John & Anna understand selling a home can be a challenging experience, and want to make it as simple as possible for you. First impressions are lasting impressions. Our complimentary staging consultation will provide guidance and creative suggestions to present your home for best visual impact. You will want to make sure that buyers comparing your home to others are left with the best possible impression, making it their natural choice.
However, if you are not considering selling your home soon, but are planning an investment in updates, here are some guidelines that will provide the best return for a future sale.
Increase the Value of Your Home
It all starts at the curb. Everyone knows the value of a first impression. But RE/MAX has learned that landscaping the front and backyard of your home will give you a better return. Increasing your curb appeal can be as simple as adding containers of brightly coloured flowers. Another idea would be to add a low maintenance garden for blocks of colour and texture. Also, consider a simple water fixture in the backyard to add ambience.
The kitchen is the hub. Ever wonder why “kitchen parties” naturally occur every time you have guests? Well, it’s because the kitchen is the hub of every home. It’s where we get nourishment, refreshment, gather and regroup after a busy day. At RE/MAX we’ve learned that kitchen upgrades can really deliver, with a higher return on investment. Whether you’re working with a contemporary kitchen or more of a country feel, stainless steel appliances continue to hold a lot of interest. In cabinetry, look at fine-grained maple, stained or natural, over the traditional heavy oak look of the past. Laminates and marble are great choices for countertops, but granite continues to be the most popular surface of all. Check out the latest fixtures in today’s new, brushed nickle finishes.
Rekindle your passion for living. Nothing beats the feeling of curling up around a fire on a cold winter’s night. Not to mention the comforting feeling of hearth and home that a fireplace adds to a room. RE/MAX has learned that installing or upgrading a fireplace in your home will generate a greater return. Gas fireplaces have made huge advances in popularity thanks to recent increases in efficiency as well as advances in design. A gas fireplace delivers the best of both worlds – all the comfort without the mess and maintenance.
Try a fresh coat of paint. Often overlooked for the dramatic effect it can have on any living environment, simply repainting walls can be a quick update for any room. Neutral tones are always a good choice!
Disappear in your personal spa. Today’s stress filled world leaves us all craving rest and relaxation. RE/MAX knows that making your bathroom the best it can be will generate a better return on investment than the average renovation. The goal should be to create a spa-like environment in your bathroom.
Great ideas underfoot. Great looking floors are always a strong feature of any home. It often makes all the difference. Start by ripping out that dated wall-to-wall carpet. Then sand your existing floors down and refinish them, or choose one of the many easy-to-install and affordable laminates now available. A darker stain gives you an elegant, yet up to date look. Use area rugs to accent and ground the space.