Every year, hundreds of thousands of homes of every style, shape and size are bought and sold across this country. As a Seller, remember the choices you make regarding improvements or renovations can drastically influence your home's market value.
The kitchen is the heart of every home. It's where we get eat, drink, gather and regroup after a busy day. It is a room with real value for every family. At RE/MAX we've learned that kitchen upgrades can really deliver, with a 44% higher return on investment over the average return on other popular renos you might consider.
Whether you're working with a contemporary kitchen or more of a country feel, stainless steel appliances continue to hold a lot of interest. In cabinetry, look at fine-grained maple, stained or natural, or even a fresh coat of paint. Laminates and marble are great choices for countertops, but granite continues to be the most popular surface of all.
Today's stress-filled world leaves us all crying out for rest and relaxation. RE/MAX knows that making your bathroom the best it can be will generate a 56% better return on investment than the average renovation. The goal should be to create a spa-like environment in your bathroom by installing a deep soaker tub or a new toilet and vanity pieces.
Great looking floors are a strong feature of any home. It often makes all the difference. With RE/MAX, we'll show you how this upgrade can generate a 22% better return on investment than the average.
Start by ripping out that dated wall-to-wall carpet. Then, sand your existing floors down and refinish them, or choose one of the many easy-to-install and affordable laminates now available. A light color scheme floor can give it a modern updated look while brightening up any room. Use area rugs to accent and ground the space.
Nothing beats the feeling of curling up around a fire on a cold winter's night. Not to mention the comforting feeling of hearth and home that a fireplace adds to a room. The RE/MAX Return on Reno Index will tell you that installing or upgrading the fireplace (wood, gas or electric) in your home will generate 11% greater return on investment than the average return on other popular renos you might consider.
Gas fireplaces have made huge advances in popularity thanks to recent increases in efficiency as well as advances in design. A gas fireplace delivers the best of both worlds - all the comfort without the mess and maintenance.
It all STARTS & ENDS WITH CURB APPEAL! Everyone knows the value of a first & last impression. But RE/MAX has learned that landscaping the front and backyard of your home will give you a 7% better return on your renovating dollar over the average return on other popular renos you might consider.
Increasing your curb appeal can be as simple as adding containers of brightly coloured flowers. Another idea would be to add a low maintenance garden for blocks of colour and texture. Also, consider a simple patio set in the backyard to add ambiance.