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Increase the Value of Your Home 01 Feb 2019

Increase the Value of Your Home

 

Recently home buyers are beginning to pay more attention to the resale potential of their new homes than ever before. Aside from choosing a large and functional floor plan in a high sought-after community, there are still a few things you can do to increase the value of your home. More specifically, if you are choosing to build a new home, then there are a few selections you can make right at the beginning that will increase the value of the house and make resale that much easier when (and if) the time comes.

EXTRA DRAWERS IN THE KITCHEN – The kitchen tends to be the place where people gather most often, making it a space where storage is key. By adding a few extra drawers and storage solutions, you can easily hide away your extra cookbooks and appliances to keep the counter tops tidy and ready for entertaining.

FULL HEIGHT CABINETS – Our designers all agree that this small change will make a world of difference in your kitchen. Not only does it provide a clean and completed look, but it will also give you much more storage.

TILE TO ENSUITE & KITCHEN – These two rooms are the main areas where it is worthwhile to splurge a little bit. By upgrading the tile in these two rooms, you can instantly transform the overall feel of the space and add an element of luxury.

PLUMBING FIXTURES – Pay special attention when selecting the faucets and fixtures throughout your home as they are a small detail that can make a large impact.

CARPET SELECTIONS – Most home buyers are choosing to upgrade their carpets right off the bat, which is a worthy decision when you consider how much time you spend walking around on it.

APPLIANCE SELECTIONS – For many people, the appliances are one of the first things they notice when they walk into the kitchen. Select high quality, stainless steel appliances and consider incorporating in a gas range as well.

3 PIECE ROUGH IN TO BASEMENT – This is a key upgrade that is worthwhile adding even if you don’t have any immediate plans to finish your basement. Adding a 3-piece rough in down the road is much more difficult to do and comes with a hefty price tag.

Purchasing your first home requires a large financial investment, and many families are weary to spend too much extra when it comes to upgrades. However, certain things are worth investing in and we are confident you won’t regret making these changes. If you are unsure about what to upgrade and what is fine to leave standard, feel free to reach out and chat with our design team for more information.