Updating Your Northern Virginia Home

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There are a lot of different reasons to make changes to your Northern Virginia home, but the two most popular ones are for your own enjoyment and to increase its resale value. There are some home improvements that combine both – they’re personal indulgences, and they can make your home more valuable should you choose to resell it.

Update your kitchen or bathrooms. Of all the rooms in your home, kitchens and bathrooms are probably the ones whose styles change the most over time. Unfortunately, getting a big payoff later on from updating either room will require you to make a hefty investment first. There are some simple changes you can make, like new cabinet fronts, drawer pulls, paint, or floor coverings, which can give you a new look without a huge investment. What’s more, these updates can also make your home more attractive to buyers should you decide to sell.

Remove clutter. Even though you know exactly where everything is in that overflowing closet of yours, potential buyers won’t be so impressed. Get rid of anything you don’t need, and stop by your local hardware store for some simple-to-install shelving and storage materials. If you still have too much to fit neatly into the closet, consider renting a storage space for the overflow. It will make you feel better in the short term, and it will be more attractive to potential buyers in the long run.

Brush on some paint. There’s no easier way to give a room, or your whole home, a great new look. It’s one of the least expensive changes you can make yet it can give your home tons of appeal. Neutral colors give a classic look, but using color to highlight a particular feature of your home can give it some punch. Light colors make a room seem larger, and darker colors may hide imperfections.

You may not see an enormous financial return on these simple updates, but you will get an immediate personal boost from the changes. Perhaps best of all, at some point down the road if you do decide to sell, buyers will see a home that’s been well cared for and kept up-to-date. When you are ready to list your home, The Sullivan Group is the best place to start. Call our office today at 703-821-1840, or contact me directly either by email or by telephone at 703-268-6380.


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