Q. We’re thinking of remodeling our home with the possibility of selling it in the next 5-10 years. What advice do you have?
A. Most importantly, think about how it will make your home more livable for YOU, rather than spending money on features that may interest a future buyer. There are few remodeling projects that actually add more value to the house than they cost…so keep that in mind when planning your projects.
If you’re planning to resell your home, stick to some basic rules. A conventional home sells much more quickly than a home that is unusual. Think like a potential buyer when you plan to remodel. That way you’ll be making a good investment in your home.
Do talk with a real estate agent or an architect before moving forward with a remodeling project. They will give you a realistic appraisal of the cost and whether it’s worth the investment. If it’s worth it, then contact a reliable contractor with good references.