Many of you are looking into starting a new life along the shores of Bowmanville, which means that this may be your last summer in your current home. With the nice weather finally here, you’re likely thinking about renovations or upgrades to get your house ready to sell. It’s important to ensure that you’re spending your precious time, energy – and most importantly money – on the updates that will add the most value to your property. Choosing the right things to focus on can definitely be stressful, but here are a few suggestions to get you in the right direction.
Kitchens are often very safe bets when it comes to dazzling potential buyers – and also offer the largest return on investment. They tend be the nucleus of many homes; it’s where we cook, eat and congregate. In conjunction with a home’s washroom(s), a kitchen’s layout and condition can help a buyer form a pretty strong opinion. Remember, renovations can range from complex construction to relatively simple updates such as putting in fresh knobs and fixtures.
If your home is lacking in square footage, finishing your basement could add usable space, which is perfect for a child’s play room, or even a rentable suite. Another thing to consider is flooring. Flooring updates, no matter your budget, can breathe new life into a space and give buyers the impression that your home has been dramatically renovated and/or redecorated. Lastly, never overlook the power of seemingly small, low maintenance changes. The right coat of paint can transform the look and feel of any room.