How Does a Home Remodel Affect My Resale Value?

Plan Before You Remodel

Making the choice to remodel your home is a big one to consider. If you’re considering selling your home in the future but still want to make the decision to remodel, consider some long-term planning options that will help your remodeling plans add to your home’s current resale value and thereby increase your chances of a quick sale when you are ready to put it on the market. Real estate agents and market trend watchers have put together lists of high and low value remodeling projects that will typically help or hinder homeowners looking to get a return on their investment when they sell. If you have selling your home on your horizon in the near or distant future, consider some of the following before engaging in home remodeling of your own.

Make Smart Design Choices

Oftentimes trendy design styles will wow and dazzle you but won’t meet the mark when it comes to standing up against the test of time. Think about homes you know that were built in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Certain styles were trendy during each of those decades and homes that adopted those trendy styles may still be stuck there if they haven’t renovated or remodeled. Don’t fall for trendy styles if you’re looking to move or sell your home in the future. Instead, opt for timeless classics that will give your home a refreshed look while also going the distance and maintaining its style for years and years to come.

Avoid These Mistakes

While falling for trendy styles that won’t make it past the five-year mark in popularity is certainly a pitfall that you don’t want to make when remodeling any part of your home, there are also certain projects that will improve the look and feel of your home.  If you’re looking to sell at some point and would like a return on the investment, these projects may not necessarily win you those dollars back upon sale. Any upscale remodel, if you’re going to sell in the near future, probably won’t get the return on investment you’re looking for. If you’re going to remodel any major part of your home like the kitchen, bathroom or basement, consider a mid-to-low level budget that will improve the look of your home without breaking the bank. Potential buyers will see the refreshed look with a positive impression, and it may help you to get that money back when you sell.

Also avoid remodeling your backyard or any landscaping or hardscaping, as well as installing emergency generators. While these items are certainly nice to have and improve the curb appeal and efficiency of your home, the money spent on the redesign or technology most likely won’t get you the dollar for dollar return you’d like to see when you sell your home.

Go For These Remodeling Takes Instead

But it’s not all bad news! In fact, taking the time and money to invest in your home to spruce it up with some remodeling if you’re planning on selling your home is absolutely recommended by many realtors. Giving your home a makeover will add plenty of interest when you decide to sell and the more eyes that see your home, the greater your chances of selling quickly for top dollar. When looking to remodel in order to increase the resale value of your home, consider remodeling (or adding) a fireplace. Working, good-condition and energy efficient fireplaces are a bonus to potential home buyers. You can make a fireplace a beautiful focal point of a room with the right remodel. Also consider refreshing your entry way by remodeling your front door. Besides the energy savings you’ll get from a brand-new seal with a new entryway door, the curb appeal on your home will be boosted the minute the door is installed.

Always Use the Right Professional Home Remodeling Contractor

There are so many ways that you can boost the resale value of your home by remodeling. In fact, the project doesn’t even need to be large. But what you absolutely do need when you’re remodeling your home with the intent to sell later on is to use a trusted and professional remodeling company. With many to choose from, it can be hard to see why one may be better over another. The remodeling contractors at Remodeling Pros are true experts in their field. With years and years of experience doing a variety of remodeling projects, we have the skill and the knowledge to complete your remodeling project the right way, the first time. We don’t cut corners or use short cuts and our team of contractors are simply the best in the business. Give us a call today, we’d love to show you what it means to guarantee customer satisfaction 100% with the exceptional remodeling work we do. Don’t delay – contact us today.





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