Home Renovation Tips for Homeowners or Investors
Whether you’re an aspiring landlord or if you’re looking to improve your property for an eventual resale, you should know that renovating your home is a strategic move that ought to be planned and performed correctly. This isn’t meant to intimidate you, but rather, guide you to making the proper considerations before cutting that hole in the wall. Don’t let reality renovation shows fool you. While there is a financial benefit to some DIY projects, it’s important to do your research and budgeting before getting started. You don’t want to be halfway through your home’s renovation before you realize that hiring a professional contractor may have been the easier route. Below are some tips on what to consider for the plethora of projects that your home might be needing. That being said, we are so excited for your home to get a refresh! We wish you the best of luck!
As you walk through the house to plan your renovation, make a note of what parts of the floors and walls need repairs. Take some time to concentrate on the kitchen — as at least one seasoned realtor may tell you, oftentimes the kitchen sells the entire house. The kitchen joins the bathrooms on the property in being top areas that will need your undivided attention when it comes to renovations. Flooring is also something to take a look at, but don’t forget to check out the ceilings as well.
Work on making the master bedroom an in-home oasis – it is, after all, where the home-buyer or decision-maker is likely to be sleeping soon! Take advantage of the valuable features that are already in the room and make any improvements that go fluidly with what you have.
Don’t Forget The Outside
While there is a considerable amount of things to do when it comes to cosmetic improvements inside the home, be sure not to neglect what the prospective home-buyer sees as they pull up to the property for the first time. Does the home need a refresh of paint? What parts of the outer walls or trim need repainting? Do any roof tiles need to be replaced?
Furthermore, landscaping is equally part of the home as the front porch itself. Do any branches on the trees in the yard need pruning? Are the trees closer to the home affecting the roof? Is there any foliage that takes away from the view of a nearby landmark? Are there any limitations on what you can and can’t do outlined in the HOA rules? Check to see if your landscaping needs updating. This could be the answer for a simple, budget-friendly way of making for an impactful first impression.
Starting a new project could mean revealing an existing or new-found issue with the cosmetics of your home. Be sure to have a budget ready for correcting any of these discovered stains or cracks. It’s important as a homeowner to be diligent in the care of your home. A home that smoothly passes its inspections before a sale is less of a headache for both the sellers and the buyers.
Renovation costs and improving a property can be intimidating and at times, overwhelming. It to have a solid course of action on paper, complete with a defined budget towards your ideal goal. While it may take some extra work and added commitment, transforming the house you have into the home you’ve always dreamed of is sure to be a prize well worth it in the end.