How Much Should You Remodel Before You Sell Your Home?
3 Rewarding Remodeling Ideas
A home should look its best before going on the market. Besides cleaning the inside and updating the landscape, how much work should homeowners put into a house they’re trying to sell? Is home remodeling a good idea?
Generally speaking, homeowners are unlikely to recoup the cost of major renovations, but some projects do pay off. Here are three changes to consider that could help a home sell faster—and at a better price.
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Give the kitchen a facelift.
A good kitchen is a major selling point, so it should be a top priority for homeowners looking to upgrade.
Avoid installing new appliances, such as stoves and water heaters, if the old ones are still working. It is almost always better to refurbish rather than install new materials.
Instead, consider refacing the cabinets and replacing the countertops. Upgrading faucets and cabinet pulls are small changes that can have a significant aesthetic impact.
Focus on floors and walls.
Refinishing wood flooring or cleaning the carpet are relatively inexpensive improvements. Still, they can significantly improve the home’s appearance and make it more attractive to potential buyers. New paint is also a cheaper way to upgrade rooms.
Like the kitchen, try to improve what is already installed rather than making costly replacements. However, if the carpet is old and worn, it might be worth replacing.
Improve curb appeal with new doors and siding.
For most buyers, the exterior of the home is just as important as the interior, so it should get just as much attention from the seller. Homeowners should ensure they keep the lawn and other landscaping in good condition, trim trees, and remove debris from the roof.
Replace the siding, or at least give it a new paint job, and consider replacing a worn-out front door, as well.
Choose home renovations wisely.
Selling a home can be nerve-wracking enough without a lot of extra renovations. Homeowners should consider what needs the most attention and avoid spending more money than they think can recoup.