Kitchens and baths still reign as King & Queen of the home remodel scene and consistently return their value at resale. But, make sure your remodels are done wisely. Visual appeal is often more important over expensive usefulness. Depending on the home and the area, adding a bath or expanding a kitchen is a wiser option for selling.
When considering a remodel for resale, look for classic details. Neutral colors, clean ornamentation and timeless finishes.
Cabinetry and drawer fronts don’t necessarily have to be gutted or replaced. Simple re-facing/replacing the fronts and changing out the hardware can update a kitchen or bath in a single afternoon.
Natural stone, like granite or marble, is still a big hit.
Lighting fixtures are another easy swap out for an inexpensive, yet dynamic look.
Focus on overall appearance will save you money to splurge on one or two high-end pieces. You may want to spend what you saved on custom tile backsplashes, vanities or sinks.
However you go about remodeling your kitchen and baths, a little can go a long way and you’ll reap the rewards with a higher priced sold home later. Check out some ideas to get you started on my Pinterest boards: http://pinterest.com/annekoons/
Call me to discuss your next remodeling project and I can help you decide on the best investments for resale in your neighborhood.