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Adding Value Through Renovations

Renovations can do wonders for your home in terms of adding interest and value.  Here are some good places to put your money when considering renovations in preparation for a sale. 

Inexpensive fixes such as paint, contemporary window coverings, and new hardware on doors, windows and cabinets are great ways to spruce up your home without breaking the bank.  These minor fixes can net you over 100% on your investment if done right.

Kitchens can be costly renovations.  Try to appeal to the masses when doing this type of a renovation.  Granite and quartz counter tops are sought after by many buyers.  Stainless steel appliances are also appealing to buyers.  Plan your kitchen renovation right and try to include as much counter space as possible.

Bathrooms are another great place to invest.  A bathroom update can get you 75% - 100% back through a purchase if planned properly.  Again, try to appeal to the majority of buyers.

Energy efficiency is very important to people.  Loss of energy is costly and wasteful.  We are a more conscious society now, so consider energy efficient appliances, furnaces, water heaters, and updating your attic insulation as well as any voids in the insulation in your walls. 

Don't forget to make a good impression as soon as people pull up to your home.  Try to incorporate one cohesive style to the exterior of your home.  Craftsman and modern may not necessarily work together.  Paint your home an appealing color, ensure walk-ways are well cared for and maintenance free.  Add plants and keep up with your landscaping.  You don't want to break the bank here as you will not get all your money back as an investment, but it will go a long ways towards your home's market-ability!

I hope these tips help you!  Thanks for reading!

By Patrick Murray