When you're starting to think about putting your home on the market, it's worthwhile to first evaluate how the home can be improved. Putting some money into remodeling the home before it's listed can not only help you get more value for the home, but also help it sell quicker. A home remodel contractor is the expert to turn to when you want a variety of tasks done for this purpose. This professional can not only look at your home and make suggestions about how to improve its value before going on the market, but also do the work that will give your home a fresh, new feel just in time for it being listed. Here are some jobs to consider getting done.
Upgrading the flooring in your home can add value and make the individual rooms look better for the people who will soon be touring the space. Many people desire hardwood flooring, and this can add a sharp look to the master bedroom, kitchen, and other living areas. Hardwood isn't the only option, though. High-quality carpet can add a cozy feel to your family room, while the rugged qualities of vinyl flooring can be ideal in areas that get plenty of foot traffic, such as a hall on the ground floor. Finally, think about having tile flooring installed in areas such as your bathroom. For an added feature, talk to your general contractor about putting down radiant floor heating beneath the tiles.
New Bathroom Fixtures
Even if you don't have the budget for a full bathroom renovation, some simple changes in your bathrooms can boost the appeal for people visiting during open houses. Contemplate the addition of new bathroom fixtures. While a new vanity or shower can certainly be desirable, even smaller things such as replacing an old faucet with a new one, upgrading the overhead light in the bathroom and putting in a better shower faucet can make the room feel better.
If you have just a small back deck, your general contractor can expand upon it in a number of ways. This could include adding more surface area, building a second level, or installing a pergola above it. The contractor could also install lights under the lips of the railings to make the deck more cozy and functional at night. If the existing deck is worn from the weather, the contractor can sand and refinish it, as well as replace any boards that are cracked or rotting.