What Updating Your Home Can Do For You
When you undertake a home remodel, you can make sure that you’re getting the most out of your dream home while you’re living in it. Some people don’t take on remodeling project because they worry that they’ll eventually move out, making the remodel pointless. Even in these situations, a remodel is worth it. Here at ArDan Construction, we’ve remodeled plenty of homes and we’ve seen how updating a house can help boost its resale value. A small investment in home remodeling can pay off big on the real estate market, and here’s a look at some of the work that can increase the value of your home.
Building an Addition
Adding square footage to a home generally increases its value to prospective buyers. The bigger the home, the bigger the asking price generally. A buyer sees an extra room and knows that your home as more to offer them. Whether it’s an extra bedroom or something like a sunroom, an addition almost always adds some significant value.
A Modern Kitchen
An updated, modern kitchen can really attract attention from home buyers. It’s one of the most important features to many of them, especially first time buyers. A small investment in a kitchen remodel that modernizes everything can really make a huge difference, both in the price of your home and in how attractive it is to buyers. In some cases, depending on the age of the original kitchen and the appliances you replace, a kitchen remodel can offer one of the best returns on investment.
Making upgrades to your home that improve its energy efficiency is always a good idea. You’ll appreciate these updates while you live there, if you appreciate lower utility bills and a decreased carbon footprint. Then future buyers will also appreciate the updates you’ve made. They’re concerned about saving money, but many home buyers, especially Millennials, are concerned about the environment as well. Your energy-efficient upgrades could make your house far more attractive than the competition. Some popular updates include more efficient, Energy Star-certified windows and LED lighting.
Opting for low-maintenance upgrades can make your home look nicer while increasing appeal to future home buyers. If countertops, cabinets, and flooring don’t require major time investments to look good, more buyers could be interested in purchasing your home. Some cosmetic upgrades may look nice, but if they require a lot of work to stay looking great they’re not guaranteed to boost home value.
Adding some smarter technology to your home can also increase its appeal. Tech evolves quickly though, so choose upgrades carefully. Security equipment and smart devices like programmable thermostats tend to be the most popular upgrades among new homeowners. Bonus points if they also make your home more energy-efficient.
Your Home Remodeling Team in Scottsdale, AZ
If you’re ready to make your home more attractive to eventual buyers, ArDan Construction can help. We’ll make sure that you enjoy your remodeled home while you live there, and it may end up paying off years later when you sell your house. There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain when you employ our home remodeling team. Get in touch with us to discuss your project.