Dec. 2, 2014
1: Hire a professional to help. Whether you hire an interior designer, a professional stager, or a home inspector – it’s important to hire someone who can look at your home – and tell you what areas you can improve to add value to your home in a resale. A few hours will help you understand how a buyer is going to look at your home. This will save you a LOT of money, in the long run.
2: Improve your kitchen’s flow, visibility, and function. It’s all about the triangle between your cooking/prep area, your dishwasher, and your sink. You want to make these areas work well together – without obstructions. People spend a lot of time in their kitchens, entertaining, cooking together, and eating with family – so having a kitchen that functions well is a key element of ensuring you get a great value on your future home sale.
3: Lose the popcorn ceilings and wood paneling. A great, cheap way to improve the value of your home is to lose any wood paneling you have. You could take it out and put in sheetrock, or at a minimum, paint it. And losing the “popcorn paneling” ceilings is key, too. Few things “date” a house more than this – and $2,000 can go a long way toward replacing of all the popcorn ceiling panels in your home.