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Best Places for Improvement from a Realtor’s Perspective

I think it’s fair to say everyone can agree the kitchen & bathrooms are the most used & also the most noticed rooms in the house. So it makes sense that if your home needs updating, those rooms would be a good place to start. If you plan on selling at any point, it will surely be the rooms the potential buyers will notice. However, these projects are also the most expensive rooms to remodel in your home. You can still make a big statement with smaller improvements.

Instead of gutting a kitchen or bathroom, consider replacing just the countertops or cabinet hardware. Updating the plumbing fixtures in these rooms can make quite a difference as well. Other smaller improvements you could consider would be replacing the light fixtures, applying a fresh coat of paint on the walls, and adding window treatments. Even adding a tile backsplash to a kitchen that has no backsplash would help dress it up. Also, something less noticeable but appreciated by a potential buyer would be closet organizers. Showing an efficient use of closet space can be very helpful, especially in smaller homes.

Consider making a small improvement once a year to your home. This way, you will get to enjoy it and it won’t be so overwhelming when it does become time to sell. Also, smaller improvements are much easier on the pocket book than remodeling your entire house at once!

Co-written by Lisa Sizemore & Nichole Williams

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