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Top 5 Remodel Projects To Add Value To Your Home

Whether you are planning to stay put or put your home on the market, consider which projects will add the most value to your home.

  1. modern kitchen photoKitchen remodel–For many families the kitchen is the heart of the home. According to HGTV, you can expect to recoup 60-120 percent of your investment.
  2. Adding or updating a bathroom–Lack of adequate bathrooms can be a huge turn off for the potential buyer. HGTV estimates you can recoup 80-130 percent of the cost to remodel or add a bathroom.
  3. Create a great work space–Working from home is becoming increasingly common. Adding or remodeling a great work space in your home can make all the difference.
  4. Paint–A fresh coat of paint with warm inviting colors can make the home feel new again.
  5. Energy efficiency upgrades–This is a huge benefit in many areas. If you are selling in 2016, it can give you the edge over the competition.

I offer professional staging services to my clients  At times, decluttering and rearranging furniture is all that’s needed.  Sometimes, a small remodel project can yield significant returns.  My stager will be able to evaluate your home and give her best recommendation as to what home buyers are paying attention and help get your home ready for showings.

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Living Room Makeover

staged living room photoCan’t seem to create a living room that feels quite right? Looking for some styling tips that will bring your living room up a notch?  Here are five ideas that can dramatically improve your living room.

  1. Move the furniture away from the walls:  The tendency is to place your furniture against the walls, but giving it a little room to breathe will make the seating area seem cozier while also making the room seem more spacious.
  2. Mix old and new pieces: Using the same furniture set to furnish an entire room can make it seem a bit sterile. Try mixing and matching different pieces and styles to give your living room a more eclectic feel.
  3. Keep everything low: Arranging photos and artwork lower on walls will make a room appear larger, and can also draw more attention to the pieces themselves.
  4. Place a bookshelf behind the sofa: It doesn’t have to be your entire personal library. Mix and match books with knick-knacks and other items to add some depth and texture to the space behind your sofa.
  5. Try a smaller coffee table: Your current coffee table is probably larger than it needs to be, and it may be dominating the room. Try downsizing to a table that can still hold magazines, a centerpiece, and a few drinks, but will also give you a bit more room to move around your furniture.

Are you considering selling your home?  Get started with a free home value estimate.