Do You Know How To Build Your Own Home With Resale Value In Mind?
A lot of the families who build their homes with our Homestead program do it with the goal of that house being their “forever home.” But some people who come in to speak with us do so with the idea of selling a home a few years down the line and building a newer, bigger one, at that time. We get asked from these individuals what they should keep in mind while building to increase their resale value down the road.
What Do We Recommend For Good Resale Values?
Windows are one of the most important features of your home, both inside and out! They contribute to the natural lighting and beauty in each room of your house and “dress up” the outside of your home with their beauty, too.
In addition, new, energy-efficient windows will help at resale by keeping your utility costs down, cutting out outside noise pollution, and reducing harmful UV rays from the sunlight.
Extra Attention To The Kitchen
The kitchen is most known for being the “command central” for many families, gathering room at a party, and many times, the main conversation room during the holidays. Plus, you cook in there, too!
Kitchens are one of the easiest rooms to keep these little details in mind. The upgrade opportunities for your family will help add that extra value when you’re keeping resale in mind.
One great way to give your kitchen that little extra “oomph” is with your cabinetry and drawer system. Putting some extra love in when planning your kitchen and choosing a great organization system, you can help with your resale value down the line.
Buyers today are more interested in “green options,” so keep this in mind when designing your kitchen design and planning for future sale values. Installing Energy Star appliances, keeping energy efficiency in mind, and using sustainable materials like natural stone will increase the likelihood of resale in the future.
If you have kids or pets, your flooring is going to take a beating! As your budget allows in the planning process, don’t just go for the cheapest flooring options, especially in high-traffic rooms and areas!
By thinking ahead in your planning phase, the larger investment for durable floors will help with the resale value of your home. The best advice we can give is to think “natural” and “long-lasting.” It will pay off in the long run!
Storage, Storage, & More Storage!
Make sure your home plans include enough storage. Having extra room in the garage for more than just cars, plus storage room in the basement. Not to mention, those large closets for storage in each of the bedrooms! Storage is a must when it comes to resale value.
At Homestead Homes, we have been helping people design and build their dream homes since 1995. We provide you with a road map to build your own home and our expertise; and let you make all the decisions from there. We are currently building throughout the Midwest in Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska, & Iowa. We would love to help you today in achieving your dream of building a home yourself. Contact us for more information!