A fresh look or upgrade can drastically increase a home’s appeal. Not only will it improve your day-to-day life, but did you know that it can also increase your home value when you’re looking to sell?
A proven way to boost your home value and maximize your return on investment (ROI) is to refresh your interior spaces — particularly the kitchen and bathroom.
This is where tile enters the conversation…
Whether you’re getting your home ready to list during one of the biggest real estate market booms of the decade or planning to remodel spaces that will have a long-term impact on your property value, remodeling these key areas can give you a better bang-for-your-buck almost immediately.
There are some simple tips to help keep your costs down and profits high, while creating lasting value that entices potential home buyers.
It’s always a good idea to be aware of the current trends that could be desirable to buyers. By tapping into some of the current trends, this will help your property stand out from the rest.
Focus on areas that will immediately grab a prospective buyer’s attention — they’re looking for a convenient house design that offers attractive upgrades and likely more inclined to look for a home that involves less work on their part.
Fixer uppers will always have their place, but your average buyer isn’t looking to get into real estate investing or want to take on a home that needs lots of love. What buyers do want is a house that’s as close to their Instagram-fueled home dream as possible, and they are ready to weigh the list price against the list of amenities and upgrades to feel like they’re getting the most for their money.
However, even if a home isn’t 100% move-in ready, there are certain improvements that are guaranteed to attract buyers.
We’ll show you some of the most popular house features potential buyers pay close attention to —
Kitchen Updates —
Upgraded tile floors and backsplashes, a revamped island or bar, modern and spacious cabinet storage and fresh paint.
Splurge and do the entire kitchen or save and focus on the smaller details that can make a huge impact — a fresh backsplash, a coat of paint.
Kitchens are the perfect place to incorporate today’s trending tiles:
Patterns, neutrals, hexagons, large format or even taking your classic subway and installing vertically.
Bathroom Updates —
Separate tubs and shower bathroom designs are among the most popular today, and we don’t see that changing anytime soon. Adding a free-standing tub and a walk-in shower is one of the best master bathroom ideas you should consider.
Sleek features that make a huge difference are line drains and shower niches. These two small add-ons will elevate your bathroom design and make a huge impact. We carry Schluter® Systems line drains in several styles, including a tileable drain for a truly seamless design.
Ultimately, sprucing up these significant parts of your home takes the stress out of negotiations and makes it a little less overwhelming to close on a new property.
Why choose tiles to improve your property value?
Floor and wall tiles are not just aesthetically appealing, they’re tremendously functional and easy-to-maintain. Upgrading your space with new tile can significantly boost the value of your home! Unlike vinyl or laminate — materials that can easily turn off a buyer thanks to their limited lifespan, tiles are consistently ranked top tier among materials that are rated high in property value.
As today’s housing market continues to fluctuate wildly, it’s worth bearing in mind that potential buyers are savvy — in addition to appearance, they are looking for quality before they consider making an offer.
The inherent quality of tile itself is a selling point — well-crafted porcelain tiles or even natural stone, for example, offer excellent durability — they’re impact-resistant and long-wearing, and will also continue to look stunning far longer than other flooring materials. Home buyers see a gorgeous floor that they will not have to replace or refinish in the near future, and in return, the floor becomes their own investment.