Which items will add value to your LA County home and help with resale when the time comes to sell in the Los Angeles housing market?
The answer is: “Only the ones that future buyers will also want and be willing to pay for.”
As a general rule, choosing the functional over the merely cosmetic and choosing neutral over unusual or exotic will pay at resale as these will appeal to a broader audience. Taste and current trends can also affect the value of an update. Unusual colors have a limited appeal.
Which updates will add the most value to your Los Angeles home?
- Updates that increase usable space and square footage (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, new window fixtures, 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, area windows).
- Updates that will increase privacy and security (fencing, landscaping).