Every home owner wants to add value to their property without investing a ton of money. It's not as hard as one might think to add value, style, and comfort to your property without breaking the bank. Whether you are preparing to sell, are a new homeowner, or just want to spruce up your property for the possibility of selling one day, these three simple remodeling tips can help add value to your home.
The Curbside Appeal
People are going to judge your home from what they can see from the street as they walk or drive by. What people see is going to give them a first impression, and it’s tremendously important, especially for a potential buyer. "If people drive by your home and are not impressed they're not going to walk inside," says Dick Gaylord, who has sold real estate for 27 years. Consider everything that a potential buyer can see from the street, such as landscaping, siding, paint quality, shutters, and doors. The better the property looks from the outside, the better perceived value the property is going to hold to the potential buyer and passersby.
Kitchen and Bath
A simple kitchen and/or bath remodel are two of the best places to invest in because these areas often return more than 100 percent of the cost. Adding a second bathroom could be more beneficial than remodeling the first if it’s the only one you've got. Many people don't have time to use bath tubs and that space could be more efficiently used. Kitchens and bathrooms are two of the most used spaces of the house and a little remodeling here can go a long way.
Keeping It Simple
Keeping it simple goes a long way in most situations. Choose neutral paint colors, and open spaces feel more welcoming than cluttered ones. Let the light in to create the illusion of a bigger space. Jessica Gopalakrishnan with HomeGain says, "Starting with a couple hundred dollars on a few things could increase the value of your house by a few thousand dollars. People are surprised by that. It's exciting. People think they have to put in a lot of money to see a big difference and they really don't."
Don't be fooled into thinking you must invest a fortune in your property in order to get increased property value in return. Starting with the simplest, easiest tasks goes a long way. For tasks big or small, hiring a San Diego remodeler can help you get the best quality work and materials for your investment. For more information or a quote, call (858) 793-4190, or fill out our contact form. We look forward to speaking with you.