The Home Remodels That Will Most Increase Your Selling Price

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So you are ready to sell, but you know that there are a few things in the home that could stand some updating in order to increase your selling price. Your remodel budget is limited, and you are wondering where to spend it. The good news is that there are some solid answers. But there are certain remodeling jobs that can increase your selling price more than others.

Whether you are getting ready to sell or simply want to remodel now for the best value when you do sell later, these are the remodels that give you the best return on investment.

The Kitchen

Remodeling the kitchen is one of the most important things you can do in your home, especially if the kitchen is dated. It is often one of the first rooms a potential buyer will see, and it should make an impression. The kitchen is often considered the soul of the home, and most people spend a good deal of time here. Upgrades to countertops, cabinets, and appliances are one of the wisest investments you can make in your home.

The Bathrooms

Second only to the kitchen, the bathroom is the room in the house where dated fixtures or flooring can cost you a sale. People want a bathroom that is clean, comfortable, and modern, a place of privacy and peace. Spending money on a bathroom remodel will almost always be the best way to spend your money, and you will see it in your selling price.

Curb Appeal

Getting people in to look at your house is the first step. Spending some of your remodel money on the exterior of the house and the landscaping is the best way to do that. Improving the look of the house from the outside means you can bring more people in to look and to buy. There is no underestimating the importance of curb appeal.

An Addition

With a small house, adding on square footage can mean adding a lot to the selling price. If you can swing it, an addition is a smart way to make your house worth a lot more money.

Remodeling your house now for a better sale price later is a smart move. The sooner you do it, the more you will be able to enjoy it before it is time to sell and move on. With these smart remodels, you will make maximum profit. 

Joe Schutt

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Green Home Renovations

Home renovations can be a great way to improve your home’s value or make your home a more liveable place. Within the construction industry environmentally-friendly products are fast becoming a popular way for homeowners to make their home a greener place, as well as to do their part for the planet. Here are a few tips you can use to think green in your home renovation projects.

If you are repainting a room or your entire home, use an environmentally- friendly latex paint. Be sure you let leftover paints dry before disposing of them, and do not dump paint down the drain.

Consider wood floors rather than carpets, and be sure they are from a forest source that uses renewable lumber practices. Wood floors are also easier to clean and require less maintenance.

Be sure you replace all appliances and hot water heaters with energy efficient models.

Consider installing solar panels or other renewable energy sources rather than replacing existing ones. There are government programs that can make this an affordable option.

For bathroom and kitchen renovations, install plumbing fixtures that will reduce your water consumption, such as dual-flush toilets and low-flow showerheads.

Consider using materials and supplies that have been salvaged. There are a growing number of businesses that offer used construction materials, and supporting them means less waste in our landfills. It can also be an affordable way to get quality materials or antique fittings for your home.

For larger jobs, be sure you hire a contractor who is familiar with green renovations and can offer you green products at a fair price. Asking for references is always a good idea. 

Joe Schutt

Committed to representing your interests with the highest level of integrity, I am dedicated to service excellence focused on personal attention and building a solid trust relationship. I listen carefully and make my clients feel comfortable in exploring their full range of real estate options and then encourage them to relax and rely on my expertise to insure that the details run smoothly and efficiently. Google+

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