Homeowners typically renovate their properties for two main reasons: to increase the livability of their home or to increase it’s value – or both!
When considering what to renovate, keep in mind these recommendations from RealtyTimes:
- Update Kitchen
Modern kitchens with new appliances, ample work space, quality flooring and a good view are major selling points for many home buyers.
- En Suite Bathroom
An en suite bathroom is a bathroom that is attached to the bedroom, thus the only way to to access the en suite bathroom is from the bedroom. This means, of course that an en suite bathroom is also a private bathroom. Also, many people also prefer to have a bathroom with a whirlpool tub because it gives the bathroom a “spa-like” feel.
- Built-in Wardrobes
Home buyers like plenty of storage areas and many regard built-in wardrobes as a very desirable feature. Of course, these wardrobes can used for more than just clothes storage; jewelry, spare blankets, clothes, bags, shoes as well as linen, cleaning products, towels are all possibilities.
- Master Suite
Master suite with walk-in clothes closets, adjoining bathroom and plenty of “extra” space are all considered prime features.
Many still prefer to have a home with a pool particularly in the warmer climates. A pool can increase the value of a home by anywhere from 6 to 15 percent. of course, nground pools cost more than above ground, but they add considerably more value.