If you're selling your home, you may be looking for ways to boost its value and attraction to potential buyers, and there are lots of ways to do that. Completing remodeling before you sell is often a fantastic investment that can earn you a great return when completed properly. But what areas of your home are the most beneficial to remodel? What upgrades will help attract buyers and allow you to stand apart from the competition?
YCI INC. has all these answers and more! Our article will explore the best remodeling projects for boosting the market value of your home, beyond just your kitchen and bathroom spaces.
If you want to discuss your unique vision or plans with our experts, be sure to connect with us directly. We would be happy to help you with your upcoming project.
The exterior appearance of your home holds a crucial place in its overall appeal. It's not just about the interior; the exterior plays a pivotal role, too. Renovating both the front and back of your house can have a remarkable impact on enhancing your home's value and attracting a wider pool of potential buyers. A well-maintained and visually appealing exterior not only sets a positive first impression but also creates an inviting ambiance that can make your home stand out in the real estate market.
Front Yard: Boosting Curb Appeal
The front of your house is your first impression and it's important to get it right. If your home's exterior is looking a bit drab and uninviting, sprucing it up before you put your property on the market is a great idea. Our team recommends that homeowners think about:
- Upgrading their doors and windows
- Painting their exteriors or installing new siding
- Repaving or retiling walkways
- Completing complimentary front-yard landscaping
- Adding to or restoring the front porch
Back Yard: Outdoor Living
No matter the size of your backyard space, there is always potential to be unlocked here. Buyers nowadays are looking for outdoor living spaces they can enjoy and adding these elements could really help your property stand out from the rest.
Here are a few ideas for backyard remodeling:
- Adding a patio or walkway
- Building a deck
- Constructing a pond or water feature
- Planting a flower garden
We also recommend to our clients that they maintain their backyard spaces- even if a remodel is off the table. Getting on top of overgrowth and cutting back weeds will make a huge difference when it comes time to show your property to buyers.
Having a beautiful, freshly renovated master bedroom is a real treat for home buyers. Whether you're painting the space, extending the closet, or sprucing up the ensuite, any work you do in your master suite will go a long way when it comes to attracting buyers.
You may be surprised by the difference new flooring can make in your home. We especially recommend updating your flooring if you have carpeting throughout. Most buyers these days are looking for floors that are beautiful and durable, such as hardwood or high-quality vinyl or laminate flooring, so consider this when choosing materials.
New floors can offer a significant return on investment so don't sleep on this great remodeling option.
The condition of your roof always impacts the appeal of your residential property. While it may seem that there are endless houses on the market, most of them won't have a freshly installed, high-quality roofing system to boast. If you are stuck on what to do with your interiors, our experts would encourage you to consider a roof replacement. With good quality materials and the right installation team, you could get a fantastic return on your investment by completing this project.
Just because the heating and cooling systems in your home don't provide as much aesthetic appeal as the other projects on this list does not mean they're not valuable to your home. HVAC systems need to be maintained and updated with regular use and upgrading them before you put your home on the market could really help your property stand out. The components of your HVAC systems keep things operating and you can expect that dedicated homebuyers will be able to snuff out a damaged or outdated heating or cooling system with a quick inspection-so why risk their disappointment? Get in touch with YCI INC. to learn about upgrading your HVAC.
Have you ever wondered about the potential that lies beneath your feet? While creating or updating your basement space is a significant undertaking, the return on your investment can be significant as well. Basements create much sought-after living and storage space that buyers are always looking for-and remodeling your basement is so much fun, too. Consider creating a recreation space, a home theatre, or a bar area and maybe complete the project a few years before you sell so you can enjoy your investment, too!
Another significant and significantly valuable pre-sale remodeling project could be an addition. If your home has limited living space or an extra small kitchen, knocking down a few walls and creating a more spacious, bright environment with increased accessibility and storage could be well worth the effort. We have helped our clients add additions big and small to their homes and we are excited to hear about what you want to do with yours.
Many areas of your home could benefit from remodeling before you sell. If you are still stuck trying to decide on your best move, we recommend thinking about how you've lived in your home over the years. What elements of your space haven't lived up to your own expectations? Now, think of yourself as a buyer. What would you want to see in your new home? What elements would be a deal breaker and what upgrades could persuade you to purchase a home?
If you want even more guidance and support, we invite you to contact YCI INC.. Not only can we help you complete these upgrades but we can make remodeling recommendations too.
Give our remodeling experts a call to learn more about remodeling and unlock the potential of your property.