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Remodeling Projects that Increase Value

Some remodeling projects start because you want to change the look of a room, a child moves out, or you want to expand your home. Other remodeling projects are brought on due to a move. You want to sell your home and get the most return as possible on the sell. This means remodeling. If you are in the market to sell your home and you want ideas on how to remodel in order to increase the value of the overall sell, here are some project ideas to get you started.

Using Empty Space

 

One of the leading ways to increase the value of a home is to use empty and unused space. You do not want clutter, but if an area is open and not being used, then create a unique area. Some examples would be creating hidden storage areas, display shelves, upgrading closets to increase and maximize the space, and create a pantry storage. You do not want to the area to be used for the sake of being used, but if you can create a unique and useful option from the space, then why not?

Remove Carpet

 

Removing the carpet is a great way to increase the value of the home. More and more people are looking for homes without carpet. Some prefer it due to the lack of allergens. Allergens are captured in the fibers of the carpet and can aggravate sinuses or asthma symptoms. Carpets also have harder upkeep and will need to be replaced three times more often than hardwood. Hardwood floors are more attractive, easy to maintain, and bring character to the overall appearance of the home.

Bathroom Remodeling

 

Remodel the bathroom. If it is small, then expand it. If it is a decent size but has unused space, then add a second sink or a garden tub. These small features can mean big money on the sales table. You can also add antique fixtures, unique sink options, and new cabinets to the room. Remember, a bathroom needs storage options just like any other room. Make sure there are areas for the towels, bath cloths, and most importantly personal hygiene items.

Replace Siding and Fencing

 

Exterior upgrades are just as important as interior ones. If you replace the siding on the home and add a privacy fence or vinyl fencing options you can increase the value of the home dramatically. Go for long lasting siding and fencing that needs little upkeep.

Some of the most important upgrade to value to a home are the ones that are easy to maintain but look difficult to maintain. Vinyl siding, vinyl fencing, hardwood floors, extra storage, second sinks and other projects mentioned here offer a simplistic comfort to the space wall making life a little easier on the new homeowners. The addition of a second sink, for example, is one of the least expensive remodeling additions that you can take on, but it has a huge return for larger families or for couples who are on the go from the moment they get up in the morning.

Amy Wright
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Amy Wright is the Lead Editor of Remodeling Central. When she isn't playing with her dogs she is trying to remodel a classic Chicago style brownstone with her husband.