Whether you’re getting ready to put your home on the market or you want to make smart home improvements, there’s one thing to remember: the right home remodel can make the difference between a home that sells and a home that sits.
Deciding where to focus your home improvements is a big decision. There are many reasons to be strategic about your home renovations: to start, chances are, you don’t have the time or resources to renovate every room in your house. And even if you do, your home may not need a room-by-room makeover.
Whether you bought a fixer-upper or a home that was move-in ready, there are always small updates you can make to help turn potential buyers into definite buyers. Below are some quick remodels to boost your home’s resale value.
Start in the Kitchen
The kitchen is the focal point of most homes, and a gathering place in many. A kitchen that appeals to one buyer often means a home that appeals to many buyers. Smart, quick, kitchen remodeling ideas include replacing the handles on all of the drawers or cabinets, updating the sink and faucet (perhaps with a farmhouse style sink), or adding a beautiful backsplash. Since the kitchen is a good place to invest your money, consider springing for bigger projects. For example: repainting or restaining the cabinets is a surefire way to brighten up your entire kitchen.
If you want to sell your home, a fresh coat of paint is a must. But this isn’t the time to experiment with that lime green you’ve been eyeing: stick to neutral color schemes on the walls. Neutral colors won’t distract a potential buyer from imagining themselves in the home, and if they choose to go bold later on, neutrals are easy to paint over.
Hit the Bathroom
Besides the kitchen, the bathroom is the other place you’re sure to get back the money you invest. And just like in the kitchen, a little bit can go a long way: replacing the cabinet handles and faucet can make a room shine. Other ideas for bathroom remodeling include adding open shelving: this assures potential buyers that they’ll have plenty of storage, but it helps keep your bathroom feeling light and open. If you have more time to spend on the bathroom, a bigger project to consider is making your bathroom eco-friendly: install a low-flow sink, toilet, and shower. Beautiful new appliances will catch a potential buyer’s eye; saving money on water bills will make them remember you.
Think Curb Appeal
Think about the first things potential buyers will see as they drive past your home. Give your front door a new coat of paint so it catches someone’s eye. Add flower planters on the front porch, or install a stone pathway leading to your door. Tidying up the landscaping could be what gets a buyer inside your home.
If you want to sell your Pasadena home, trust the professionals at Open Hand with the home renovations. Open Hand has the bathroom contractors you need to install new appliances; the kitchen contractors you need to repaint or install cabinetry; and the overall home contractors who can provide the renovations you need. Big or small, indoor or outdoor; new coats of paint or entirely new rooms, Open Hand has the team that can make your house buyer-ready. Call today.