As a seller, one can feel the pressure to improve your home to suit the buyer’ market. You don’t have to perform miracles to change the look or appeal of your home. Most of us are well aware of the costly need to upgrade counters and cabinets in our kitchens and often times we cannot justify the cost of doing so. Here is a list of home improvements you can make, that even though they can be costly, will pay you back in the long run.
Landscaping – Sprucing up your curb appeal can determine whether or not a buyer actually enters your home. An overgrown lawn and garden can turn buyers away, so plant some trees or flowers to catch their attention.
Add A Bedroom – If you have an unfinished basement or attic space, give your home one more bedroom. By doing so, you will definitely raise the price of your home.
Build A Deck – Putting a second story slider and deck in is one of the least expensive ways to expand your living space.
Bathroom – By converting a half bath into a full, or a closet into a bath, you are improving one of the most important rooms in the house, second to the kitchen. Buyers like the extra space a full bath offers.
Kitchen – The kitchen is a make or break room for buyers, so replacing appliances and counters is a great idea to catch a buyer, even if the layout isn’t exactly what they were looking for.
Finished Basement – If yours is unfinished, finish it. Buyers may not want to have to finish it themselves and the extra space will appeal to them.
Windows – New energy efficient windows in an older home can attract buyers, as it saves on energy and is also one less improvement the buyers may have to make on their own.