5 Remodeling Ideas to Boost Your Home's Value

Dated: October 3 2022

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 5 Remodeling Ideas to Boost Your Home's Value

If you're considering selling your Brevard County home, you likely want to ensure that you maximize your sales price and potential profit. If you've recently had your home valued and the estimated value wasn't as high as you had hoped — don't worry. There are several areas of your home you can remodel to boost its resale value.

Add a Bathroom

If your home only has a single bathroom right now, adding an extra bathroom, half-bath, or en-suite can add tremendous resale value. In fact, you'll be adding value to your property while increasing your family's enjoyment by offering them more privacy and comfort. Try to optimize your space and improve your home's layout by opting for an area in the home with underutilized space or an extra room that is unlikely to be used by the next owner. You can even use spaces under the stairs or extra closets to create an additional bathroom!

Remodel the Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home — and one of the biggest selling points to most home buyers. Besides being a necessary room in any home, your kitchen remodel will create extra value for your property when it comes time to sell. As neighborhoods grow and change, remodeled kitchens have become a benchmark for buyers seeking modern conveniences and design. In fact, according to the online real estate website Zillow, kitchen updates are worth up to $8,000 more than an identical property with every other room updated.

Of course, it's important to consider the limit of your home's potential value when considering renovations and upgrades. It's essential not to over-improve your kitchen — especially if you're unlikely to get a full return on your investment. 

Add Energy Efficient Windows

Adding energy-efficient windows to your home can be a huge help in optimizing heating and cooling, not to mention saving money. Energy efficient upgrades not only appeal to environmentally conscious buyers, but you can also take advantage of a green energy tax credit for 10% of the upgrade! In fact, certain utility companies even offer additional tax credits and incentives for upgrades. Before committing, it's essential to thoroughly research your options and determine if your potential return is worth the expense. 

Create a Flex Room 

Potential buyers of your Brevard County home have varied hobbies and interests. With this in mind, keeping your home’s floor plan open to almost any option can be advantageous. Open floor plans are very popular among home buyers, largely because of their versatility. The lack of walls and abundant natural light are attractive features that add to the sense of space. General living areas and flex areas have a lot of appeal to potential buyers because they can use the space for whatever future projects or interests they have. 

Add an Outdoor Entertaining Space 

Creating a comfortable outdoor entertainment area can increase the usable space of your home and appeal to potential buyers. A covered deck or patio provides the perfect place for friends and family to gather together for an evening cookout or for a quiet cup of coffee with good friends. With a little planning and consideration, you can design your own covered deck or patio on a small budget that can provide a healthy return when it's time to sell. 

Increase Your Brevard County Home's Value

Strategically remodeling your home can set you up for success. If you effectively research and budget for your remodel, it can add value to your home and boost your eventual sales value! If you'd like to find out what your Brevard County home is worth, contact one of our experienced real estate agents today for a free valuation. 

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