If you're thinking of remodeling your home before you place it on the market, you'll need to consider which demographics are most interested in buying homes in your area. You're going to need different remodels for selling to a young family versus an older empty-nester couple. So, look at the trends in your neighborhood to see who you should gear upgrades towards.
Here are some upgrades to consider if you're trying to make your home more attractive to couples with small children.
You don't need to completely child-proof the place; the new owners can add child-proof latches to the cabinets easily when they move in. However, if you're planning to upgrade something anyway, consider adding childproofing. For instance, if you were going to replace your windows, try replacing them with child-safe windows.
Other child-proofing upgrades can include things like child-safe railings. If you don't have children, you may never have thought about whether a child could squeeze under a railing, climb over it, or even get their head trapped between the rails.
Many individuals in younger generations are interested in energy savings and other eco-friendly measures. For instance, millennials (who are starting a lot of families in recent years) are interested in buying houses that are sustainably built and offer green living opportunities.
If you can prove that your house provides a more eco-friendly lifestyle than the others they've been looking at, this could give your home an advantage. Increased desirability could lead to better offers, more offers, and even competition between buyers.
Some examples of upgrades that can improve your home's eco-friendliness include installing more efficient appliances with your remodel, choosing a cool roof, adding insulation throughout the house, and putting in windows that have double or triple glazing. You can even add more windows to reduce the need for artificial lighting.
3. Ease of Cleaning
A family with children will likely want floors, kitchen countertops, and walls that are easy to clean. But in addition, they'll want cleaning facilities such as a laundry room and bathroom that can handle growing kids and their messes.
So if you're planning to redo the kitchen or floors, opt for water-resistant, easy-to-clean surfaces. And make sure at least one bathroom includes a bathtub.
These tips can help you assess your home remodel plans to best suit the young families who may want to buy the home once you put it on the market. Be sure to discuss your plans with your construction company, as well. They may have some more ideas about what sorts of upgrades young families are attracted to.
For more information, reach out to a company like Grantham Construction Co Inc.