Add Affordable Luxuries to Your Home Now and Reap the Benefits
at Resale Time
The consensus of opinion among realtors is that there are a few
key improvements that can be done to substantially increase the
value of your home when the time comes to sell it. But why wait
to make repairs and enhancements until you want to sell when the
upgrades will improve the quality of your life today?
Definitely, the prime home improvement projects that increase home
resale value are updating your kitchen and bathrooms.
A new full bathroom can increase the resale value of your home
by as much as 130 percent of its cost, while kitchen renovations
can add up to 95 percent of their cost to the value of your home
at resale time. Other "enjoy now and reap the benefits later" improvements
are adding a fireplace, which will add a whopping 160 percent of
its cost to your home's value, or upgrading landscaping and adding
Don't bother with that swimming pool, however, unless it is really
important to you now, because you will only get back about 44 percent
of its value at resale time. When updating your kitchen with the
focus on enjoying it now, concentrate on new products that will
enhance your daily activities.
New appliances such as refrigerators with ice cube makers and filtered,
chilled water on demand, indoor grills and duel fuel ranges, along
with warming drawers and food warming heat lamps are features you
can look for when replacing older, worn out equipment. Cabinets
can be cleaned, painted or re-faced and fashionable new knobs can
be installed. The addition of an island will increase your workspace
while new flooring and countertops will change the entire mood of
Now is the time to retouch or repaint the kitchen if the color
is dated or the paint quality is poor. All this will allow you to
enjoy your home more today and, of course, add to the resale value
in the future. The bath is a room that is increasingly becoming
the most enjoyable and luxurious room in the home.
Baths should not only look good, they need to make you feel good
as well. Many new items found in today's bathrooms not only make
your day-to-day living more enjoyable, but can also be energy efficient
Roomy showers with multiple fixed and handheld shower heads, steam
baths, and whirlpool tubs operated with continuous hot water on
demand are nice. So are towel radiators that provide extravagant,
warm, fluffy towels to pamper you at home just like you're pampered
at the spa.
Towel radiators come in a large variety of styles and finishes to
match the furnishings of any bathroom.
The addition of new sinks combined with unusual stand-alone furniture
pieces and flooring completes your renovated oasis. Recouping your
remodeling investment may not be your goal when you add innovative
furnishings and appliances to your home. But when it comes to resale
value, kitchen and bathroom improvements consistently return the
most resale value and almost always help sell a house.
Courtesy of ARA Content