How to Increase the Resale Value of My Home

Posted on: May 9, 2018

If you’re in the market to sell your home, or even considering the possibility in the future, the question is bound to come up sooner or later: How do I make my home more valuable?

Adding value to your home can be a challenging experience in investment versus payoff. In order for any potential additions or remodeling to make you more than you spent on them, you need to be savvy about what sells—what are modern home buyers in your neighborhood looking for? Where should you invest your money first? Second? Third?

If you’re looking to add some value to your home and property, but you’re not sure where to begin, don’t worry! Our experts at Bath, Kitchen & Tile Center are here to guide you through the process. Our top recommendations are all but guaranteed to show a high return on investment, and if you’re in the market to sell, that’s exactly what you need!

Modern Floor Plans

The basic of the basic when it comes to selling a house: floor plans. The layout of your home can quickly make or break a sale—after all, it doesn’t take long for a potential buyer to notice a cramped bathroom, claustrophobic, closed-off spaces, or other negative aspects in the layout of a home.

Bigger isn’t always better, but when it comes to floor plans, it usually is. Many new home buyers are looking for open floor plans that allow for more flexibility in layout and design. This can range from finished basements and attics to ‘flex rooms’ that might serve a variety of purposes—limited only by the buyer’s imagination. To add some easy value to your home, consider opening up some space!

Energy Efficiency

‘Going Green’ has become a huge trend in the housing market these days—and why not? Creating an energy-efficient home doesn’t take that much effort—and the payoff is undeniable. No one wants to hear that their new home is an energy hog, while a positive energy score makes for an excellent selling point. In fact, it isn’t uncommon for potential homebuyers to request receipts from previous energy bills for the home they are looking at.

Thankfully, there are many ways to increase the efficiency rating of your home. Install LED bulbs in your fixtures and replace your home appliances and windows with ENERGY STAR® certified upgrades to really impress buyers concerned with energy efficiency.

Impressive Kitchens & Bathrooms

A lot of what makes or breaks a living room or bedroom is the furniture—and that’s all up to the homeowner. When it comes to kitchens and bathrooms, however, there’s more of a sense of ‘what you see is what you get.’ And that means that potential home buyers have to love what they see! From cabinet and counter installations to floor choices to the base layout of the rooms, you want these rooms to really wow people when they step in.

For your kitchen, install some modern countertops, some bright, clean light, or an island counter to really sell the space. Bathrooms can always benefit from well-placed cabinetry and storage options. Interesting mirror installations and walk-in shower are also excellent ways to appeal to modern homebuyers.

Home Remodeling & Design with Bath, Kitchen & Tile Center

Are you ready to get to work on adding some value to your home, or just looking for a professional opinion on potential options that will give you the best ROI? Contact us at Bath, Kitchen & Tile Center today, and let our leading experts give you a hand!

Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center is proud to offer comprehensive remodeling services with the help of our state-of-the-art showrooms in Delaware and Maryland! Our showroom hours are as follows:

  • Wilmington
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m,
    Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Harbeson/Lewes
    Monday — Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m,
    Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Evenings by appointment
  • Newark Manufacturing
    Monday — Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m,
    Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Evenings by appointment
  • Bel Air
    Monday — Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m,
    Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Evenings by appointment
  • Warehouse
    Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.,
    Saturday: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.
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“Although we have given this project a rating of 10 in all areas, we would like to give our thanks and appreciation to our designer Joel and installer Andrew (and crew) for the excellent job they did in remodeling our bath.  It was truly a pleasure working with them from beginning to end."

- Ron and Judy