If you’re thinking about selling your Colorado Springs area home sometime soon, making a few home improvements can help you get a higher asking price. Not sure which upgrade and design ideas are worth considering?
Here are my design idea recommendations for increasing your home’s value before listing it on the market.
If your kitchen leaves you feeling uninspired, put yourself in the shoes of potential buyers. Even modest updates, such as new countertops, an upgraded sink/sink hardware, tile backsplashes, or refinished cabinets, can be quite impactful on the visual appeal of your kitchen.
Many of today’s homebuyers seek streamlined designs with aesthetic appeal, as well as plenty of counter and storage space. Homebuyers want to be sure they have enough space to keep their favorite small kitchen appliances, gadgets, and pantry items handy.
Additional upgrades such as kitchen islands and integrated seating score bonus points since you can use them to prepare meals, socialize with family or friends or create a central focal point in your luxury kitchen.
And, homeowners can seldom go wrong by updating kitchen appliances. Today’s modern kitchen appliances are sleek, energy-efficient, and in some cases even “Smart” (how cool is that?) Installing them flush with the wall helps streamline the design for a clean, crisp appearance.
Other niceties such as built-in wine refrigerators, range hoods, commercial-grade appliances, built-in storage, or pizza ovens are always superb extra touches!
These days, homeowners have a wide range of new flooring products from which to choose when updating their home. These options include tile, carpeting, engineered hardwood, linoleum, cork, bamboo, laminate, and natural hardwood.
When evaluating your options, if you want the most return on investment, hardwood flooring is in high demand among buyers. According to reports, nearly 55% of luxury home buyers are willing to pay more for houses that feature natural hardwood floors.
Even if you aren’t thinking about selling anytime soon, new flooring uplifts the appearance of your home while you’re living there, which is always a good thing.
According to Zillow, bathroom renovations generally bring the most significant return on investment.
Bathroom renovation design ideas that uplift your home’s resale value include installing slab countertops, adding accessibility features such as oversized doors, slip-resistant flooring, stability bars, a low clearance shower, or a walk-in jetted bathtub. These bathroom accessibility features are especially appealing for homeowners who plan to age in place or want to appeal to older homebuyers where mobility could be a concern.
Suppose you’re not ready to start a major bathroom renovation. In that case, prudent upgrades worth considering include installing updated lighting, a new sink and shower fixtures, new mirrors, tiling the countertop backsplash, or applying a complimentary coat of paint and trim.
No matter what upgrades you have in mind, I hope you find these design ideas helpful for inspiring your next home improvement project. If you’re considering buying or selling your Colorado Springs Luxury Real Estate, please call me at 719-648-3821 to start the conversation today!