While living in our homes we often make improvements to benefit our families and lifestyles. If you think you might ever move, even if it’s years down the road, it is a good idea to ask yourself if the improvements or changes you are making now will help or hurt your resale value. Some changes are easy to change back also. For example, you may love having different bright paint colors in each room of the house. Most people will not view this as a selling point. But, it’s great to paint the house the way you want it for the years you live there. It is not too costly to then repaint it with neutral colors that will help to attract buyers.
Having flooring that is in good condition is another key component to selling your home. If you go with a durable flooring like tile or hardwood, you can probably get years of enjoyment out of it yourselves prior to selling. Particularly on the Space Coast, most people prefer this type of flooring to carpet due to the sand that gets easily tracked into the house, as well as the frequent rain which causes wet or muddy footprints. These are much easier to clean off of tile or hardwood than off carpet. This type of flooring is a wise investment as buyers may be put off by having to purchase new flooring.
According to HGTV, there are a couple of improvements from which you will get a full return of your money back at your selling price! Now, those are worthwhile investments. According to HGTV, you will receive a 100% return on your investment into your landscaping. Don’t underestimate curb appeal! And, don’t forget about your backyard. You might think a blank slate is a nice idea, but not everyone has a great imagination. Put your house on the market with beautiful front and back yards, and get your money back! It may help your home sell faster.
The second improvement which will earn you a full return is a minor bathroom remodel. In fact, according to HGTV, you could make money on this by getting 102% of the price back in your selling price! You can replace your tub, tile backsplash, floor, toilet, sink, vanity, and fixtures for around $10,000, according to their site. If you don’t have that kind of money, then do minor fixes like fresh paint, fresh fixtures, and new flooring. The bathroom is usually a small space, so new flooring won’t be that costly.
Other repairs will usually not get you your full investment amount, but they come close and may help you sell your home faster, particularly if the market is flooded with available homes. Yours needs to stand out from the rest of the pack! Such improvements are kitchen remodels or room additions. And, take note that a pool is something to have installed for YOUR enjoyment. You will not get nearly the investment back when selling the home.
Exterior improvements can net about 95% of your investment while helping you sell your home faster. One such improvement that we highly recommend is having hurricane shutters installed. This is an investment that we suggest installing while you are still enjoying your home. In this way, you will get your money’s worth by utilizing the shutters and still get back a large portion of your investment if you ever do sell your home. Hurricane shutters are especially appealing because they can improve the aesthetics of the exterior, such as colonial shutters or Bahama shutters. They provide safety during hurricane season and additional security when you’re out of town. The investment of purchasing hurricane shutters truly has no downside.
We would love to show you the wide variety of hurricane shutters that we have to offer at Brevard Shutter. You can stop by our showroom in Melbourne, FL to check out our displays and ask as many questions as you like in order to pick the shutters that are best for your home. We serve all our surrounding areas such as Palm Bay and Merritt Island, and we hope to serve you soon!