There’s no way around it, a kitchen renovation is a hefty investment. This room has more appliances, equipment, and requires more item storage than any other room in your home. It also gets a heavy amount of daily use, and needs to be cleaned frequently. For people who are planning to spend the rest of their lives in their homes, the main priority when it comes to designing their kitchen should be how comfortable and happy it makes them feel. However, not everyone is planning on staying in the same house, and those people should keep their home’s value at the forefront of their decision making process.
Most realtors agree that kitchens sell homes. Buyers are drawn to the space and heavily influenced by its current state and potential. Therefore, kitchen renovations are more likely than most other renovations to increase your home’s value and selling potential. However, with such a large investment required, it’s possible that you don’t have the funds to do a proper full kitchen renovation, or that you won’t see a great ROI after such a large expense.
The best way to increase your home’s value and selling potential is to focus on projects that make an immediate impact on your house’s cosmetic appeal.
Floors are one of the most important parts of a home in terms of both aesthetics and functionality. Since your floors see more wear and tear than any other component, it’s easy to forget to keep up on proper maintenance and cleaning. But if you’re looking to resell, your flooring should be a top priority to increase the value of your house. Whether you’re tearing everything up and starting from scratch, or just refinishing, having a brand new floor to show off is one of the best ways to entice your potential buyers.
Countertops are typically one of the main focal points of the kitchen. They receive more daily use and undergo more cleaning than any other area besides the floors. People, especially potential buyers, naturally gravitate to the counters. It’s important that your countertops are high quality and well maintained.
People will be much more likely to buy a home that has already taken care of high cost and high priority projects such as the floors and countertops, but only if they’re done well. If you have any questions about your house’s floors or kitchen, give Naffco a call today at (813) 254-4066.