5 Interior Design Renovations to Boost Your Home’s Resale Value

Posted on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 11:27am.

Guest post from Emily Porter of FloorAndDecorOutlets.com
If you live in the Austin area and are ready to sell your home, you may be able to take advantage of the recent influx of new residents looking for homes. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to maximize the value of your home, such as interior modeling upgrades.
Your first step will be to determine your home’s asking price. Hiring an expert real estate agent will give you an accurate estimate of what your home is worth. Ask them to appraise the position of your home's value in relation to other homes in the neighborhood. This is an important factor in determining how much you should spend on home upgrades. Your goal is to earn more from the sale than what you spent on the upgrades.

Floor Upgrades

If your home is valued between the top 5 and 10 percent of homes in the neighborhood, most upgrades won’t have much of an effect. However, an exception would be a floor renovation complete with hardwood flooring. This continues to be the most desired attribute that home buyers look for when purchasing a new home. In most areas, the highest valued homes boast beautiful hardwood flooring. There are many patterns and designs available for floor renovation projects, so make sure you ask your realtor for advice on upgrading your floors.

Other Interior Remodeling Projects for Your Home

If your home is not in the 10th percentile of homes in the area, there are other interior remodeling projects that can help increase the value of your home. In central and southern Texas, contemporary kitchens and fully equipped outdoor cooking areas are extremely popular, especially when you add tile flooring. 

Modern Kitchen Design and Appliance Upgrades

Since moving to Texas, there may have been many improvements and changes to what is considered a modern kitchen. In addition to wooden flooring, a brand new kitchen is sure to grab the attention of people looking to buy a new home. Make sure you check out the latest in kitchen designs, as well as the newest kitchen appliances built to make cooking and cleaning easier.  

Outdoor Entertaining Spaces

One of the latest things in home renovations is a fully loaded outdoor cooking area. Not only does an outdoor area need to tie in with its backyard flawlessly, but it also needs to complement the new design of the kitchen. There are a number of options available for this idea. Many of them are purposefully chosen so that they coordinate well with the kitchen appliances and kitchen décor. 

New Style Entertainment Interior Spaces

Flat screen televisions are getting bigger all the time. A renovation to fit a media entertainment room will instantly add value to your home. You do not have to leave a flat screen on top of a TV stand. You can mount it to the wall using a harness. This is a great idea for those wanting to create a movie viewing experience in their own home.

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