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Whether you are preparing to sell your home now or merely investing in required maintenance, there are constructive ways to make small, yet significant improvements to increase its worth and unleash its full financially rewarding potential. Any time you redesign or revamp, think about it though the lense of real estate. It is inevitable that you will sell your home one day, so every decision you make, and dollar you put toward improving your house, should keep that fact in mind. 

The road to your home’s final sale can be a long one; however, utilizing a few strategic, innovative designing concepts can increase your home’s value, resulting in a profitable sale.

Curb Appeal Starts at the Top – The Roof

A home’s roof and siding are significant aspects that potential homebuyers investigate in their house search. They can’t help it, the exterior of your home is the first thing they see! For your home to be well received, consider roof and siding replacement services to accentuate the home’s curb appeal and in turn, make your home more fiscally profitable. When homebuyers see a nice new roof, they see a well maintained home that is worth their money and investment. 

Intensify the Heart of the Home – The Kitchen

A kitchen without updated appliances could pose a problem for potential buyers considering your home. Create an aesthetically pleasing kitchen, offering efficiency, ensuring easy access to the three points within it such as the refrigerator, sink, and oven. With a new kitchen typically adding 4.6% onto a home’s value, it is the choicest option for any home seller to evaluate.

If you are looking to sell soon, opt for smaller changes like new hardware, fresh paint and updated appliances. If you still plan to stay in your current home for a substantial amount of time, go big. Spring for an open floor plan and create your dream kitchen. 

Magnify Your Home – The Illusion of Space

It’s no secret that an open floor plan is a desired home trend for properties on the market today. The greatest way to maximize a home’s square footage is making the fullest use of the entire home, capitalizing on all available space. Design with the intent on offering the illusion of space, AKA less is more. When potential buyers view a modernized and depersonalized floor plan, it allows them to visually draw a mental picture, imagining it as their own.

Freshening up – Bathroom Design

A well maintained and clean home, with an upgraded bathroom improves overall appearance, and improves water-efficiency. Improvements such as a new toilet, and hardware fixtures with a cost range of $300-$1,000, could create a potential return of 2-3%.

With the right home improvements, you can develop your home’s internal and external spaces to escalate your home’s value. Before you start making any big decisions, sit down for a free consultation with a First Team agent. Our experienced listing agents can help you choose the smartest home improvements and design aesthetics for your local neighborhood market. All you have to do is ask.

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This guest post is written by Kara Masterson, a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max. Informational credit: Select Exteriors