If you’ve ever driven down the street in a “nice” neighborhood, you most likely noticed a few things that stood out.
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Here’s a secret though: whatever it was that caught your eye was done by design, and what you’re looking at regarding these nicer properties is what many other property owners aspire toward.
This is what we call “curb appeal.”
Curb appeal doesn’t stop at the home’s exterior either. In fact, for a property to have maximum appeal, it has to be just as attractive on the inside as it is on the outside. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to get your property on par with those you love to look at.
Whether you’re fixing up your home to sell, or you’re renovating a vacation rental while adhering to Airbnb regulations by state, employing the following renovation tips will surely get people looking at your property.
People have to eat. Correspondingly, you probably spend a lot of time in your kitchen preparing meals or even entertaining guests. This gives you all the more reason to update and beautify your kitchen for maximum appeal.
The main thing people complain about regarding a kitchen is the typical lack of space most kitchens actually have. If you think of a small apartment, that matchbox kitchen probably wouldn’t allow you to cook a large meal without feeling a bit claustrophobic. .
Adding space is a great way to upgrade your kitchen. This can be done by removing impediments, widening the room if possible, and adding an island for storage and cooking preparation.
Cabinets also need to be upgraded. Many times, cabinetry is outdated in older homes. A simple sanding or painting can enhance the overall look of older cabinets while removing the old and installing new, more modern cabinetry will easily add to the value of your home.
Aside from the kitchen, people tend to spend a lot of time in the bathroom. This isn’t just a place to bathe and do your personal business. Many individuals enjoy their bathroom for nothing more than the relaxing quality many bath areas offer.
Now, you don’t have to turn your bathroom into a four-star hotel spa, unless that’s your plan, of course. Simple additions can add to the overall quality and value of your bathroom.
Adding a larger bathtub is great for a relaxing feel in a bathroom. Additionally, removing old hardware and installing modern hardware can add to the overall appeal of your bathroom space.
The first thing any of your prospective tenants, buyers, or vacation guests will notice is the outside of your home.
As stated in the beginning, curb appeal is what gets people interested in your property. Fortunately, with a little work, you can add maximum curb appeal to your property by considering the following enhancements:
- Add a Garden
- Plant New Grass
- Fix Broken Pathways
- Add New Pathways or Pavers
- Trim Trees and Shrubbery
- New Paint and Trim
- Add Aesthetics (Stone benches and tables)
- Add Vivid Floral Planters
Any one of the aforementioned can greatly increase the attractive quality of your property. And, if this is something that you’re not adept at doing yourself, consider hiring a landscaper or seek out professional renovation experts.
Energy Efficient Appliances
Environmental sustainability is more than a growing trend these days, it’s becoming an attractive quality for any property to have.
Many young professionals are much more environmentally conscientious than in recent years. And, these are the people who are most likely going to be viewing your property or renting it out for a weekend getaway.
Upgrading your appliances to modern, energy-efficient models can greatly increase the value and the attractive quality of your property. Dishwashers, refrigerators, and washers and dryer units are all made in energy-efficient models. And, they are worth buying for their attractive quality alone if not for their energy-saving capabilities.
Today, we have so many options for upgrading a property. Choosing a theme you enjoy is typically the starting point for any renovation project. No matter what direction you decide to go, try to place yourself in the tenants’ or guests’ shoes when renovating your property.
Concentrate on creating the best guest experience possible, and everything else will fall into place.