With the holidays practically here your home may be invaded by guests in the near future, whether you want them or not. Before your guests arrive there are a few things you should do to make sure they enjoy their stay. After all its always nice to impress your friends and family by showing off...
Adding Extra Living Space:
Attic- Turn your attic into living space rather than a center to fuel your hoarding addiction! The attic is ignored by most home owners and so is the “junk” they store in it. A finished attic can add more living space to your house which will increase the value of it. So rather than storing those old college and high school memorabilia in your attic convert it to another bedroom, or depending on the size a nook to read or hang out in.
Basement- The basement is a little more obvious than the attic when it comes to adding living space. A finished basement can be a great place for kids to hang out in or guests to enjoy. You can add an entertainment room in your basement or even some extra bedrooms. A finished basement has become very desirable in today’s market and can help increase the value of your house along with the living space. Once again you may lose some storage room, but how often do you actually use that space anyways?
Improving Your Kitchen and Bathrooms:
Kitchen- A nice kitchen is a big draw to most families nowadays. Entertaining can easily be done in a nice open kitchen with a lot of counter space. Things like counter and cooking space along with plenty of cabinets can really improve your kitchen and the value of your house. kitchen remodeling can be costly, but are almost always worth it. Not only is the kitchen used in everyday life, it is also used in entertaining and is always a memorable room in your house. When selling your house potential buyers are almost always gonna remember your kitchen. So try and make that a positive room in your house!
Bathroom- Nice bathrooms are a must if you are trying to improve the value f your house. They are simple to improve and lets be honest everybody uses them. Not only are you and your family gonna see your restrooms, but so are your guests, for the most part. A few simple changes to your bathrooms such as new tile on the floors or walls and new sinks can do wonders for the value of your house. You can also add tile to your shower or completely redo it depending on how much you are willing to spend on renovations. A dilapidated bathroom will surely be remembered by potential buyers and guests a like. You may not notice that your bathrooms are rather run down, but trust me your guests do!
Roofing- A new roof maybe costly, but if you haven’t had a new roof in awhile then it might be a good idea to get a new one before placing your house on the market. Potential buyers will appreciate the fact that they do not have to go through the trouble of replacing the roof themselves. It also makes the outside of your house look much better and more appealing. A new roof is not needed all the time, but if you haven’t replaced yours in twenty years you probably should before selling.
Siding- Siding like roofing can be expensive, but can be well worth it. New siding is one of the best ways to make your house look brand new. If you have new siding, but want to refresh its look sometimes a paint job is what you need. New siding along with new shutters is a great way to make your house look brand new and greatly increase the value of your home. Exterior repairs may be costly, but if you plan on selling your house may be your best option for increasing its value!
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