Adding Value to Your Louisville Home

Which items will add value to your Louisville home and help when the time comes to sell?

The answer is: “The ones that future buyers will also want, be willing to pay for and that will truly add value to your home.”

As a general rule, choosing the functional over the merely cosmetic and choosing neutral over unusual or exotic will pay at resale. Taste and current trends can also affect the value of an update. 

Which updates will add the most value to your home?

  • Updates that increase usable space (an extra bathroom, larger and/or upgraded kitchen, master bedroom suite, more closet space, conversion of unused space to a home office).
  • Updates that will lighten and brighten your rooms (white or light color paint and floor coverings, light woods, skylights, larger windows, French doors).
  • Updates that will open your home to the outdoors for fresh air and entertaining (French doors to the patio or garden).
  • Updates that will increase privacy and security (fencing, landscaping).

Keep in my mind that you should consult us before making these major changes to your home!  Not all updates are equal.  If you spend too much on your new kitchen, you are throwing it away.  You have to understand the level of investment needed and the expected finish for your area or range.  Not to mention, some updates take years to payoff in value.  So, if you think you might move soon you have to be very careful in the investments you make.