Will remodeling add value to your home at sale? While there may have been a time when the costs of a remodeling project could be recaptured upon sale, that may no longer be the case. So before you embark on a remodel project, solely for sale, consider the difference between the cost of remodeling and the value it adds to your home.  If you plan to stay for a while before selling and the remodel improves quality of life, many people will then proceed with the plan.

Whether you need more storage space or would love new kitchen cabinets, a quick assessment of your home will confirm what renovations would be best for you and your family. The folks at TLC Home put together a list of the top ten ideas for renovations to consider:

  • Kitchen
  • Bathrooms
  • Home Office
  • Basement
  • Paint
  • Landscaping
  • Curb Appeal
  • Add a Deck
  • Add a Sunroom
  • Adding Space and More Light

Forbes.com offers their take on the best and the worst remodeling projects in this article. They suggest focusing on improvements to your home's exterior, or simple and potentially inexpensive fixes like a fresh coat of paint. They point out that the only thing likely to recoup your complete investment would be steel entry doors.

Here are more resources for ideas about remodeling.

Of course, when you are ready to sellplease contact me for a consultation. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and/or help you determine the value of your home.

Allyson Hoffman, ABR, ACRE, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR, SRES
RE/MAX Villager
Serving Chicago's North Shore, North and Northwest Suburbs

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