Any time you’re thinking about doing a home renovation, you need to consider what types of renovations will add the most value to your home. Of course, home renovations are usually designed to help you enjoy your space more, but you never know when you might need or want to sell your home. We’ve examined some of the top home renovations that can add the most value to your Seattle home.
Redo Your Kitchen Cabinets
Painting or staining your kitchen cabinets is a project you can do on your own if you want to. Spending a few thousand dollars can easily be made up when you sell your home if the cabinets look like new. If you want to have new kitchen cabinets installed, then you may need to hire a professional to have them installed correctly.
Replace Older Sinks and Fixtures
Many homeowners forget about the sinks and fixtures throughout the home when remodeling. But the interesting thing is that people see them all the time and may even comment that they need to be updated. A new stainless steel sink in the kitchen with matching fixtures can go a long way in brightening up the area.
Remodel Your Bathroom for a Universal Design
Remodeling the bathroom is usually on the top of the list for homeowners. Most of the time, this home renovation project means shopping for new tiles, countertops, and maybe even opening it up a bit. Just think about how you would use it and what others might find useful as well. When you create a universal design, you’ll boost your home value by appealing to more people.
Add a Composite Deck
Outdoor living has become more popular over the years, so consider adding a deck or patio if you have space. A wood or composite deck isn’t too costly and can give you a place to hang out on nice evenings. When built correctly by a professional, a wood or composite deck can add significant appeal and value to your home.
Upgrade the Bathtub or Shower
You may not get all of your money back when you upgrade your bathtub or shower, but if you have older models, then getting new ones can boost the appeal. Consider a walk-in shower for a more modern look and you’ll have a better chance of recouping most of your money when you sell your home.
Modernize Your Countertops
Modernizing countertops is a popular home renovation project because people always notice them. The good news is installing new countertops is a lot more affordable than people think, depending on the materials you choose. Just hire a reputable professional to install them for a clean and crisp finish.
Repair or Replace Your Roof
It will be hard to sell your house with a damaged roof or an old one that needs to be replaced. Replacing your roof can be costly, but you’ll very likely get your money back when you sell the home. Many people are attracted to homes where they know roof repairs aren’t required right away.
Invest in Quality Windows
A popular home renovation project is replacing old windows with new ones. New windows can add some curb appeal as well as make your home more energy-efficient. The clean look of brand new windows is attractive. Windows can add significant value to your Seattle home.
Focus on Curb Appeal
Curb appeal refers to things like exterior paint colors, landscaping, and yard maintenance. When people drive up and look at your home from the curb, they have an immediate reaction. That first impression means everything. You may not have to do any interior home renovations, but make sure your home has curb appeal to maximize its value.
Make Necessary Home Renovations to Your Basement
The basement is usually the last home renovation project people complete. Many times it’s used as an additional storage room, so it can be neglected. Take some time to paint the walls, add some extra lighting, or even install an extra bathroom to make your basement feel like it’s part of the home.
Eakman Construction is here to help you with any home renovation project you have in mind. Call us at (206) 972-2275 to schedule a free estimate or fill out a quick form and we will contact you as soon as possible.
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