4 Home Upgrades That Add Value

March 2, 2018

With busy jobs and life’s adventures, prepping for a house sale isn’t always at the top of your mind, especially if it seems like a distant event. But, the more value you can build into your current home before it’s listed, the better off you’ll be as you’re planning out your custom home. Time passes in a flash, and there’s no better time than the present to get ready. Here are some of the top home upgrades you can make to your current home to add value and to keep in mind when you’re thinking about your custom home design:

1. Emphasize the Bathrooms

Adding additional bathrooms can have a huge impact on home value. The more bathrooms, the better – especially when they are placed in convenient areas. Within reason, of course. Homebuyers want to know that their needs will be attended to, and one of the biggest needs is the bathroom.

Finding improvements for bathrooms is almost always a good idea. Upgrades can do a lot of good for adding home value. Updating the tile or just repainting the walls can really help. If you think you need a little more than that, adding double vanity sinks or replacing the fixtures are excellent renovations.

2. Make Your Kitchen a Hotspot

Like bathrooms, kitchens have been a mainstay for home shoppers throughout the years. Better fixtures, mixed lighting, and an efficient cooking triangle are all good ideas when designing a kitchen. To boost value further, and make entertaining more fun, consider adding an island, a bar, or an eat-in dining area.

3. Transforming Your Basement

Having a basement finished can be a significant way to add value, and square footage, to a home. The additional living space can be utilized in a variety of different ways, including bedrooms, bathrooms, dens, and offices. The possibilities are endless, and much more appealing to potential buyers than an earthen floor.

4. Adding Curb Appeal

Making some strategic gardening choices can pump up your curb appeal, making the value of your home skyrocket. By adding some shrubbery and the occasional flower bush, you can really make a difference. As long as all of the flora remain far enough from your drainage systems, they should be fine additions to your property.

If you have any questions or need more information on how to best make the move from your current home to a custom home, give us a call at (717) 284-4090 or contact us today at Custom Home Group!