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3 Remodels That Increase Your Home’s Value

Additional time spent indoors has inspired a spike in home buying and home remodeling this year. It seems that an enjoyable, comfortable atmosphere within our own walls is more important than ever. Home remodeling can blend the old with the new and introduce a sense of newness and luxury. Simple basement renovations or bathroom remodels can upgrade your lifestyle. However, in addition to luxury and enjoyment, home remodels bring actual resale value to your home. Whether you plan on selling now or in years to come, here are a few remodels that increase your home’s value.

1. Kitchen

The kitchen is probably one of the rooms in your home that gets the most use. As a result, it can be the first to look aged or outdated. For a kitchen remodel to add value to your home, you don’t have to rip out the studs and start from scratch. In fact, it helps if your home remodeling contractors incorporate the classic details of your kitchen into a fresh design. Changes like updating the countertops, adding counter space, and replacing the flooring make your kitchen look newer and more attractive to potential buyers. Good contractors and designers can make your kitchen appear bigger by making it a space where guests and family love to congregate.

2. Basement 

The basement of your home probably has untapped potential. It can be a playroom, a space for entertaining, or an additional bedroom. Functional space is in high demand. If your home has an outdated or unfinished basement, you could be missing an opportunity to add value. For example, home offices have exploded in popularity in the past year due to the events of 2020. There’s probably space in your basement that can be easily remodeled into a sought-after amenity. Regardless of the size of your lower level, an experienced home remodeling contractor can increase your home’s value with some basement renovations. 

3. Bathroom 

A home’s bathrooms are deal makers or breakers. One of the first things potential buyers look for or know about a home is the number of bedrooms and the number of bathrooms it has. Buyers tend to be more flexible with things like insulation, windows, or even HVAC systems than bathrooms. “There absolutely has to be at least one bathtub in any condo or home. When you sell, you’re also selling a lifestyle and having no tub will hinder a sale to most buyers,” says a professional home stager featured in Realtor Magazine. Even if you have a tub, this gives a sense of the hard lines buyers tend to draw in this area. A bathroom remodel can be the detail that makes your home stand out over another. 

Contact House Lift Today

House Lift specializes in seamlessly blending the new with the old in the Twin Cities area. Since House Lift’s inception in 1991, we have completed more than 1,500 renovations and additions, becoming one of the top contractors in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. That being said, we have a proven process to make sure your project comes out on time and on budget. From small projects to whole house remodels, we will partner with you to create the home you have been dreaming about. We offer advice and provide our professional experience from the first meeting through the completion of your remodel or addition. We listen to your wants and needs in order to bring them to life in your new, updated space. Our free consultation provides you with a remodeling expert that will give you accurate and realistic expectations. Contact us today at our Minneapolis office and we’ll talk about how to create your dream home.

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