Home sales experience a big upswing in spring, when the temperature warms and everyone is looking for a fresh start. If you’re looking at putting your house on the market, that’s the ideal time to do so. But houses often need work if they’re going to be market-ready and a little investment now can pay big dividends when it’s time to settle on a closing price. Before putting your home on the market, you need to assess its current status, especially key areas like the kitchen or the bathroom. If it’s in your budget, a quality remodeling project could be just what you need.
On its most basic levels, a remodeling project can provide aesthetic value for your home when you show it to potential buyers. The fixtures aren’t worn, the countertops look brand new and if there are any lingering practicality issues – for example, a toilet that doesn’t provide enough legroom – it’s a chance to address them and eliminate a potential deal-breaker before the first open house.
WHAT KINDS OF REMODELING?
Every home is different and the needs of yours depend on its current parameters and condition. When planning to remodel your kitchen or bathroom, however, there are a few general tips you should factor in.
- Look for ways to enhance the practicality of the space: adding more counter space, for example, or exchanging a bathtub (which few people use) with a stand-up shower.
- Keep the aesthetics pretty but generic. Your individual tastes may not match the tastes of your potential buyers, and a pleasing space that lets them imprint their own designs into it makes a better selling point than a pleasing space that matches one particular set of tastes.
- Plumbing matters. At the end of the day, quality pipes and fixtures matter more than the surface details. Smart buyers look at the “bones” of the house – the components intended to last a long time – when making their decisions.
Call BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating Inc. today to discuss remodeling options. We serve the whole of Bergenfield, NJ!