Tips for Updating Your House in an Up-and-Coming Neighborhood

		Tips for Updating Your House in an Up-and-Coming Neighborhood


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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Tips for Updating Your House in an Up-and-Coming Neighborhood

Fresh paint can brighten up rooms, give things a cleaner and more spacious appearance, and tie your home together from room to room.

Exterior paint can also help your home stand out in the neighborhood, offering more foot traffic and curb appeal should you decide to list your house. Especially considering how inexpensive a few buckets of paint are, repainting parts of your home can give you a huge return on investment.

Remodel your bathroom

One of the most popular areas to remodel in any home is the bathroom, and for good reason. It’s important to create a bathroom that feels nice and clean. Depending on the current state of your bathroom, a remodel could be as simple as changing the bathroom tile or purchasing a new vanity or medicine cabinet. You may also want to consider refinishing your bathtub or upgrading your shower head, too, as these can give your bathroom the allure of luxury at a relatively low cost.

Replace windows to increase cost savings

Replacing the windows in your home is both a functional and stylish choice. Window replacement can translate to energy savings in the cold and hot months of the year, which will benefit you if you’re planning to stay in your home. Even if you are intending on selling your house, though, having new windows will be an attractive feature for any interested parties.

Make sure your sewage is up-to-code

As a homeowner, one of the least appealing tasks is to keep your sewage system up-to-code. That said, when you don’t properly care for your sewage lines, you can be barking up a very costly tree. If you find a reliable company to help with your sewer pipe relining, you’ll be grateful to have taken care of the job before it became an emergency. New homeowners don’t want to think about fixing their new sewage lines, either, making this a good upgrade to make if you’re planning on selling.

Remodel your kitchen

While sometimes expensive, remodeling your kitchen is a surefire way to increase your home’s value. Adding new hardware and cabinetry can go a long way in improving your kitchen’s looks, especially when paired with a refinished floor in tile or hardwood. Another option for updating your kitchen is to upgrade its appliances. A brand-new, stainless steel refrigerator and updated oven and range with induction burners will appeal to the wannabe chef in every prospective buyer. Plus, if you don’t plan on selling for a few years, you can enjoy these features, too!

Don’t forget the yard

Landscaping is another important feature of any home that often gets overlooked when renovators are too focused on the house’s interior. Think about how often a well-designed rock wall, fire pit, or flower bed has contributed to the curb appeal of a home. Installing a porch or deck is a quick and easy way to add functionality and excitement to your yard and help make your home a little more special. While purely stylish, these sorts of features are the types of things that can help push your home over the top, whether or not you’re planning on selling it. If your neighborhood is beginning to rise in home searches, it may be worth considering how to make your house more competitive on the market. By focusing on a few of the above tips, you’ll be able to increase the functionality and style of your home, which will ultimately translate to a higher market value if you decide to sell.





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