With the real estate market still recovering, more people have decided not to sell their Tampa home. Instead, they have decided to stay in their home, waiting for the right time to sell a house. Many people we work with consider themselves to be a part of this group; finding that the wait on the market is detrimental to the health of the house on the market and their self-esteem. Many are resolved to stay in their house, and make home improvements that will add to the value of the home and improve their overall enjoyment of the house.
Many home improvement projects do not add value to your home, especially in a difficult market. Certain projects may even detract from the asking price of your home when it is time to sell. The trick is to develop a plan, one that will allow you to identify and execute home improvement projects that a Tampa general contractor suggests with a high return on investment.
Which home improvement projects should you invest in, and which projects should be avoided at all cost? Below are a couple of helpful hints for Tampa home improvement projects that increase the value of your home, and at least one home improvement project you should skip.
Considering a Tampa kitchen remodel
Most people think of the kitchen as the center of the home and, for this reason, updates you can execute during a Tampa kitchen remodel pay off. Tampa kitchen remodel projects can recoup upward of sixty-percent of all money invested, as long as the Tampa kitchen remodel does not go overboard. You never want your kitchen to be fancier than the rest of the house, or the rest of the houses in the neighborhood.
Why do I want to avoid going overboard with a Tampa kitchen remodel?
Any Tampa kitchen remodel needs to make sense when compared to the rest of the house, meaning that it will not make a house more interesting if it has a massive kitchen in a house filled with historic flourish. The style, size and quality of the kitchen need to fit with both the rest of the house and neighborhood if you want your Tampa kitchen remodel to result in a return on your investment. Keep the future potential buyers in mind before starting any and all Tampa kitchen remodeling projects, many of these potential buyers may not see the same value that you were going after in your Tampa kitchen remodel.
Contact us at 813.436.0177 to discuss Tampa home improvement projects, like a Tampa kitchen remodeling project, which can increase the overall value of your Tampa home!