Home renovations currently remain very popular amongst many homeowners. A minor or major renovation can remain popular in both an up economy and a down economy. There are many options and projects which a homeowner has to choose to from to increase the value of their home and spruce it up a little bit. This short article will discuss 3 things that you can do to increase the value of your home.
1. Kitchens and Bathrooms
Kitchens are the center of attention for most homes. There are many styles, cabinet choices, backsplashes, faucets, appliances, and countertops to choose from. Significant upgrades in both kitchens and bathrooms can increase the value of your home significantly. If it is your house, you can get a little riskier in the design choice to ensure it is something that you truly love. If it is a house that you will be selling, try to appeal to nicer upgrades that are timeless and will be favored by the majority of home shoppers. Also, be mindful of the quality of the home and the appliances necessary. If you are in a higher end neighborhood, you will need to pay attention to the higher end appliances to include Wolf and Sub Zero, Thermadore, Viking, and Miele to name a few. I would highly recommend to get a designer well versed in specific kitchen and bathroom design. These designers will have experience in software programs such as 2020 or ProKitchen. A specialty home supply store that carries cabinets, countertops, and flooring can be extremely helpful in pulling everything together for you. Check out www.grandcanyonhomesupply.comfor a great home supply store example.
Landscaping is what makes your curb appeal “pop”, and if it is done correctly can add some serious value to your home. If you have a serious design eye, create a design through inspiration that you find on the internet or TV such as Houzz and HGTV. If you aren’t too confident in your landscaping abilities or design eye, look for a landscape architect for a little help. You can make a big impact with a little landscaping, or you can go all out. The sky is the limit here depending on how much space you have to deal with.
3. Modify the Floor Plan and Open the Area
The open floor plan seems to be a hot trend currently and over the past few years. People love open spaces and light. The more you can get your space to open up and bring light in the better. This could include knocking a few walls down or adding a few windows. Lighter colors can also brighten up an area. Open floor plans provide a nice area to gather and entertain. So, if you want to brighten up your space and make it a fun place to gather, focus on opening up your space.