Some may try to tell you that winter is the worst season to try and sell your home. However, with a few quick and easy remodeling projects, you'll be able to get a jump on the sales market and make your home ready for a winter sale. Remodeling to sell your home in the winter no longer has to be a daunting task with the help of these tips:
- Update your kitchen. For many, the kitchen is the centerpiece of a home. Family time stems from the kitchen and it's one of the rooms you'll want to make sure you keep it feeling like home and welcoming. While it doesn't need to have state of the art appliances, you'll want to make sure it at least matches the aesthetic and value of the rest of your home.
- Addition of a bathroom. While this can be a little bit pricier of a remodel, it's predicted that you can recoup 80-130% of whatever you spend by adding on another bathroom. How extensive you get will all depend on how much space you have to work with, but regardless this will be one of the smartest investments you could make when remodeling.
- Diversify an already existing room. Instead of jumping the gun and planning an addition project, try to work with what you already have. You'd be surprised what a fresh coat of paint and a few small tweaks can do for a space. Plus, this is far more cost-effective than trying to do a complete add on to your home.
- Make your home energy-efficient. In this day and age, the environment is heavy on everyone's mind. Put your potential buyers at ease and handle the â€œgo-greenâ€ process for them by installing energy-efficient windows. They can safe you upwards of $500 per year in cooling and heating costs, and if you install Energy Star-rated windows, you'll qualify for a 10% green energy tax credit!