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Which property renovations really add value to your home? Part 1

By Rikki Cook

When you’re considering putting your house on the market, you’re likely looking around your home to see what renovations can be done to make your home more enticing for buyers. Of course, not all upgrades are created equal. Here are a few home improvements that will help your home sell:

Kitchen updates

For many buyers, the kitchen is one of the first things they’ll look at when considering a new home. And while a total gut job might not be realistic for you, even minor renovations can go a long way. Consider replacing or refinishing cabinet doors for a refreshing look. Upgrading appliances is also a relatively simple way to make the kitchen look more up to date. Spending a relatively small sum will help make your house feel modern, which can reflect in the selling price.

Additional bathroom

Like the kitchen, the bathrooms are frequently a make-or-break deal for buyers. If your home has few bathrooms when compared to the bedrooms, adding one on could be a big bonus for buyers. Of course, this isn’t a small project you can complete over a long weekend, but if you have the money to invest in adding a bathroom, you’re very likely to see added value to your home.

Look out next week for Part 2…

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