People who are in the remodeling mood often need to realize that they don’t always have the best ideas if they are not going to stay in their homes for at least five years or more. In other words, it is not always the best thing to think that remodeling your home on a regular basis is the process if you are thinking of selling in the next year or so.
It is not a given that remodeling your home is going to be a prime factor in selling it. Or to put it another way, if your home is worth $250,000 in a neighborhood with other homes that are priced around that figure, you probably will not gain if you install a $100,000 kitchen.
By the same token if you have certain personal tastes, your ideas of great carpeting may not fit what the current trend is in floor coverings. Again if you are thinking of selling anytime soon, you should discuss using rugs with the home remodeler to be sure that you are going with what is popular, rather than sticking to your tastes.
A person may love their bright red carpeting throughout the house, but the odds of selling the house right away are probably slim and none with the carpet being that color.
In the real world, it is not the spectacular makeovers that move homes anyway. It is the simple things that get the attention of erstwhile home buyers. It is the new backsplash or new hardware for the kitchen cabinets, as opposed to an entirely new kitchen makeover that will open prospective buyer’s eyes and be a real incentive for the buyer. The bathrooms and kitchens are what prospective buyers notice first, and some simple and less costly makeovers can do wonders in that category. Continue Reading →