When it comes to resale of a house, there are so many factors that affect its value. The place where the property is located, the age of the property, etc are few of the factors over which the owner does not have any control. But there are certain factors, if properly planned, which can boost up the resale value of the house. One such factor is the the ambience of the house.
Once the decision is taken to sell the house, the owner should go that extra mile to make sure that the house is worth a good investment. For that remodeling of the house plays an important role. Let us see few of the remodeling tactics that need to be adopted to boost the resale value of a house.
Living and dining: When it comes to resale of house, living room and dining room remodeling assumes great significance as these are the rooms that the prospective buyers first step into. If the owner intends to sell the house with furniture, then make sure that the furniture is in good condition. A fresh coat of paint and minor repair work, if needed, would serve the purpose. Similarly a fresh coat of polish or a new carpet on the floor and a new coat of paint on the wall can make the room appealing to buyers. It is a good idea to leave the drapery on as it can change the entire appearance of the room. The owner should ensure that all lights are in working condition. Broken and non-working lights can leave a bad impression in the mind of prospective buyers.
Bedroom: Bedroom remodeling includes changing the wardrobe and flooring. A wise decision would be to give provision for mirror in the wardrobe itself so as to do away with separate dressing table. This has the double advantage of creating an illusion of space as well. A new light colored carpet on the floor makes the room look more spacious. Similarly the paint provided should also be of light shade so that an illusion of space can be created.
Bathroom: This is one area where majority of remodeling work happens. Since bathroom fixtures and fittings are subject to fast change, the bathroom should have the latest ones to boost the resale value of the house. New cabinetry can change the entire look of the bathroom. It is a good idea to co-ordinate the faucet, knob and towel racks. If space permits a wall mounted vanity can change the entire appearance of the bath. A sliding shower door, latest wall and floor tiles etc can add to the value of the room.
Kitchen: Since a major portion of kitchen is covered by cabinets, new cabinets would be a value addition. Cabinets should have separate provision for cutlery, crockery and other appliances. Provision should be given for oven, refrigerator and dishwasher. Polishing the floor or using new rugs can enhance the look of the kitchen. If the kitchen is dark, painting the cabinets in a lighter tone can make the kitchen look more spacious. As far as possible provide an uncluttered look to the counter.
Apart from the above tips there are few which are applicable to the entire house
- A fresh coat of paint is a must have to both the interior and exterior of the house
- The front door can be changed to make the house look more appealing
- Garden and landscaping should be up to mark
- While polishing furniture, outdoor furniture should not be neglected.
Keep these tips in mind. You are sure to sell your home at the dream value!
Author Bio: The author Sandra Johnson is a freelance content writer who has more than 3 years experience writing article for home improvement/décor niche. At present she is working as a guest blogger for Michigan Basement Contractors who provides great Michigan Basement Reviews, construction, finishing and remodeling work.