According to this Washington Post article, the top five most popular home remodeling projects in Northern Virginia and Washington DC are:
- Install ceramic tile (18%)
- Remodel a bathroom (15%)
- Build a deck or porch (11%)
- Install asphalt roofing (10%)
- Remodel a kitchen (9%)
If you are planning on having any of above home remodeling projects, you should have a good understanding of how they will add value to resale of your property. In this article, I will share some of my thoughts on what will add the most resale value to your property.
There are a few valid reasons for deciding to remodel certain parts of your home. For some, it is to create additional space, while for others, the remodel is a way to update a tired look. Regardless of your reason for tearing down walls and getting the designers in, the end goal should always be to add resale value to your property. Even if you plan on staying in your remodeled home for the foreseeable future, there still may come a time when you feel the need to move on. The right remodeling projects can ensure that you get out more than you put in.
One of the first places that potential home buyers look at when taking a tour is the kitchen. Gone are the days when the humble kitchen was nothing more than a place to cook a family meal. Nowadays, open plan kitchens are all the rage, as they have become part of the social experience that we tend to seek when enjoying a good meal. It’s possible to strike the perfect balance between going with an aesthetic that suits your particular tastes and adding real value to your home. You can take a look at some of our kitchen remodeling projects.
The one room where people spend the most amount of time when at home is the bedroom. This is why today’s home buyers go looking for a master suite that is a cut above the rest. It’s no longer enough to have space for a bed, a chest of drawers, and maybe a little en suite bathroom that is basic at best. People now want a place where they can go and relax at the end of the day, which means expanding the space to include chairs or a sofa. The attached bathroom also needs to be more on the luxurious end of the scale, as this will ensure that you get top dollar when selling your home.
While the bathroom that attaches to the master suite needs some serious attention, it’s important not to forget all the other bathrooms in the home. While these don’t necessarily need to be as dramatic as your en suite, they do need to be updated and modern. The bathroom is another area that people will often use as a make or break when buying a home. A bright, modern bathroom will add a nice chunk of value to your property, and is definitely something you should consider. Take a look at some of our bathroom remodeling projects.
Rather than simply tackling an individual room when remodeling, it is sometimes a good idea to take a look at the bigger picture. If you are constantly complaining about a lack of space, then it might be time to look at an addition, or perhaps looking for ways to adjust the existing layout to create more space.
Opening up certain areas, combining rooms, or making a home addition is one way to do so, as that will make your property look that much larger without altering the physical dimensions of the property. All of these changes will help with the bottom line when it comes time to sell your home.
I hope this article was helpful in helping you understand how you should priortize your home remodeling projects if you are looking to maximize your resale value. If you are still unsure about which way to go, contact us today and we will be glad to walk you through some options.