Are you thinking of upgrading your house, but you don’t know what upgrades are the good ones to do? There are a number of different upgrades that you can do to your house, but which ones are the ones worth paying for? Here are some things to think about when you are deciding on what to upgrade in your home. Here are also some upgrades that are worth paying for. These upgrades can also get you a bit more money if you are selling your home too. However, if you do them to sell your home, don’t go with things out of the ordinary.
One thing to keep in mind when upgrading, is what effect it will have on your home. Are you just doing it to make it look pretty, or will it really help the value of your home in the future. An important rule of thumb would be to put money into the upgrades that are going to increase the overall resale value of your home. Here are some upgrades that will definitely pay for themselves.
Hardwood floors: When you replace existing carpeting, laminate or flooring with hardwood, that is a good investment. Most home buyers are attracted to wood floors because of how beautiful and how warm they make the room feel. Why upgrade to hardwood floors? Here are a few reasons; 1) they are easy to clean and to maintain 2) they can be sanded down and refinished 3) they make for a healthier indoor living environment 4) houses with hardwood floors are easier to sell 4) homes with hardwood floors sell faster 5) they sell for more money 6) most agents have said that homes with hardwood floors sell for over 10% more than homes without. Paying for upgraded flooring will have a very positive affect on the resale value. Not only will it increase the value of your home, but it will make it easier for you when it comes to cleaning it.
Update kitchens: A minor kitchen remodel will pay dividends at resale. Here are some things to update in the kitchen: 1) reface the cabinets with new doors and drawers 2) replace the appliances with good quality, energy-efficient models (stainless steel appliances are the hot item now) 3) update the flooring and countertops (granite countertops are in high demand for home buyers) 4) paint walls and get rid of wallpaper.
Doing these simple upgrades will greatly enhance the beauty and value in your home. Many people look for kitchens that are updated, so these updates are definitely worth paying for.
New windows: Replacing your windows may seem like a pain, but it will increase the value of your home. New windows are so important because if you don’t have the proper windows to match the climate you’re in, then this can greatly damage your home. If the climate you live in is cold, then you will need windows that will keep your home warmer and be more energy efficient. If you live in a hot place, then you will need windows that protect your home against the sun and heat. Replacing windows to match the climate you are in will keep the energy bills down and more affordable.
New paint: New paint is such a simple thing that you can do to upgrade your home. Paint is a great upgrade because it is relatively inexpensive, but it has a big effect. Make sure to choose colors that are neutral and rich if you are looking to sell your home. Make sure to use earth tone colors, that will ensure that it will match with any lifestyle and it will never go out of style. Make sure to remove all wallpaper because wallpaper just doesn’t look as modern and nice as a simple coat of paint.
Just some simple tips to give your home that face lift you’ve been wanting. Or to get your home ready to sell. Get started on your upgrades today.
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