what you want to be housed in the garage and give it a specific system. This will assist in your garage not being a hodge-podge of disorder.
A lot of homeowners think that you have to invest significant amounts of money to add significant value to your home. Hopefully these tips can help you to approach adding value to your home in stages and consistently over time.
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