We hear it all the time and see it every night on our favorite home renovation shows – kitchens and bathrooms sell houses! While all homebuyers love gourmet kitchens and spa-like bathrooms, the reality is that not everyone has the budget to tackle massive projects like these. Fortunately, there are still plenty of ways to boost your home’s value, without breaking the bank. Following are a few of the little extras that homebuyers like to see. You may even already have some of these features incorporated into your home.
Stainless Steel Appliances
Everyone wants stainless steel appliances. In fact, if you go ahead and spend the money to upgrade your appliances, there is a good chance that you can double the return on your investment. It can be especially overwhelming for new homebuyers when they have to spend extra cash on new appliances, so you can make their purchase decision a little easier when they know stainless steel appliances are included in the total price of the house.
While we like to imagine our house will stay perfectly clean and organized at all times, the reality is that sometimes we just need a place to drop our things. This is precisely why mudrooms have grown in popularity over the last few years, especially among families who are living in the suburbs. An added bonus to any mudroom is built-in storage – lockers, cubbies, baskets, hooks, etc. If you have a space that can be used as a “drop zone” in your house, you can easily spend just a few bucks to make it a little more functional.
A house without a fence can be a deal breaker for many homebuyers. Whether they want it for pets, children, or privacy, this is a coveted feature among both individuals and families alike. However, not all fences are created equal. Installing a chain-link fence isn’t likely to help your house sell any faster. Instead, go for a vinyl, wood, or aluminum fence, depending on the style of your house and budget.
Just a few little additions like these can instantly increase the value of your home and make it more appealing to buyers. If you are looking to sell your home in the near future, be sure to contact Henderson Properties Realtors!