Houses are a great investment. We have made an entire business of it! However this is an industry where you have to spend money to make money. Home improvement projects can cost thousands of dollars, especially if you need a professional to come in and do the work. If you can do it yourself, while keeping everything up to code, you can save yourself hundreds of dollars.
The largest things you can do to add value to your house is by adding on different additions to the house. Additions can include a deck, additional rooms, porches, or screened in rooms. These are not inexpensive but the value added will be significant.
If you aren’t looking to expand the square footage of the house, the next thing that adds the most value to your house is remodeling. Common rooms to remodel include the kitchen, the bathrooms, the master bedroom, and basement. Old fashioned kitchens with out of date decor degrade the value of an entire house. A new set of functional cabinets and a tile backsplash elevates the whole property. The master bedroom is a huge selling point for many people looking to buy, so investing some time and money here is a wise choice. The first things that buyers look for in a master bedroom is room to breath and a large closet. Windows and accent walls help to open up a room to make it feel bigger. For the closet, you may be thinking, I can’t make this any bigger than it already is. That might be true, but is there a way to make it more efficient? The closet may not need to be huge if you can add in some cabinets or functional shelves to utilize the space you have.
Basements are a HUGE selling point for people looking for a family home. If you have an unfinished basement, the best thing you can do for the selling value of your property is to have it finished. If the basement walks out into the yard, you may invest in a little landscaping for a more homey appearance. If it doesn’t open up to the outside and has limited or no access to nature make sure to pick a lighter paint color that will reflect some of the available light.
If some or all of these project ideas sound doable for you, then we encourage you to invest in your home. These things only accrue in value overtime. If you are looking at your house and thinking, I can’t spend that kind of money on this place. I need to move on. That’s ok. Kentucky Sell Now is here to help. Contact us today about your fixer upper. We love a project and we can give you a fair cash offer that will allow you to move on to your next, better than ever home.