5 Features That Raise The Value Of Your Home
Building your custom home is an exciting opportunity to build the home of your dreams with all the features you’ve always wanted. But you may want to think down the road to the next residents and potential buyers. In ten or twenty years you may consider selling your home and moving to a new area, downsizing, or upsizing your home. Of course, you want to build a home that you love an fits your lifestyle, but also consider these features that will raise the value and appeal of your home when you do sell:
Not all features raise your resale value equally. This is good for your because it allows you to incorporate a few features without felling the need to be extreme in your choices and budget.
Flooring that can handle wear like ceramic tile, hardwood, and certain types of laminate will help increase your home value. Buyers like durable flooring because it looks pristine for a long time with minimum maintenance.
Adding skylights to your home can help a small room or space feel more open while adding a natural element. Consider a skylight in your walk-in closet. Not only will it brighten the space, you’ll be able to examine your outfits in natural lighting.
Even if you don’t often cook you’ll want to invest in a gourmet kitchen to attract future buyers. A spacious, functional kitchen with an island, stainless steel appliances, stone countertops, and double ovens is a good place to start. But also add special touches such as farm sink or built in bar dining area to make your kitchen stand out.
Built in cabinets, hobby benches, insulated walls, and windows can greatly add to the resale potential of your home. Most home buyers are buying to accommodate a growing family. This could mean teenagers with their own cars, or aging grandparents moving in. This type of buyer would want a larger, upgraded garage.
For many people the bathroom is not just a place to get clean, it’s a place to relax. Focus your attention on the master bathroom and include double sinks, stone countertops, and either an oversized tub or spacious shower. Your future buyers will value the upgrade, and you’ll get to enjoy it in the meantime.
As you build your custom home make the choices that fit your family’s wants and needs. Nonetheless you should also consider your home’s resale value and the desires of future buyers. Smart decisions during the custom home building process will result in a home that not only fits your family’s lifestyle but will be a solid investment.
Ilcor Builders has been building custom homes on your lot in Austin, Texas and the surrounding areas since 1963. We are a family owned business with over 50 years’ experience building custom homes. We would love the opportunity to discuss your custom home in our design studio in North Austin or in the comfort of your home. Please contact us at 512-476-7568 or request a free consultation.