Reading Time: 3 minutes Homebuyers – especially first-time buyers shopping for entry-level homes – can expect to pay a significant premium for houses with listings…
Bathroom renovations are one of the best ways to increase the value of your home. You spend a lot of time there, and it’s probably the first place you go in the morning, and the last before bed. So it’s totally fair to argue that, if you’re going to splurge a bit somewhere, a bathroom remodel is the place.
The obvious starting place is with your tub/shower. It’s bound to be the most visually prominent aspect, so you should give it extra consideration. And that’s where this debate comes in. While many bathrooms have tub-shower combos, the current trend is to remove your tub and install a large, luxurious shower. But should you take the proverbial plunge?
To help you make that decision, we’ve compiled the pros and cons below.
Reading Time: 4 minutes You’ve officially decided. It’s time to refresh that kitchen or gut that bathroom. You cannot look at those tiles anymore.…
In the last decade, as the country recovers from the 2008 crash of the real estate market, resale value has been at the front of homeowning minds looking to make renovations. If you’re planning to sell your house in the next 2-5 years, you might start looking at your options for increasing that resale value. But where should you start? Maybe a fresh coat of paint on the exterior? Some new trim and landscaping? Those will make a good first impression, but once potential buyers come in, the kitchen is very likely to be the room that gets the most attention.
People are spending more time in kitchens than ever, between having smaller homes with fewer social spaces, and the rise of Foodie culture, kitchens are the stars of the housing market. Not to mention that kitchen updates yield a 60-85% return on investment. But, more importantly, a great kitchen helps a house sell that much faster. So what are some simple changes for making your kitchen more appealing to buyers?