Saturday, February 12, 2011

Twenty Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home - Part 3

Are you ready for Five More Tips to Increase the Value of Your Home??

 In Part 1 of this series we looked at #20 - #16. Part 2 showed Tips #15-11. Now we are getting into the Top 10 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home as shown on HGTV.
Here are #10 - #6:

10   Basement Remodel – Basements do not have to feel like basements. No one enjoys being in a dark dungeon or a 1970’s paneled room with orange shag carpet. Make it a room your family will love to be in.

# 9    Add a Deck – You don’t want your deck to be more than one-third of the square footage of your house. Bigger is not better in this case. You normally get only a 76% return on this investment so you must plan on living in your home awhile to consider this improvement.

# 8    Major Bathroom Remodel This means all things torn out, walls knocked down and pushed back. Basically starting from scratch. If your bathroom is outdated and cramped, especially if it is the master bath, it is time to get going.

# 7    Paint! Paint! Paint! – This is the easiest and usually most inexpensive way to change the appearance of your home. If you cannot afford anything else but want a new look, paint. If you are selling and need to freshen up the house, paint. Color choice is important, especially if selling. And no, neutral does NOT mean white!

Look what a difference a warm paint color can make!!!

# 6    Renovate the attic (or the space above the garage) – This is square footage that many times gets forgotten and can be great space for a family. A bonus room, an exercise room you have always wanted, a place for the teenager and their friends to hang out…….

**Caution - Improvements do not necessarily give immediate value at a dollar for dollar return on investment. If you are selling your home in the near future please consider major improvements carefully and seek the advice of a professional.

Rooms With Style can assist you with your Home Staging or Redesign projects.

Check back in a few days for the Top 5 ways to Increase the Value of Your Home!

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