To fix or not to fix? That is the question.
Or at least, it is when you’re selling a home. While some home-buyers like fixer-uppers, most prefer to have only light renovations once the home is theirs. So that leaves you with a big question: which parts of your home should you renovate, and which can you leave as is? Here we go through which areas of your home you should renovate in order to get the best return.
Kitchens and bathrooms (especially the kitchens) are the areas of your home with the biggest value. Why? Because home-buyers don’t want to deal with the stress or cost of remodeling them, and because they’re going to spend a good chunk of their home lives in these rooms. Depending on how old your kitchen and bathrooms are will determine how much you have to renovate. At the very least, though, you should pay extra attention to the paint, cabinets, and countertops, as these are the most visible parts of the room.
Repair and repaint your walls
Holes, cracks, and oddly painted walls are sure to turn off potential buyers. So get any problem areas fixed up and then repaint any walls that are too dark or bright. You’ll want colors that will attract as many buyers as possible, so opt for neutral colors such as white, gray, or beige.
Fix up your roof
If your roof is starting to show its age with cracks, missing shingles, and/or mold, then you should consider getting it replaced. Depending on its condition, you could get away with just fixing up small problem areas, but if there are wide-spread problems, you’ll need to get the whole roof replaced.
Consider hardwood floors
Most home-buyers these days prefer hardwood floors, and as a result, it offers a high return on investment. If you don’t want to spend the money on true hardwood floors, though, you can opt for faux hardwood which will provide the same look that home-buyers desire for less money.
Think about the little things
Broken window glass, deteriorated siding, outdated light fixtures, cracked sidewalks, these are all things that can hurt the look and value of your home. These are, thankfully, easier to fix than renovating a kitchen or replacing a roof is, so if you don’t want to go through the hassle of the projects mentioned above, then at least get these smaller problem areas fixed up.
Once you have a list of areas that need to be fixed, then it’s time to hire a professional contractor to do the job right. At Ivy Lea Construction, our interior and exterior services include everything from kitchen remodeling to vinyl siding installation. So give us a call today at 716-875-8654 to see how we can get your home show-ready in no time.