Adding Value to Sell Your Home

Adding Value to Your HomeWhich items will add value to your Sienna home and help with resale when the time comes to sell?

The answer is: “Only upgrades or features that future buyers will also want and be willing to pay for.”

As a general rule, choosing the functional over the merely cosmetic, and choosing neutral over unusual or exotic will pay at resale. Taste and current trends can also affect the value of an update. Unusual colors have a limited appeal.

Which updates will add the most value to your home?

  • Update your kitchen and/or bathrooms. Whether you need a minor or major remodel, updating the kitchen or bathrooms in your home will yield a higher return on investment. Stay timeless with your updates, but also pay attention to trends. 
  • Increase usable space. Add an extra bathroom, upgrade or expand your kitchen and/or master bedroom suite, add more closet space, or convert an unused space to a more functional space, such converting a spare bedroom to a home office, or a basement into the ultimate hangout space.
  • Lighten and brighten your rooms. Paint rooms white or with a light color paint to neutralize your space. You can add color through accessories such as pillows or bedding. Add skylights, windows, or French doors.
  • Revamp the exterior.  Curb appeal isn't a myth. Updated landscaping will draw in buyers and get their interest before they even walk through the door. Keep your shrubs, trees, and grass trimmed and tidy. Add a splash of color with vibrant plants or by painting the front door an eye-catching, but appealing, color. Consider a focal point like a flagstone walkway or a well maintained water feature.