Adding Value

Which items will add value to your home and help with resale when the time comes to sell?

The answer is: “Only the ones that future buyers will also want and be willing to pay for.”

As a general rule, choosing the functional over the merely cosmetic and choosing neutral over unusual or exotic will pay at resale. Taste and current trends can also affect the value of an update. Unusual colors have a limited appeal.

Which updates will add the most value to your home?

  • Updates that increase usable space (an extra bathroom, larger and/or upgraded kitchen, master bedroom suite, more closet space, conversion of unused space to finished, usable space).
  • Updates that will lighten and brighten your rooms (white or light color paint and freshly painted trim)
  • Updated Flooring such as hardwoods, ceramics and new carpet.
  • Updates that will increase privacy and security (fencing, landscaping).