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Bang for your Buck

Where do you start with a remodel project? Whether you’re planning on selling your home in the next few months or a few years, a carefully selected remodeling project can add value to your home. Of course you want to select the project that you can be assured to get the most return on your investment, Kitchens and Baths are still among the top projects where home sellers receive the biggest bang for their buck. The next most valuable investments are room additions and new roofing.

In the Kitchen

Stainless Steel Appliances are still at the top of the buyers list of favorites and replacing old counter tops with granite or solid-surface material has become the standard for home buyers. Consider refacing cabinets & replacing the cabinet doors with raised panels, replace outdated flooring and redesign the layout of your Kitchen if you’re replacing cabinets especially if you can add space. Add new paint, a sink with a new faucet along with other decorative elements and you can expect to spend on average $21,000 for a minor 200 square foot Kitchen remodel.

In the Bathroom

Like the Kitchen, buyers like to see new cabinets and granite in the Bathroom along with new sinks & faucet.
A typical remodel for a 5′ x 7′ bathroom will cost on average $16,000 and includes a new tub, new shower faucet w/ single lever, new toilet and solid surface counter with integrated sink.

Doing the project yourself can save money on labor, but it may be wiser to call in a pro for the things you may not be well versed at. Plumbing and Electrical are usually better left to the Pro’s.

The key to getting the biggest bang for your buck is to modernize without overspending for your neighborhood. For more information about selling your home in the desert, visit us at Your #1 Online Resource for Real Estate in the Desert.

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