» Posted by on Apr 9, 2012 in Home Improvement, Kitchen Design | 0 comments

home-upgrades-for-resaleMany people will remodel or upgrade their home after they have lived in it for a few years. Others may purchase a home with the intention to fix it up right away. There are also people that buy a home to fix it up and resell it to gain a profit. No matter the reason there are specific areas on a home that should be updated to increase their resale value. Many home upgrades have a budget and it is important to plan ahead rather than diving in and running out of money before the main projects are tackled.

Location

The biggest thing to keep in mind is the location of the home. It does not matter how nice the house is if it is not in a nice neighborhood, people will not buy it. A mediocre house in a good neighborhood is always better than a nice house in a bad neighborhood. Also building a house from the ground up in a poor neighborhood will decrease the property value.

Kitchen

The kitchen is an important part of the home. For some people it is the most important feature and may be a deal breaker if the kitchen is not upgraded. A kitchen that is too small may be difficult to make a meal in or entertain guests. Old cabinets and countertops may be an eyesore and old appliances may use a lot of energy to operate.

Living Room

The living room is important because it is usually the entertainment hub for the family and for entertaining guests. The room is usually better off large rather than small. A large family room may be a waste of space, but a small family room may not be functional. It can be hard to decorate or arrange furniture in a small room. Even worse, it may be too small to fit several guests.

Master Suite

The master suite is one of the most important areas of the house because the homeowner does not want a bedroom or bath they do not enjoy. This is their room to retreat in and get away from the rest of the world. The room size and the quality of the bathroom are important. Many people like to see an adequate sized shower and a bath in their bathroom. The closet needs to be a large size or have separate closets for him and her.

Home Decorations

The home can have simple upgrades that add a lot to the look and feel of the home. Paint can brighten or darken a room depending on the desired atmosphere. Upgraded windows and skylights for homes can be installed to add light to a room. Small updates are beneficial to upgrade the home while saving the home owner money.

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