What renovations should you consider in 2022?

If your 2022 resolution is to sell your home, we’re here to help, in more ways than one. Even in todays hot seller’s market, making certain improvements to your home before you list can get you even more bang for your buck! Here is our list of the best renovations you can do this year for the best return on investment!

Cabinetry - Whether they’re in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, or basement, having updated cabinets is a must to today’s buyer. If your cabinets are in good shape, you may be lucky enough to give them a fresh coat of paint or new hardware, but sometimes replacement is the best way to go. Buyers want clean, functioning, and stylish storage solutions now more than ever!

Hardware - We all know the ones… brass with a hint of green tarnish. We see it every day in our line of work. Unfortunately, buyers see it too often as well. Though small features like faucets, knobs, pulls, or lighting might seem like small potatoes, but they add up faster than you think. Replacing these before buyers come in will make it much easier for them to imagine living there rather than thinking about how much it will cost to replace them themselves. 

Paint - This is almost always a necessity. Paint, even when the color choice is perfect, can use a refresh in as little as one year. Paint can fade or get scuffed and dirty. Repainting is a simple and cost effective way to breathe a little life back into your home.

Office Spaces - Did you know that the majority of Americans work at least occasionally form home? We don’t know about you, but that time working remotely is usually best done from a designated work space rather than on the sofa or in bed. Even working at the dining room table or kitchen island can prove difficult. Having a separate space to shut the door and focus on work will be a big selling point to potential buyers, whether they work from home full time or once in a blue moon.

Garage Doors and Windows - When a potential buyer drives up to your home, they’ll immediately take notice of the garage doors and windows. Making sure these are updated will set the tone for a successful showing. More than just curb appeal, a new garage doors and windows up a homes energy efficiency and security, both of which are critical when we are spending more time in our homes. 

Outdoor Retreat - Since 2020, having family and friends over has looked very different. The safest way to have your loved ones spend time at your home is by hosting in your backyard. Because we don’t know when gathering will go back to normal, buyers are looking for yards that are made for hosting. Wood decks tend to have better ROI than composite decking or patios, but any outdoor entertainment space is going to see a healthy return. Think about an outdoor kitchen, fire pit, and plenty of space for seating. 

We hope this list gave you some ideas of how to set your home up for the most successful sale in 2022. We’re here to help whenever you’re ready!

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