As a homeowner, one of the smartest things you can do is renovation projects to increase the value of your home. Not all renovations are created equal, though. Renovation projects can be costly, so you’ll want to make sure the increased value will bring you a good return on your investment when it comes time to sell. The following are the best renovation projects that will likely increase the overall value of your home:

Kitchen Remodel

Do a minor remodel when your kitchen needs a cosmetic update and not a drastically different floor plan. Reface cabinets and drawers, and replace your oven, sink, fixtures, and countertops. If you have vinyl flooring that looks a little worse for the wear, consider upgrading your flooring to something more resilient, such as hardwood, laminate, or tile.

Bathroom Remodel

Replace the tub, tile surround and floor, toilet, sink, vanity, and fixtures. Remove any outdated wall coverings and give your bathroom walls a fresh coat of paint. A minor bathroom remodel may not be cheap, but it will get you a return on your investment.

Create Space

Modern house hunters create lots of open space. If your home is lacking in that department, there are a few undertakings that can help open it up. You can knock out a non-structural wall, or remove a kitchen island as long as you have ample cabinet space. Many buyers desire an open floor plan, but they may not want to give up necessary storage space to get it. Also, add living space outdoors if you have the room for it, like a patio or deck.

Work on Curb Appeal

Landscaping does wonders for your home’s curb appeal. If you have overgrown trees or shrubbery, cut them back. Make sure your lawn looks well taken care of, and add trees, flowering bushes, even outdoor lighting to add to your home’s curb appeal. A fresh coat of paint on your front door or trim helps, too!

Whether you’ve updated your home in preparation for listing, or are just planning to sell it as is, it’s important to work with local market experts. We offer a seamless process, accurate pricing, professional marketing, and expert negotiation. Working with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices ensures you will get in-depth property and community information, up-to-date home buying trends, and flexible showings to work around your schedule. Contact John M. Brabham of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices today (803) 775-1201.