People tend to stay in a home for up to 10 years before moving, so how do you make the most of those 10 years in your New Albany home? Do you start with a “move-in ready” home that will require no major updates in the next decade, or do you buy an older home and make the improvements for the future?
Make Upgrades with the Future in Mind
No home is perfect; finding the home in your ideal price range, location, and with modern features is a difficult task.
But as a New Albany home buyer with more modern tastes, you can make several home improvements to an older house to help you make the most of the next 10 years in your new home. And when it comes time to sell your home, these improvements will prove worthy of today’s investment.
Granite countertops are in, laminate countertops are out. But you don’t have to buy a more expensive home with your desired upgrades if you have found an older house as your dream home.
Replace your old countertops with granite, quartz, or other stone options and your kitchen will start to look and feel modern. Take your home improvements one step further and replace older, white appliances with stainless steel appliances. And you can always give your kitchen cabinets a great coat of paint to instantly transform your kitchen.
2. The Bathrooms: New Countertops and Fixtures
Bathrooms are a major selling point in a home, and when you are buying a house that needs upgrading, consider investing in countertops and new fixtures first. Just make sure that the upgrades are more traditional rather than trendy to ensure your investment will not go out of style in 10 years.
3. The Outside: New Roof and Garage Door
The National Association of Realtors reported that replacing garage doors was one home improvement project that is well worth the investment — about an 88.5% payoff. Another improvement you can make to your home is replacing the roof.
These exterior improvements can boost your home’s curb appeal and help you sell your home for more money.
Today’s modern homes have neutral paint, neutral décor, and neutral carpeting that suits any lifestyle, which is an important step in preparing to sell your home in the future.
We Can Help You Find the Perfect Home
Though modern home features change, these four home improvement ideas are a great investment. And when it comes time to sell your now-current home in New Albany, Ohio, we can help you learn what those buyers are looking for.
With over 30 years of combined real estate experience in New Albany, we can help you buy a home that you will enjoy for more than just 10 years. Call us at 614-939-1234 and let’s talk about what you’re looking for in a dream home.