Particularly for Empty Nesters, moving out and downsizing can be a bittersweet process. The home where they raised their children is filled with memories, and the house itself may be a little worse for wear from years of kids and dogs running amok!
If you have a client getting ready to downsize from the home where they raised their children, they may want recommendations for remodels to freshen the place up while adding the best value to the home. The California Association of Realtors (who are just awesome!) whipped up an infographic of exactly that.
Check it out!
Highlights from the Top 5 Home Remodels:
Who doesn't love a sunny afternoon on the deck? Turns out, your average homebuyer is like the rest of us, and just loves the idea of time outdoors. Adding on a deck is a quick, low-impact home remodel that gives you a bit of space out in the sun, all while improving the value of your home. Bonus points that construction is exterior to your home, and doesn't interrupt your daily routine very much.
Freshen Up the Bath
Bathrooms are a high-traffic area of the home. Think about it, the bathroom really take a beating, between the humidity and the amount of family members sharing the space! Thinking on remodeling projects that revitalize a space, it makes sense that replacement baths are at the top of the list. The bathtub replacement experts at Bathrooms Plus say that new bath designs are easier to clean while you live in the home, and offer a great return for when you sell. Talk about a win-win!
Folks love room to roam, particularly with children. Finished basements and attic bedrooms round out the Top 5 home remodelers for return-on-investment on the high end. One thing to consider here is the average cost of these additions - anticipate spending $30,000-50,000 for a quality job for a finished basement or attic bedroom.