3 Renovations To Make And To Avoid For Your Home

Dated: 07/15/2014

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3 Renovations To Make And To Avoid For Your Home

The 3 Renovations To Make

1. The Kitchen

During parties, get-togethers, Thanksgiving, and basically every other time of year, everyone always seems to gravitate to the kitchen. If this is true for you, let's face it, it will be true for a potential buyer down the road. Having an updated kitchen is the single most important thing you can do to not only add value to your home, but to attract buyers when it is time to sell
When making renovations consider opting for popular, in-demand features such as stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops.

2. The Bathrooms

Not only should you considering just renovating the bathrooms in your home, you may even want to consider adding an additional bathroom if your floor plan allows for it. You can turn otherwise wasted space into a room that will add value to your house. Updated bathrooms are an important factor when potential buyers are looking at homes
Nobody wants a bathroom with a plain counter top with an old porcelain sink and outdated lighting. When renovating bathrooms consider tile (it does not have to be super high end) which can dramatically alter the appearance in a positive way. Small changes such as a fresh coat of paint and new lighting fixtures can also improve the look of your bathroom.

3. Curb Appeal/ Landscaping

While this renovation may not seem as obvious, it is still very important to keep in mind, especially if you are looking to sell your home. Why is it so important? Well the answer is actually quite simple. If your home is visually unappealing from the outside, many buyers may not even want to look at the inside. People will skip over your home without a second thought. First impressions are everything, so when potential buyers are walking up to your home for the first time, it should be pleasing to look at.
You do not have to spend a lot of money to make your house more visually appealing. A new paint job as well as a new roof will go along way. Keeping the grass and bushes neatly cut and planting flowers will also add curb appeal. Do not go over-the-top with landscaping, which will scream high maintenance to buyers.

3 Renovations To Avoid

1. Above Ground Pools

The one thing you should absolutely stay clear of is an above ground pool. Not only will your neighbors thank you for not adding an eye sore to the neighborhood, you will be glad you did not install an above ground pool when you go to sell. As fun as having a pool sounds, above ground pools, especially in areas like Denver, are guaranteed to make your property look tacky and possibly scare off certain buyers.

2. Converting Your Garage Into A Playroom Or Office

While it is probably easy for a buyer to scrap a playroom or office in a garage, you should still avoid it in the first place. The vast majority of people like to use the garage for what it was intended for, storing their vehicles. If you want to change something in the garage, adding shelving and cabinets will be far more appreciated when it is time to sell.

3.  Turning Your Kid's Room Into A Themed Room

As fun as it may sound to turn your kid's room into a Barbie or race car themed room, it should really be avoided. It may suit your child now, but in just a few years your child will outgrow that theme and you will have to change the room again. It does not make sense to spend a lot of money on a themed room when it will have a short useful life. Instead of changing the whole room to be themed, it is much easier to have a few themed items that can be easily removed around the room such as a lamp, wall hangings, or outlet covers. Avoid going over the top and making every single thing in the room part of the theme.

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