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Posted by CENTURY 21 CUDDY on 5/3/2020

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Many homeowners spend thousands of dollars on improvements and upgrades only to find out that the return on their investment (ROI) is less than $1 to $1. That means that for every dollar spent, the selling price of their home does not go up a corresponding dollar. In fact, very few home improvements offer a dollar for dollar increase in price.

What some improvements accomplish, however, is a reduction of time that your home spends on the market. When calculating overall costs, a quicker sale can save you several additional mortgage payments on your home.

In-Home Improvements

If you intend to live in the house for some time, make the improvements that give you pleasure in your home. Renovate the house to meet your needs and improve your life. If you’re renovating just to sell, unless you bought the home as the lowest-priced house in a highly desirable market, redoing the kitchen and bath won’t always pay for themselves. However, they will make the home more attractive to buyers and give you a leg up on the competition.

Adding a room and increasing square-footage usually improves the home’s value. This means converting an attic or basement might be a better use of your funds. Adding a second bathroom also garners a buyer’s attention. But turning a garage into a family room could backfire on you if buyers treasure a garage more than the extra space. Before undertaking a garage conversion, speak with a knowledgeable real estate agent in that area to see which option buyers most often request.

Curb appeal Improvements

When choosing improvements for resale, adding to the curb appeal gives you the most bang for your buck. Replace street-view garage doors with carriage-house style or modern minimalist options and update the front door to match. Clean out flower beds, replant them, and trim them with stone edging. Keep bushes and hedges trimmed and prune trees to keep them healthy.

Circulation Improvements

Old homes in areas where air conditioning was an afterthought benefit from adding attic fans and insulation to improve the cooling properties. Also, when possible, install a whole house fan (different from an attic fan) as it offers superior circulation for a small investment and makes the lack of central air conditioning less noticeable.

Your professional real estate agent is your best resource to learn what’s selling in homes in your neighborhood.




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Posted by CENTURY 21 CUDDY on 9/8/2019

The cabinets in your kitchen are the focal points; they are furniture designed to show off your standard and personality. Your cabinets are essential parts of your kitchen, aside from the aesthetic look, it makes your kitchen function adequately. Cabinets serve the purpose of convenience and comfort, and they come in various designs and style. 

Depending on your preference, cabinet style varies from the design to the wood, the finishes, sizes, etc. A custom-made kitchen cabinet has so many benefits homeowners would enjoy when compared to cabinets from big box stores. If you are a homeowner remodeling your kitchen, consider custom kitchen cabinets for the following:

Guaranteed Durability

An advantage you would enjoy as a homeowner from getting a custom kitchen cabinet is its lifelong durability. Because cabinets are made to suit your style and standard, the craftsman in charge of your project would ensure they are made with quality materials of the highest standard to satisfy your taste and style. 

Creative Styles

Opting for a custom kitchen cabinet allows you the freedom to create the style that would work best for you and suit the demand of your kitchen. If you are buying the stock cabinets, your options for fashion and design is limited. With the custom kitchen cabinet design, you have a more comprehensive range to select from, varying from wood, style, and finishes. 

Quality

Choosing the custom kitchen cabinet would add class to the interior view of your home. It’s durable hardwood, or smooth glass would add quality and beauty to your kitchen appeal. It would also provide your kitchen with a luxurious and stylish look.

Your Perfect Fit

If your kitchen doesn't come built conventionally, you might find it a bit more challenging to fit in regular stock cabinets into your kitchen. The custom kitchen cabinet is designed to fit your kitchen space like a glove. You can build your size of choice, your specific design and the style that would best suit your available kitchen space. 

Local Sourcing

Choosing kitchen custom cabinets would guarantee you a better and long-lasting choice of furniture used. You wouldn't concern yourself about the origin of wood used as you have the option of selecting your wood type (local or domestic), finishes and hardware. You can also ask the expert for advice if you are uncertain about your choices.

Unlike stock cabinets, custom kitchen cabinets provide homeowners variety to select from, allowing you customize your kitchen to your taste. 







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