For many Maryland, Northern Virginia and D.C. homebuyers, the purchase of your home will most likely be one of your largest lifetime investments. When you have completed the purchase of your new home, you will probably begin to personalize the home to your taste and needs. Here at the Sold By Sisler Team, we empower homebuyers to take full advantage of every opportunity to increase the value of your home offering great decorating tips and home improvement ideas. It's all part of our effort to help insure all Sold By Sisler Team clients are living life to the fullest in their new home.
Below we identify several key areas where many new buyers begin to consider making improvements to their homes. Kära and I have selected these “spaces” because the improvement/remodel opportunities in these locations have a potentially strong return on investment, plus the improved spaces make a significant impact on the quality of life for you and your family. This may even sound strange, however, someday (sooner than one might think) you will be marketing your new home. Why not make these improvements with that fact in mind? Know this, no home improvement will yield a 100% return on your investment, however, careful planning and these timely tips will help you identify locations in your home that produce a strong return on your remodeling dollars.
Today’s homebuyers consistently ask for a master bath oasis that allows the owner to indulge in blissful relaxation. A must-have is a serene master bath replete with an over-sized soaking tub, heated floors, towel warmer, fireplace and seating area adjacent to the master suite. If you’re considering the purchase of an existing home, it’s possible few of these amenities are present in your home. If you have thoughts of adding these sought-after features to your home, contact the Sold By Sisler Team and we will recommend several reputable builders who specialize in the art of updating master bath spaces.
While the return value on your home improvement dollars is less than updating a bath or kitchen, one hot area to consider is your outdoor space. Numerous national magazines have noted designing and finishing an outdoor space is the second-most popular home remodeling project after remodeling kitchens. Well-connected outdoor living spaces are viewed as an extension of the interior of our homes, and they make an ideal location for entertainment and spending quality time with your family. Common elements one can use to improve outdoor living spaces include updated building materials like Trex or Fiberon deck boards to replace old, worn decking, and natural patio materials like gold, tan or sand-colored rock for patios. These decorative stones absorb and retain the warmth of the sun for a more comfortable experience in the cool of the evening, and they can be arranged in a pleasing geometric design that compliments your outdoor space.
When remodeling your patio or deck area, create distinct areas for dining, lounging and entertaining alfresco using planted hedges and trees. Select trees and shrubs that supply year-round appeal – from unusual foliage to interesting bark. If you’re thinking about updating you deck area or patio, be sure to contact us , and we will point you in the right direction for a home improvement expert who will take your home improvement ideas and turn them into reality.
Think of the Sold By Sisler Team if your family is considering buying or selling real estate in the areas of Maryland, Northern Virginia or D.C.