Smart Improvements For Your Home
Some home improvements not only provide great creature comforts, but are also solid financial investments. The likelihood of recouping the money spent on certain tried and true improvements is quite good, sometimes even yielding you, the seller, a profit. Necessary but out-of-sight improvements you might make often are expected, and therefore are not recognized as adding value.
These major home improvements provide the best payback on average.
- Kitchen updates and remodels
- Bathroom additions
- Deck additions
- Basement finishing
- Master suite remodels
Ultimately, predicting how much you will recoup from your home improvement depends on several factors. The major considerations are the direction of your local housing market, home values in your neighborhood, when you plan to sell your home, as well as the nature of the project. Another variable to keep in mind is the fact that the longer you hold on to your home after a remodelling project is completed; the less cost you are likely to recoup. Remember, design tastes shift significantly over time, and “newness” fades quickly. Rather than spending big, you should consider a more cost-effective approach.
These low-budget, high-impact projects will immediately get your home noticed.
- Add a fresh coat of paint
- Clean the windows, inside and out
- Repair small cosmetic defects
- Freshen the mulch/pine straw
- Plant flowers
- Mow the lawn and trim the shrubs
- Powerwash the driveway, steps and sidewalk
- Add accent lighting for drama and added security
If you’d like us to arrange home improvement estimates through one of our Prefered Service Providers, or if you want more advice on how to position your home for the St. Charles market, please don’t hesitate to contact The Selling St. Charles County Team now!