Selling your home may seem like a daunting task, especially if you’re not sure where to start with the many home improvement options available. Real estate owners in Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Cashmere, and Lake Chelan should look into high ROI improvements to enjoy a lucrative property resale value.
So where should you start? Sources from the National Association of Home Builders in Washington (NAHB) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) recommend improvements that make homes look more spacious, enhancements to the home’s curb appeal and exterior, and upgrades that reduce maintenance and increase energy-efficiency.
Make homes feel more spacious
Homeowners appreciate more space in their homes according to a study conducted by HomeLight.com last year, citing “needing more space” as one of the top reasons for relocating and moving.
One of the pocket-friendly ways to make homes feel more spacious is to open up the floor plan, giving open access through the kitchen, dining, and living rooms. This allows for more natural light within living spaces, making them cozier and more inviting.
Rooms such as the basement and the attic can also be improved or renovated. You can maximize space for storage in the attic or modify your basement to double as a home office, theater, or gym.
Enhance curb appeal and exteriors
The first thing you see when looking at a house is its exterior, and in such cases, first impressions do last. Sometimes, a simple pressure washing and repainting will do the job. However, improvements can also be made through replacements of bricks or tiles in the patio and garden or fixtures like lights.
With the pandemic, outdoor living spaces have proven to be important to homeowners, so it’s key to invest in making this area look perfect. Another crucial aspect is the landscaping. You want to ensure that all trees, shrubs, and flowering plants are lush and healthy to attract potential buyers.
Reduce maintenance and increase energy-efficiency
Prospective real estate buyers look into buying homes that won’t require them to shell out more money than they need to. Critical aspects to look at are the roof, siding, and HVAC, which also bring in the highest ROI for renovations.
You want to make sure your home is properly insulated and that heating and air conditioning are in prime condition. The same goes for windows, which form a major part of energy-efficient homes. Energy-efficient features are one of the main selling points for houses, as they offer homeowners cost-savings in the long run.
Remodel kitchens and bathrooms
The most popular and usually one of the most expensive home improvement projects are remodeling of kitchens and bathrooms. However, this doesn’t always have to be the case. Selective replacements of fixtures such as sinks, cabinets and counters may actually do the job.
Even more minor upgrades of faucets, drawer knobs, as well as cabinet repainting will elevate the style in these spaces. Switching up the room’s color palette may also help make the space feel brand new.
Selling your home in Washington
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