Improving the look of your entire house is always a good idea; however there are still some places to focus on to get more money out of a sale.
Brad Hunter, the chief economist at HomeAdvisor, states that millennial homeowners are twice as likely than baby boomers to undergo kitchen and bathroom remodeling.
As a result of this, current homebuyers look for improvements in these areas first.
Kitchens will statistically give you the most in return for your investment.
Begin by replacing old appliances with brand name ones. New appliances need not be top-of-the-line. Make sure that all appliances match, if possible.
After replacement of appliances, consider countertops, cabinets, and flooring or tiles.
Replacing a wooden countertop with quartz or granite can realize a much higher gain than if you spent the same amount of money on the garage.
Even simple updates like a backsplash or new appliances can boost your home value.
With bathrooms, a complete renovation is usually not required.
Updating vanities, toilets and fixtures can recoup more than enough money to offset the costs.
For outside looks, prioritize landscaping.
Healthy trees, blooming flowers and neatly trimmed lawns make a property look nicer.
Use native trees that don’t need as much water to save costs and plant blooming plants and large bushes for aesthetic value.
Currently, people prefer an open look to rooms. If your house has many small spaces and dense hallways, breaking down a wall or two could increase the value.
For example, if a wall separates the kitchen and living room, it could make sense to break it down and add an island in the space created to make an impression of space and openness.