At Falk Construction Inc., there’s no home remodeling project we can’t assist you with. Whether you’re looking for a small kitchen or bathroom tweak or a major home addition to create more space, our general contractors are on hand to help.
We’re also here to provide our expertise in the field, which we’ve honed over decades of completing various remodeling projects for our clients. One question we’re often asked: What are some smart remodeling options I should consider if I’m selling my home soon and want to get maximum value? There are a few good areas that often provide far more value in this realm than what you actually pay for them – here are some themes and tips we can offer.
The two most valuable individual areas in the home when it comes to remodeling are the bathroom and kitchen. Bathrooms are a huge deal to many buyers, who look first to fixtures like the sink, shower and others.
There are a few options that might be available to you here depending on your current bathroom layout.If your previous theme has a pedestal sink that offers limited storage below, for instance, you might consider replacing this with a more modern design that’s both more aesthetically pleasing and more practical. If you have an older shower with a traditional curtain format, you could consider upgrading to a walk-in shower that once again increases both visual and practical appeal. All of these upgrades can add excess value above the price you spend.
The kitchen is the central point for most homes, setting the baseline for the entire home’s design and practicality. The ROI from kitchen upgrades is the highest of anywhere in the house. Some basic ideas to consider here:
Cabinets: New kitchen cabinets are the best way to bring a fresh feel and look to the kitchen while also increasing practicality. Even if this is the only element of the kitchen you change, adding more storage and installing beautiful cabinets can make a huge difference to a potential buyer.
Island design: If you don’t already have one, consider moving to an island design for your kitchen. These are very popular for buyers today, offering great storage plus an open aesthetic that’s all the rage in 2018.
Countertops: If you’re still working with old laminate countertops, you should upgrade to more modern options. Stone, tile or even particle board options all look great and provide better protection in the process.
Buyers on today’s market generally prefer hardwood floors rather than laminate or carpet. If it’s in your budget to install new hardwood, this is another high-ROI upgrade for selling a home.
We mentioned open floor plans earlier – removing a wall is another way to create this aesthetic. Some homes were designed with too many walls and small rooms that don’t allow the space to breathe. We can help you intelligently remove a wall or two to bring a more open, relaxed feel.
For more on the kinds of remodeling projects to engage in before selling your home, or to learn about any of our general contractor services, speak to the pros at Falk Construction Inc. today.