Home Upgrades that You Can Reconsider

By: Joshua Campbell

Home Upgrades that You Can Reconsider

Tags: Real Estate, renting, buying, selling, real estate tips, residential, rent, Ontario, tenant, moving,

2 minute read. 

No matter if you are selling your home or just creating your dream living space, there are many upgrades you may need to complete. Some of these will not only make your home more functional but more cosmetically appealing as well. Now the question is, which home upgrades should be given priority.
Here are four home upgrades you can plan to reconsider:

Professional Landscaping
While beautiful and well-maintained landscaping is necessary to improve the curb appeal of your home, too much can be a bad thing. When you create a yard with many high-maintenance plants and lots of features such as high-end water products and ponds, fancy pergolas, etc., it can be a deterrent for potential buyers. Many individuals are looking for low maintenance yard work that will not require much time and money to maintain. 

Bold Wall Colours 

A fresh coat of paint should be at the top of your list of home upgrades. This task is relatively inexpensive and fast to complete. However, your paint choice can make all the difference. You will want to look for neutral and light coloured hues for your home. This creates a more open and welcoming atmosphere. Bold and dark colours can be used as accent walls but avoid painting all the walls in a room these colours. This can make your space feel overwhelming and if selling your home soon, it can be off-putting for many potential buyers. 

Solar Panels 

Solar panels certainly have many benefits including lowering your monthly bills and helping conserve energy, but if you are considering selling your house in the near future, they may not be worth it. Many potential buyers may not like the look of these items on the roof and in many cases, the owner of the home may not own the solar panels but are leasing them. This is another complication that can occur when selling the home. If however, you have no interest in selling your home and you want the energy savings, these products may be ideal.

Unique Built-ins

Unique Built-ins 
While unique shelves and storage systems can be beneficial to many homeowners, you must be careful about what you choose to build inside your home. For example, built-in aquariums, while they may be perfect additions for your needs, they can turn away potential buyers. Many individuals do not want the hassle of maintaining these items or they are not interested in them altogether.
Before starting any home improvement project, it is wise to talk to local real estate experts. They can help you determine if certain tasks are the best choice for your home and if it will truly increase your home’s value and help it stand out from all the other homes for sale.

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