Increase the value of your home by upgrading your bathroom and kitchen
Is it time to sell your house? Whether it’s remodeling a home or trying to get a good price before a move, there are a few ways to gain value through a kitchen or bathroom remodel. Outdated kitchen and bathroom styles are the fastest way to make a home feel older and run down. Here are some ideas to get you started on your renovations.
A custom design makes the most sense when it comes to getting the most money for your home. Custom bathrooms are noticeable and make a difference in price. A real estate agent or homebuyer will be able to tell if the tiles and fixtures were simply put into the space or if they were made for the space. Avoid outrageous designs that might make classic homebuyers uncomfortable. You never want a space to appeal to only one particular type of style. Exquisite stonework with classics like natural stone, granite, slate, and travertine are always a good idea.
The floor is important in a bathroom and linoleum is out of the question. Linoleum in the bathroom or kitchen can make a whole house look dated, ugly and dirty. Hardwood can take a real beating in these spaces and look old and worn quickly, even after refinishing. It is best to put ceramic, porcelain or natural stone tiles instead. These will hold up to a lot of foot traffic, clean up well, and always look good. They appeal to a modern home design and can go with just about anything a home buyer wants to decorate with.
Baths can be purely conventional, or they can be home spas and relaxation areas. One way to create a fancier, more expensive feel is to create a separate bathtub and toilet. A hot tub can be a place to relax and break away from the conventional use of a shower. Travertine or marble make great custom tile jobs for a custom bath tub. Mosaic tiles work well to add decorative flair to a bathroom wall. IF the homebuyer finds your space relaxing, they will be excited to buy it. Make the bathroom, especially the master bathroom, a place they want to be.
As with the floors, linoleum is out. A granite kitchen countertop is your best bet. It looks great and is very practical. Choose a neutral color that can match any style your home buyer may have. Make sure it matches the cabinets, hardware, and flooring. Replace old cabinet hardware to match your new counters. The kitchen is the most used room in the house. Make it as modern, comfortable and conventional as possible.
Selling your home can be an overwhelming process. Start with these kitchen and bathroom tips to increase the value of your home. You can always add something of your own personal style and ideas. With the right blueprints, rocks, and accessories, you can easily get the most for your dollar.