Many people are already taking advantage of our mild winter weather to complete home renovations. Have you made changes that could affect the resale value of your home? If you're planning to maximize your real estate investment and sell your home this summer, consider making updates to three important rooms:
- Kitchen - This is a major living area that has to suit the needs of a potential buyer. Consider updating your appliances, installing new countertops, or repainting your cabinets. Does the sink need replacing? You don't have to do major updates (like installing an island), but it's important to remember that areas with obvious wear and tear should be fixed up. A clean, well-kept kitchen is very inviting and will help your home make a good impression.
- Bathroom - Just like a kitchen, bathrooms are a major concern for potential buyers. Is there water damage anywhere (especially on the floor)? Do the light fixtures or faucets need replacing? Is there proper ventilation? Make sure your bathroom is clean and functional, and offers a warm, relaxing atmosphere.
- Master bedroom - This is the room designed to offer a retreat for the homeowner. Be sure it is comfortable and calming, with ample closet space and soft carpeting. Consider repainting this room a neutral color and adding extra pillows to the bed. Make it possible for anyone to imagine themselves relaxing in this space.
If you're planning on making home renovations, it's a good idea to get a home evaluation done so you'll know just how these changes will impact the value of your property. It's a free service that will definitely help you get maximum return on your investment.