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Kitchens - Baths

Boost Your Home’s Resale Value

How to Make More Selling Your House Design

When it’s time to sell your home, it’s wise to give some thought to ways you can increase the asking price and your profits. It’s essential to have a realistic idea of what is vital to upgrade and replace, what would be nice, and what would not be worth it. If you have a trusted realtor, you can ask them to take a look at your home and give you an honest assessment. They know what buyers want – and what would deter them from purchasing.

At Remodeling Consultants, we talk to many homeowners, so we can also let you know what renovations you might consider when selling your home. Read on to find out our biggest tips on what you can do, both big and small, to not only profit more from your sale but also sell your home faster.

To begin with, take a tour of your house both inside and out with a pad of paper. With a critical eye, jot down what catches your eye as less than appealing. Ask yourself – If I was a buyer, what would deter me from buying this house? When someone tours your home, you want to give them the best first impression you can.

Let’s start with outside curb appeal. Besides having the yard in pristine condition with well-kept shrubs and blooming flowers, look at the facade. How does the front door look? If it’s seen better days consider an entry door replacement. What about the siding? Ensure it’s in excellent condition and there isn’t any dry rot, peeling paint, or damage. If there’s extensive damage or decay, consider new siding. Next, what about windows? If you have older windows that lose heat in the winter and cold air in the summer, having new windows installed is a good idea. Windows are something a new home buyer looks at, especially since older windows can mean higher utility bills. The other thing to consider is the roof. If you have an older roof with very few years left, replacing it can increase your asking price and make the sale smoother since the roof’s condition is one of the main things lenders look at during the inspection stage. Bad roofs are one of the most common reasons homes fall out of escrow.

For the interior, make sure the flooring looks good. If it needs to be replaced, consider hardwood floors which are a popular choice in our area. Take a look at the walls throughout your home. If required, have interior painting done as well as exterior. Let’s see what other home renovations can help you sell your home faster and for a higher price.

Kitchen Remodeling

If your kitchen is extremely dated, it may be worth it to do a complete remodel. Most buyers are looking for an open floor plan so if your home is stuck in the past and separated from the rest of the house, consider removing a non-load-bearing wall to open the kitchen up.

If your kitchen is relatively modern, take a look to see what could be improved. Here are some ideas:

  • New solid-wood cabinets
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Granite, marble, or stone countertops
  • Hardwood or stone flooring
  • New lighting

Lastly, painting can go a long way in the kitchen. Make sure the walls have a fresh coat of paint. If your cupboards are wood and look dated, think about having them painted or replaced.

Remodel The Bathrooms

Besides the kitchen, the next area to address is the bathrooms. From the main bathroom, powder room, and master bath, see what can be approved. Here are some of the features home buyers love:

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  • Deep soaking tubs
  • Walk-in showers
  • Tiled showers and walls
  • New stone flooring
  • Heated flooring
  • New sinks and hardware

Tile and flooring can make a substantial difference and turn a boring bathroom into a masterpiece.

And just like the kitchen, a new coat of paint makes every room look its best.

We hope these home renovation tips have given you some ideas of where to start. If you’re thinking about selling and would like to get more information about how our renovation services can help you, contact Remodeling Consultants today in Westchester or Fairfield County. You can call our New York office at (914) 381-6900 or our Connecticut office at (203) 321-1250.

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