Renovating a home can be an exciting yet taxing experience for all involved. If you focus too much on extracting the most value out of your home, you may be tempted to renovate anything that looks shabby or worn down. Or, you just think a particular aspect of your home needs to be modernized. Whether it’s the landscaping, the patio, or the deck, you might want to go above and beyond to fix parts of your home that, while valuable, don’t necessarily net you the best return on your investment.
The most significant aspect of renovations is to focus on the essential elements. Always start with the high-traffic areas of your home, then fix and spruce up the rest. These are the areas of your Alpharetta home that are most important when renovating it with the intent to sell it down the line.
Make the Kitchen Your Biggest Priority
The areas of the house you frequent the most and are the most vital to your sustenance should be your undisputed starting points. One such area is the kitchen. Not only is it important to refresh everything in your kitchen, from your countertops to the kitchen table, but it’s vital that you make it the most attractive area of your abode, if not close to it. This is the heart of your home, after all, where countless meals are prepared, and the dinner table tells family tales.
Especially if you’re handling the renovation yourself, starting with the kitchen is a no-brainer. That said, you don’t need to be extensive with the changes you make. Start with small and cosmetic updates that elevate its value, then work your way up. Focus on the surfaces and walls, look at getting a backsplash and change out the stove or refrigerator if either isn’t working optimally. But, without a doubt, the kitchen is where you should begin.
Your Bathroom Should Also Be High Priority
Much like the kitchen, you don’t want to overdo it with your remodeling approach. Another vital, high-traffic area of your home that you can make some savvy upgrades to is your bathroom, particularly the shower. You can convert a half-bath in your home into a shower, making your home more marketable in the process. Add some new toilets while you’re at it as well.
If you feel you need more significant upgrades, start with the tiles before moving to the surface areas. Your home is only as good as the floor and tiles that form its foundation. A good tile upgrade can be helpful to add value to your home. You could replace your tub, faucets, and/or sinks to add a touch of class to your bathroom, making it more attractive to you and the prospective buyers you’re trying to get.
Introducing a New Bedroom or Home Office
The more usable your basement or attic is, the more appealing it becomes for home buyers. You can convert either of these areas into an extra room to add square footage and make the home more appealing to larger families. You could alternatively convert the space into a home office, which is useful in the times we live in. Or, you can change the basement/attic into an entertainment area, a place where guests can visit anytime you’re hosting a party.
If you’re finished renovating your Alpharetta home, our agent will be glad to help you land a top figure for your home sale. Reach out to us today for more details!