While curb appeal is great for impressing neighbors and other passers-by, the real way to increase quality of living for yourself and future buyers is to remodel the interior of the home. While some projects just make life in your house more fun, it never hurts to add some resale value to the property while completing these jobs. These are the five best remodeling projects for your money and quality of life.
1. Paint and repair your walls
An interior paint job has unpredictable return-on-investment (ROI), which is somewhere in the neighborhood of 50% to 100% but it’s absolutely something that should be done before selling your house. In fact, it’s probably the most cost-effective upgrade you can do.Don’t skip this because there’s nothing quite as unappealing as peeling, dirty paint.
2. Add Hardwood Flooring
Buyers prefer hardwood flooring to carpet or tile. Adding it to your kitchen adds an extra oomph of beauty in the eye of most beholders! Why? Well, the kitchen is the most important room since it serves as the central entertainment hub and is often the first area that guests see. The best remodeling projects will be done in this room and often involve opening up the kitchen floor plan so it’s better for entertaining or large families.
3. Kitchen Energy Efficient Appliance Replacement
Remodeling projects that offer the best return on investment are jobs that save you money instantly while also boosting the appeal of your house for future buyers. Nothing else does that quite like installing energy efficient refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves, and other appliances. Modern dishwashers use about half the water of old models while a new refrigerator is nearly 20% more efficient. This is a selling point to future buyers and it makes your time in the house cheaper and more efficient. Not to mention the fact that stainless steel appliances are incredibly popular, and add major resale value all on their own. This project is a must-do!
4. Fix Electrical and Plumbing Issues
There’s nothing worse than showing a potential a buyer a home and having to explain that ‘this light switch is a little tricky’ or ‘you have to jiggle the handle on the toilet.’ We recommend some simple electrical and plumbing upgrades now, even if you’re not putting your house on the market until next year.
5. Cleaning and Decluttering
Almost every realtor you consult with will tell you that cleaning and decluttering is a must-do when you’re trying to sell your home. Most will even recommend investing in a professional deep cleaning so buyers see the potential.
Are you ready to enjoy your home more while improving your resale value? Stop by our kitchen and bath showroom in Naples today to talk about the best remodeling projects for your home. We offer a variety of options to fit any budget.