We’ve talked a lot about large scale home remodels and new home builds lately, but what if you aren’t looking for a big budget project? A lot of people just want to spruce up the house and get it in shape to sell, especially now that the market is picking up. So where can you get the most bang for your buck?
The most popular room to remodel is also the most used room in the house: the kitchen. The kitchen is used by everyone in the house and is crucial to the functionality of the home. Many people look at the kitchen first when evaluating a new home purchase so making sure yours will impress will go a long way when it comes time to sell.
In fact, so far for 2013, it comes in as the top room remodel by remodeling.hw.net. They list a “minor kitchen remodel” at 75.4% for cost recouped. The site lists a couple replacements and other additions that will give you an over 75% cost recouped rating so check it out at http://www.remodeling.hw.net/2013/costvsvalue/national.aspx.
If you’re looking into remodeling more than just the kitchen then go for the master bathroom as well. According to Ken Perrin of Artistic Renovations, “the kitchen and bathroom sell a house.” The article, Tips for Remodeling a Bath for Resale, outlines why these are the two most important rooms to focus on when remodeling. It also lists some great resources for ideas for bathroom remodels so take a look if this is something you’re considering.
If you have any questions about how a remodel can increase your home value or help you sell your home, then feel free to get in touch with us. Fänas Architecture can be reached by calling 303.444.5380 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have offices in Boulder, Colorado and Pagosa Springs, Colorado and we’re happy to help!