Most of us have been hibernating these past few months due to the cold weather and everything else that 2020/2021 has thrown our way, but with spring and summer months coming up, it is time to gear up for home improvements galore. I am always so much more productive during the warm weather months, so I put this list together of home improvements that boost the value of your home. You can tackle this list this summer, or whenever you are getting ready to sell your home. Enjoy reading through it!
Kitchen and bathroom improvements
Kitchen and bathroom renovations always pay off! Obviously, if you already have a really nice upgraded kitchen and you just want to change the color of the cabinets for your own enjoyment, that probably will not pay off. However, if you have an older styled kitchen or bathroom, upgrading the countertops, cabinets, flooring, and even things such as the hardware can definitely benefit you in the long run. Most home buyers have a few things in mind when they go to buy a home: the location, the space, the kitchen, the exterior, and the bathrooms. A lot of other things can be slid under the rug, but a nice kitchen and bathroom is always a selling point.
Work on the exterior
The condition of your exterior is the first thing that potential home buyers look at. If they pull up to your home and the siding is falling off, or the roof looks worn, do you think they will want to look at the inside? Probably not. That’s why I always recommend making sure that the exterior of your home looks neat and well taken care of. Add in flowers, bushes, touch up any peeling paint, and check the roof while you’re at it. Don’t forget to take a good look at the mailbox! Some just look awful.
Wood floor refinishing or installation
Sure, more people are leaning towards other flooring options such as vinyl flooring lately because it is (sometimes) less expensive, but did you know that real floors significantly boosts the value of your home? They will never go out of style, they are less toxic than other options (vinyl flooring is contaminated with so many toxins, especially phthalates, which are terrible for child development and fertility), and they will always be easy to care for, as well. You cannot go wrong with hardwood flooring, in my opinion. When you go to insall, you need a reputable and knowledgeable company to do the work for you, however. That’s why TriArt Hardwood Floors – Atlanta is the go-to when it comes to hardwood floor refinishing Atlanta. They aim to make your dream hardwood floors a reality, and they have Atlanta’s best trained craftsmen. TriArt Hardwood Floors believes that quality matters. That’s why they invest in the finest equipment, products, and it’s also why their entire team received ongoing training.
Their personalized approach is awesome. They come in open minded, allowing their clients to lead the way, but they are always there to help with their design service. They can help guide you in choosing products like colors, finishes, and textures, which is a really neat service.
Last but not least, one thing that really stands out to me about TriArt is the fact that they offer a nearly dustless process for sanding and finishing floors. This is awesome so that you do not have to cover everything in plastic, or have to get your HVAC system cleaned after installation, BUT it’s also amazing for families who have a child with asthma, or have another family member with a health condition that cannot be introduced to a bunch of dust. The fact that their state-of-the-art equipment captures nearly 100% of the sanding dust that is created during the process, is huge.
As you can tell, TriArt Hardwood Floors – Atlanta truly takes the time to put their customers first and offer huge perks that other companies do not. They are the best of the best when it comes to hardwood flooring services in Atlanta.
Update your appliances
If you are planning to sell your home in the near future, consider replacing old appliances with new. This includes kitchen appliances such as your refrigerator, range, and even microwave. Also, make sure you do not forget about your bigger home appliances, as well, such as your hot water heater, air conditioning units, and more. While some home buyers want to bring in their own fridge and other appliances (or will buy new), buying ahead of time saves them something on their check list that will save them cash.
Focus on large improvements
Once again, if you plan to sell your home in the near future, focusing on large improvements is so helpful. When you look at a listing page on Zillow or another real estate page, they will always point out large improvements like a new roof, a new hot water heater, a new furnace or HVAC system, and more. Why? Because these are big ticketed items that could potentially cost the new homeowner a lot of money. Updating these large appliances and doing other large improvements is so handy when it comes to getting a better price for your home when you go to sell. For example, my friend had a crack in her foundation. It is a huge item when it comes to the home inspection. She knew that it was not causing any issues to the home, so she went ahead and paid about $700-$1,000 for a foundation expert to come inspect it and give her a letter saying that the structure was okay. She let the prospective buyer(s) know this ahead of time and it saved a lot of headache, stress, and probably money in the long run. Plus, it led the buyer(s) to have more peace of mind knowing that she was upfront and honest, which more than likely made the sale easier – with less negotiation room.
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