Choosing The Best New Home Options for Future Resale Value
Building a new home is exciting for so many reasons, especially because you get the opportunity to include features that reflect your style and taste.
But wait a minute! Don’t go choosing purple countertops and cabinets just yet! Whether you plan to stay in your home until the day you die, or your home is just a temporary stop on a journey to elsewhere, you should always consider building a new home with features that will help with resale because you never know how your future plans will change.
With all the options for customizing your home, how do you choose the features you know you’ll love and that will also help with future resale value? With so many decisions to make, be sure to keep these features in mind.
You can always change the decorations in your home, but you can’t easily add a bathroom on the main level or expand the kitchen once it’s built. The bones of the home are the most important feature.
Light fixtures and appliances can be changed at any time, but the floorplan is set for the most part. If the budget allows, add square footage in the form of a bonus room, a larger kitchen, or an extra bedroom. Add structural features like a fireplace or bay windows.
The trend of open layouts is a lasting one, so make sure you choose a floorplan that flows between the kitchen, dining, and living areas.
The kitchen is one of the most critical spaces in a home when it comes to resale value. Big, open kitchens are the most desired features of new home buyers.
Add desirability and function to a kitchen by building one that opens up into the dining area, living room, or family room. A large center island will also help with resale. You can add even more value to your kitchen by upgrading the cabinetry and drawer systems, and choosing granite countertops. Energy Star appliances are also a winning feature in a kitchen as they not only help the environment, but save the homeowner on utility bills.
If you’ve been in your home for several years, put in the work to renovate the kitchen. “People know that renovating can be a nightmare, and potential buyers will appreciate that you did the dirty work for them,” says Vern Yip, a designer and the host of HGTV’s Deserving Design
Homeowners want luxury at home, and the master bathroom is one of the best places to include that sought-after luxury. Build a big bathroom with a separate shower and tub. Include double vanities and extra features like granite countertops are also helpful in resale.
Invest in quality, energy-efficient windows from the start. High quality windows that are effective at regulating the temperature of the home will not only save you money on utilities while you’re living in the home, but they’ll increase your home’s value when it’s time to sell.
Quality of Materials
Whenever you can choose a better-quality material, do it. Hardwood floors are better than linoleum. Granite or quartz countertops are better than laminate. Choose the best quality, stain-resistant carpet you can afford.
Don’t limit your buying pool by using highly stylized features in the design of your home. If you over-customize, it will be harder to sell your home down the road. Keep a simple, classic palette in your countertops, cabinets, and floors. You can change your paint colors to match your preferences, and you can add multiple decorating touches throughout your home, but the palette of the features in your home is hard to change.
Your new home is everything. It’s where you’ll live, where you’ll create memories, and where you’ll retreat to after a tiring day of work. And when it comes time to move, the sale of your home is the ticket to your next destination.
Choose a new home builder that builds quality homes, and who is committed to creating a beautiful new home that will offer the best potential resale value when it comes time to sell someday. That builder in the Houston, TX area is Princeton Classic Homes. Contact Princeton today to discuss the beautiful new home we can build for you!