March 11, 2015
Do Not Spend More Than You Can Recoup – Sure, this seems obvious, but you’ll be amazed how many people decide to throw vast amounts of money into a house that they will never again enter for the rest of their lives. Why spend $4,000 on new flooring if the resale value is less than that? However Kitchen and Bathrooms remodelling should be Priority #1 – Any big expenses should go into the kitchen and bathrooms over other rooms. Why? Potential Buyers: Considering that the kitchen and bathroom are two of the most common rooms to remodel, homebuyers will look at these rooms first. They almost always check your bathroom as thoroughly as any other room in the house. They are going to check the water pressure. They are going to check around the toilets. They are going to check the lighting and natural sunlight that comes through in the morning. They are going to look at it all so you better have a “wow” factor before putting it on the market. On the other end of the spectrum, if you are staying in your home, you want your bathroom to have a personal touch. This is the only room you will probably step into every day (we hope, unless you are on vacation), so it should feel and look as comfortable as your master bed. If you are choosing to update your master bathroom, feel free to step on the creative side. Not many outsiders will be viewing this part of the household so you have the creative freedom to make any update you ever imagined. Don’t be shy when it comes to perhaps the most trafficked room in the house. Increase your home value: Industry professionals, like Marie Leonard, home improvement expert and author of Marie’s Home Improvement Guide say “As far as getting a return on your investment, the best money is in upgrading or remodelling your bathroom or kitchen,” Leonard said. “All the realtors will tell people that you have the greatest chance of getting your money back on those two.” The most used room: Your bathroom should be a peaceful relaxing place which is visited numerous time throughout the day. Why not make it feel truly awesome and bring it up to scratch.