Home improvement projects are a great way to add value to your property and, if done correctly, can make your home easier to sell. That said, in Vancouver real estate, not every renovation is born equal; some projects are far more effective at increasing your asking price and selling your home in super quick time.
Get it wrong however, and you could actually lose value from your property; what a waste of time, effort and money that would be!
Thankfully these errors are easy to avoid and we have helpfully summarised the best rooms to renovate if you are looking to add value prior to listing your house for sale in Vancouver.
The kitchen is seen as the heart of the home and its number one on our list of rooms to renovate if you want to add value to your home. The kitchen is one of the rooms which is used the most and gets the most footfall so remodelling your kitchen can add a terrific amount of value.
Focus on updating worktops and other surfaces and upgrading any tired looking appliances. You could also consider replacing splashbacks, light fixtures and fittings and flooring if necessary.
Number two on the list is your bathroom. Buyers are looking for good use of space and a full bath with shower so if you are lacking in any of these you know where to start!
Boosting your bathroom will really help your house to sell in Vancouver, but the most important thing to remember is not to overdo it from an expenditure perspective as this can happen easily with bathrooms. If you overdo it your bathroom could look out of step with the rest of your house and, by default, show the other rooms up making them disproportionately unfavourable.
OK so they aren’t actually a room (we know!) but they are something that you should really consider renovating in order to boost the price of house. Small, cramped closets are a big turn off for buyers, so you really must make the most of the space available and look for innovative solutions.
Organisers and quality shelving can make a big difference to a small space giving it order, purpose and a stylish feel.
So there you have it; our top rooms to renovate prior to selling your house. Hopefully you now have a really clear idea of what you need to do and why.
Want more tips for selling a house or condo in Vancouver? Contact Paul Eviston at Remax Select Properties in Kerrisdale, Vancouver. Paul and his realtor team can give you the best advice for selling or buying in Vancouver. The Paul Eviston team are the top East Vancouver and Westside Vancouver real estate experts for over 30 years. www.pauleviston.com