Remodeling Tips to Increase Home Value
Thinking of putting your home on the market? Getting the price you want, and selling your home quickly, may require a bit of remodeling – even if your home’s value pushes you into the luxury market. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal advised that at present high-end home sellers may have to invest in upgrades in order to get top dollar. The paper reached out to brokers, real estate analysts, developers, and designers to find out which amenities are attracting buyers and featured their top picks. Here are some of their suggestions where you should focus remodeling efforts, which we think can apply to homes both in and out of the luxury market.
Adding a Butler’s Pantry
Kitchens are THE gathering place, but even large kitchens can become crowded while entertaining. A butler’s pantry is a great way to extend entertaining space. From hiding dirty dishes and providing extra storage and prep space to serving as a beverage bar with a wine fridge and coffee station, the draw of a butler’s pantry for buyers is big. Realtor.com found that luxury homes with a butler’s pantry are spending 40 to 60 fewer days on the market. See some butler’s pantry design ideas.
Installing Quartzite Countertops
The experts are saying that quartzite is now the star of the kitchen. No more dark granite. Buyers want light, neutral countertops. Quartzite is the popular natural stone choice because it is less prone to staining than marble and harder and more durable than granite.
Showcasing a Neutral Palette
When showing a home, a neutral palette is important. Buyers have trouble looking beyond heavy, dark, dated furniture; window coverings; and walls. Freshen up your décor with light grays, taupes and whites.
We help homeowners throughout Bergen County, New Jersey with their remodeling needs. If you live in the Bergen County area and are looking to remodel your home to improve its value and desirability, give us a call.