3 Home Upgrades That Are Worth Paying For

Hilary FarrRenovation5 Comments

Want to maximize your return on investment? These home upgrades are worth paying for as they impress buyers and they will always give you the best results.

Want to maximize your return on investment? These home upgrades are worth paying for as they impress buyers and they will always give you the best results.Renovating houses is an ambitious pursuit that can be rewarding if you have the proper tools, expertise and patience to see the project through to completion. I am always searching for ways to maximize my investment, implement effective design strategies and get the most out of every rehab project.

What’s the best way to do this? There are plenty of ways to go about this process, but the best way I’ve found is to approach renovations with effective design and upgrades throughout a home. Here are three of the most effective upgrades you can make that will maximize your return on investment.

Tend to the Basics

If you ever hear the word upgrade, you may imagine switching dated laminate countertops for stylish granite slabs. This may be a good idea later on, but the best upgrades you can make right now are the ones that cover the home’s basic necessities. Nobody will care about the countertops if the roof is leaking, for example, so you’ll see the best return on investment when you tend to the property’s most basic needs first. Ensure the roof is in great condition, replace the gutters if necessary, and check to make sure the water heater is working properly. These may not seem like the upgrades that are likely to attract buyers, but without making them, you certainly might scare buyers away.

Upgrade Flooring for Durability and Décor

When you are planning the next stage of your rehab, you might be wondering what design elements will best attract people. This is a challenge faced by every person who has ever started renovating houses. You can’t predict what your buyers might be looking for, but you can cater to the needs each of them will have. Flooring is a great place to upgrade and capitalize on your market’s need for durability. Replacing old and worn floors with fresh and new wood, for example, shows potential buyers that the property is designed to last. Individual tastes vary, but buyers will always need durability, and your rehab should focus on this.

Purchase Nice Appliances

Fixtures can be upgraded to feature durable, high-quality craftsmanship, and this will always be appealing. Instead of wondering what trends to follow, invest in timeless design that will last. This is particularly applicable when it comes to upgrading appliances in your property. Choose a collection of appliances that are high quality, durable and stylish. People will pay more attention to the oven in the kitchen than the countertops, anyways, so be sure that you are placing emphasis where it’s most important. Design is only as good as its functionality.

Investing in your home’s basic features, flooring and appliances is the best way to ensure you maximize the return on your investment and make a great profit on your rehab. You can bet these three items are well worth the upgrade, and when you begin looking for buyers, they are bound to notice all of your hard work. Investing in quality upgrades will always give you the best results.

5 Comments on “3 Home Upgrades That Are Worth Paying For”

  1. I really benefited from this event and I will be attending the one coming up this Friday because I had to leave early for work. I cant wait to apply to the program to use this opportunity to up my bank account. Thank you for sharing your knowledge you really dint have to.

  2. I look forward to this event, I love the way you decorated home on HGTV show. I plan on starting my own business this up coming year. I need your expert advise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will be there January 11th, Birmingham AL.

  3. Hillary, your eye for designing and renovating is absolutely amazing!!! Wish you could work your magic at our home. I’m sure you’d know exactly what to do! Thrilled to be attending your upcoming event in Melbourne, FL next week. Thank you.

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