If you own an older home, you may be wondering how to improve its appearance and functionality– especially if you’re considering selling it in the near future. With the housing market as crazy as it is right now, you’ll definitely want to figure out how to maximize your home’s curb appeal and sale value.

Luckily, home renovation contracting is one of our specialities. We’ve compiled some tips to help you get the most out of your older home when it comes time to sell.

Keep it green

One of the biggest problems with older homes is their lack of energy efficiency.

Older windows, doors, and roofs aren’t made to insulate as well as newer materials, which means that you need to use more energy to heat or cool your home.

Replacing your doors and windows with energy-efficient, insulating ones will help to visually modernize your home in addition to helping to decrease your monthly energy bills.

Plus, replacing windows and doors is a relatively minor project that can make a big impact on your home’s value. In fact, it’s been reported that simply changing the color of your front door can increase the sale value of your home by thousands of dollars.

Get everything up to date

Another problem that older homes often have is outdated plumbing and electrical systems.

While you might not think these are an issue, an outdated plumbing or electrical system can potentially cause hundreds or thousands of dollars’ worth of damages if something goes wrong.

Hiring a contractor to upgrade your home’s plumbing and electrical systems may be a fairly intensive task, but trust us: you definitely want your home to have new wiring systems rather than the original ones installed decades ago.

Plus, upgrading plumbing and fixtures can improve your home’s efficiency. For example, lower-flow toilets can cut back on your monthly water bills!

Kitchen and bathrooms

For people searching for a new home, the appearance of the kitchen and bathroom in their prospective new living space makes a big impact on their ultimate decision.

Even if your home is in a perfect location and has all of the other amenities that potential homebuyers are looking for, they might decide to go with another home to avoid the process of renovating a kitchen or bathroom– which, if not handled correctly by an experienced contractor, can be costly or even disastrous.

Simply replacing countertops, cabinets, and flooring can give your kitchen a very updated look that will appeal to potential buyers! Just make sure you do some research to choose timeless, high-quality materials. This will help you avoid trends that come and go, quickly making your home look outdated.

Space is everything

In some older homes, things can feel a little cramped with a lot of smaller, closed-off rooms. With the help of an experienced contractor, you can open up your floor plan a little to make your home feel more spacious and modern.

Plus, adding more storage, like built-in cabinets and shelves, can make a big difference in your home’s functionality.

If you have an older home, the amount of possible renovations and repairs that you can make might seem overwhelming. Focusing on energy efficiency and modernization will help your home sell for quite a bit more– and relying on trustworthy and experienced contractors will make the renovation process painful. 

Looking for contractors to handle the foundation and concrete work for your home’s renovation? Look no further than the experts here at Redstone. Give us a call today to get started!