The secret truth about upgrades when it comes time to sell your home is: choose wisely. Not every buyer will see the same value in the additions you’ve made, which can lead to lower bids than you may have wanted.
But at the same time, the right upgrades can make your house command more attention from buyers. Even if you don’t recoup the full expense of some of these changes, you’ll increase the chance of more interest and a faster sale.
Before you call your contractor, see how many of these upgrades your home already has — and which may be right before you plan to sell.
Wine cellars are found in many luxury homes, as they are a way to safely protect bottles from going bad. When you invest serious money in wine, you don’t want to store it in a kitchen cabinet. A wine room can double as an entertainment space, and you can even include additional beverages by building out a bar.
Not all homes will have the right space for a dedicated wine room, so you can create a similar protective effect by installing wine racks and a wine fridge.
Heated Bathroom Floors
Is there anything more luxurious than getting out of the shower and stepping onto a warm tile floor? Radiant floor heaters are used in homes throughout the colder parts of the country but are useful for anyone in any locale when used in a bathroom space. If you’re not ready for a whole system, even simple upgrades like heated towel bars will make you more comfortable and will impress buyers looking for luxury.
In luxury homes, it’s not uncommon to find both a stand-alone bathtub and a shower, at least in the master bathroom. When you use high-quality fixtures, such as rain showers and a selection of body spray options, your home stands out a bit more than generic ones. For larger showers, you can even install multiple shower heads for a truly spa-like experience.