Looking to sell? If you look around Los Angeles, you will likely notice the real estate and how extravagant it is, especially in and around Pasadena, Arcadia, Altadena, and surrounding areas. Many of the homes are well kept and visually attractive both inside and out because the home owners remodel, which increases the sales value. Treat your home as your investment, whether you are looking to sell or retire within. Here are 4 home remodeling ideas you can use to increase the sales value on your Los Angeles home.
1. Solar Panels
Los Angeles is largely liberal, and many home buyers are big on conserving energy. Installing solar panels can be enticing to the potential home buyer. It is very practical as Los Angeles is a sunny state, and you are guaranteed to get the most use out of your solar panels. Not only does it increase the value you can sell your home for, but it can decrease your monthly utility bill. This gives a great opportunity for a unique selling point. Who doesn’t want a cheap utility bill? If you are considering installing solar panels on your home, hire a handyman, as the work requires particular installation. It is by no means a DIY project.
2. Kitchen Remodel
Los Angeles homes are typically known for their luxurious aesthetic. This can be achieved by simply updating the kitchen. Closed concept kitchens with dim lighting can turn off potential home buyers because an appealing, functional kitchen is important to home buyers. Without the update, you may be forced to sell your home for much less than you asked for. Consider adding an island counter top and updating appliances as well for a sleek, modern appeal.
3. Replace Carpet with Hardwood Floors
Most people who purchase homes have the intentions of starting a family in the future, or already have children. Most of us know that kids can be messy, which is why carpets are not ideal. Not only that, but carpets easily become dirty, and require frequent cleaning, which can be expensive. You can increase your home value simply by replacing the carpets with modern, hardwood flooring. Hardwood flooring is easy to clean, which appeals to the potential home buyer.
4. Update Your Front Door
The saying is to not judge a book by its cover, but the reality is, the front door of a home can either entice people or draw them away. Not only that, but the kind of door can impact whether cold or heat stays inside, which can affect the selling point of your home. A handyman can install a steel door for you that is attractive in appearance, which adds insulation properties to save on your utility bill. If you are satisfied with your front door and just want to add insulation, you can hire a handyman to weatherstrip your door.
Start Remodeling Your Home, Today
These are just 4 home remodeling ideas you can use to increase the value of your home. Consider hiring a handyman so you can be sure the job is done precise and gives you the most benefit in the end. At Handyman Connection of Pasadena we are always available to answer any questions or help you with your remodeling or any small handyman projects in Pasadena and/or Los Angeles.