You should upgrade your home in Charlotte, NC before selling it to increase its value. However you shouldn’t overdo the process and risk wasting time and money for no return.
We have put together our list: of 3 upgrades to invest in and 3 to forget about.
3 Upgrades To Invest In:
A room is completely transformed with a new coat of paint. Sticking to neutral colors, try using pops of color elsewhere in the space like throw pillows or artwork for big impact. Painting your home can be an affordable upgrade that makes a significant difference!
Plus a fresh coat of paint will cover and dings in the wall, nail holes, etc.
Do: A Kitchen & Bath Facelift
If you want to improve your home without spending a lot of money, focus on upgrading the kitchen and bathroom. These are two areas that will have a big impact for just a little bit of cash.
New faucets, drawer pulls and resurfacing your cabinets are affordable ways to revitalize the space. Some appliance manufacturers sell new and alternate colored faceplates.
For example, swapping out the front of your dishwasher to match the other appliances is a great way to save money and tie things together.
You can take the same principles to give your bathroom a quick makeover. Vinyl tiles can go on the floor, right over what you currently have. Do a deep cleaning of the grout, and re-grout if needed.
Fix any cracked tiles or broken hardware. (Wobbly towel racks, etc.) Another option to a complete shower renovation is to install a pre-fab cover. This is much cheaper than doing a whole shower overhaul.
Placing some flowers in the front yard, or covering dirt with a pretty ground cover will give your home instant curb appeal. To enhance this effect further, have trees and bushes trimmed on occasion while keeping up to date on mowing the lawn regularly.
Depending on your climate, you can plant succulents or lay down pretty rocks to keep the space well maintained, but low-maintenance.
Maybe throw a fresh coat of paint on the mailbox or hang up a bird feeder and some hanging plants. Small touches and a well-groomed yard will draw anyone in.
3 To Forget About:
Don’t: Finish The Basement
The project of renovating this space adds costs and time to home sellers. The number show that you will not get back what you put in, so house pricing with this information is crucial for potential buyers who want an build an open game room or extra bedrooms.
It may be best to include a disclaimer when advertising your property about unfinished spaces being reflected in price because most people would like their own customizations anyways
Don’t: Add a Patio, Deck or Pool
Again, adding a pool can cost a fortune, without providing much return. In addition to the price tag of building and maintaining it, prospective buyers with small children may worry about safety while people who don’t want to maintain their own pool would be deterred by having one in your backyard. Use plants or pavers instead for tidying up and beautifying any open area you have on your property if new homeowners plan on building decks .
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Don’t waste your money with a complete overhaul unless it is absolutely necessary due to water or fire damage. The cost does not make sense, especially when homebuyers will have their own tastes. Many homeowners would prefer a credit to the home price allowing them to upgrade on their terms.
In summary: Don’t over-improve… keep it simple!