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What Are the Most Important Renovations to Add Value to My Home?

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If you are looking to increase the value of your home, there are several projects you can consider that will all help you accomplish this. For those who can put off selling their home long enough to make some of these home improvements, you can expect to start recouping what you spend on these upgrades soon after they are completed.

Adding Value to Your Home

For many, the kitchen is central to the home and, as such, it is often the focus of many renovations. Although renovating the kitchen can certainly add value, you have to be smart about what upgrades you add to it. For example, you should avoid making your kitchen look substantially better than the rest of your home. If you have a historic home with a quaint, small-town vibe, you probably should not equip it with fancy, modern deluxe kitchen. Oftentimes, giving it a new paint job and some energy efficient appliances is enough to spruce up an outdated kitchen.

Below is a list of some other renovations that can add value to your home:

  • Give a room new purpose: Reinventing spaces in your home, such as an attic or a basement, can add value to your home. An attic can be transformed into an extra bedroom or into a playroom for children. Potential buyers love seeing versatility in a room. Keep in mind, however, once you begin a project like this, it is possible you might detect problems in your home that need to be addressed, which can increase the costs of your renovations.

  • Add a deck: Outdoor living spaces are becoming increasingly popular these days, especially for those who like to stay home for their breaks or vacations. Depending on how the materials you choose to use and its overall design, the cost of adding a deck can vary greatly.

  • Make your home energy efficient: If your home has outdated single-pane windows, buyers might be a little turned off by them. Add in some Energy Star-rated windows to appeal to potential buyers who are looking to save on cooling and heating costs. You will even be able to receive a 10% green energy tax credit.

  • Other basic home improvements: There are other simple updates you can make to your home that will add value. You can freshen up the paint, replace old wood, fix the roof, and rid the home of any mold. Buyers do not want an old home that appears to be in need of a lot of maintenance, so make sure it looks safe, new, and ready to move into.

Contact an Experienced Realtor Today!

If you wish to sell your home, now is the time to reach out to a skilled realtor. At Dippy Chhina, our realtor has the experience and knowledge to help you understand every step of the real estate process, so you can effectively sell your home at the best price.

Contact Dippy Chhina today at  (661) 441-3304 to schedule an appointment!

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