** MARKET VALUE | The market value of your home is the price you can expect to receive for your home. This is based on location, motivation, market conditions, and of course, features and improvements. When making any major upgrades to your home, it is best to be sure that you will see a tangible increase in the market value when it comes time to sell.
Put in a Nickel, Will You Get Back a Dime? | What is your time and effort worth? Too many times we meet people who are eager to do the work, but don’t consider the buyer’s perspective. Some people may pay more for some features that won’t matter to others. Consult a professional to determine if the improvements you choose will be worth your money and will give you a return. Make sure this number is worth your time.
** FLOORING |Upgrading from carpet or lino to hardwood, vinyl plank or tile makes an enormous difference. Focus on look rather than price, since many buyers cannot tell the difference.
**KITCHENS |This is usually the focal point of the house. Open concepts and modern colours are key. Consider refinishing existing cabinets and just replacing the counter-tops to save money.
**BATHROOMS |Freeing up room in the bathroom makes a big difference. Pedestal sinks can work well for this. Modern looking tile goes a long way.
**PAINT |Interior and exterior. Use neutral or modern colours and unless you are a pro, avoid creative patterns. No murals.