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Home Renovation Projects that Pay off the Most

Nov 28th 2015 at 5:44 AM

A fundamental question that anyone who is embarking on a home renovation project is how likely they are to get the money back when selling their home.

And that’s not easy to answer, given that what a buyer is willing to pay will depend on a number of factors. This includes anything from project choice to the materials used.

Nevertheless, it is important to have a decent comprehension as to the value of a home improvement. If your desire is to invest far more than you could possibly recoup based on the fact that you adore your place, then that’s entirely your call. All the same, do keep in mind the following guidelines if you are aiming to sell at some stage in the relatively near future.


Projects That Pay

It’s a fact that not every renovation project is created equal. Those who wish to invest in a house will first look at the kitchen area and the bathroom. These rooms are often the most costly to refashion, but they are also more likely to pay off the most.

Adding other rooms such as a master suite or a family room are also beneficial when it comes to reselling. After all, larger properties will usually command a higher price tag.

Then, at the opposite end of the spectrum, adding a swimming pool will seldom return its cost. Many buyers merely see a swimming pool as added maintenance that they could do without. Further, a home office will also come with a low return on investment. There are few buyers that need an entire room that’s been designed specifically with work in mind.

Don’t forget that simply because a project comes with a high price tag, it does not necessarily mean it will pay back a whole lot more. Frequently, it’s those minor projects that will yield a higher dividend.

A relatively simple face-lift in a kitchen can in fact prove to be a good way to see a valid return on the investment. Upgrading on appliances, doing some paintwork, and refinishing the surfaces may be all that’s required.

There’s a key to spending less and that is to spend it wisely. For example, if you have $8,000 in your bank and you invest it prudently on a kitchen, that same kitchen can look so much better than before. The product selection and the design are key to success.

But do bear in mind when having a renovation job completed that if it’s purely done to your taste it’s likely not to pay off. So keep thinking about the day when you will wish to sell and move on.

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