Updating rooms and spaces in your home improves your living space and can be an investment in your future. With more people seeking to get the value out of their next home purchase, many homeowners are considering what renovations will give their homes the best chance to sell. According to Realtor.com, in December 2022, active listings across the country numbered 689,685, a 54% increase from listings in December 2021. They also found that in terms of days that homes spent on the market, the median was 67. If you’re considering selling your home in the coming years, it’s essential to consider the features most attractive to buyers. Just a couple of updates to your bathroom, kitchen, and other spaces in your home can make it more valuable in the long run.
At Raleigh Woodworks, we work with homeowners in Raleigh, NC, and beyond with built-ins, custom interior doors, trim and finish carpentry, and design to add functionality and value to their homes. With over two decades of experience in the commercial industry, we transform ordinary houses into extraordinary homes with stylish and functional carpentry.
Using this experience transforming homes in Wake and Johnston County in North Carolina, we wanted to assemble some of the most high-value renovations you can undertake to improve your home and increase its value. Read on for some of our top picks and how we can help!
1. Update Your Bathroom
The bathroom is a crucial place to provide updates. Just upgrading the design of the cabinets and the storage features within a bathroom can make a world of difference. According to the National Association of REALTORS® Research Group’s 2022 Remodeling Impact Report, the most important result of a bathroom renovation is better functionality and livability for 46% of consumers. The report also found that 71% of the value was recovered from the project for bathroom renovations, and 26% of realtors recommended doing this renovation before selling.
People want to have functional bathrooms when they buy a home, so in addition to upgrading the sink and bath, think about the existing storage. You can add potential built-ins and cabinetry to ensure your bathroom adds more value to your home. That way, people can envision that there’s storage for all of their toiletries, towels, and other bathroom supplies.
2. Transform Your Kitchen Space
A well-designed kitchen can add a lot of value. According to reporting by Zero Down, kitchen cabinets can have an ROI of 80%-100%, and for built-ins, the average ROI is between 60%-80%. While adding countertops and new appliances is excellent, having the storage that you need in your kitchen will improve the recipes you can make and attract homebuyers interested in a more functional kitchen.
At Raleigh Woodworks, we focus on custom kitchen cabinetry and storage solutions so your kitchen can be beautiful and functional. With such a good return on investment for these upgrades, it’s worth making your kitchen shine at all your open houses. When potential buyers see all of your storage space and shelving, they can envision where they can put all of their kitchen supplies and how well the kitchen will work for gatherings. From spices to pots and pans, a kitchen that prioritizes organization can add real value.
3. Make Your Laundry Room More Functional
We spend so much time doing laundry, so why not make the space functional? In addition to our work in closets and other built-ins, we also focus on transforming laundry rooms into areas where you have all the storage you need and have room to actually fold your laundry. As it turns out, many buyers agree that having a functional laundry room is essential. According to a 2021 report by the National Association of Home Builders, a laundry room is one of the most wanted features in a home, rated as essential or desirable by 87% of buyers.
With the help of Raleigh Woodworks, you can get a vast array of cabinets, shelving, and storage to make your laundry room an oasis of efficiency. Plus, home buyers will see this desirable addition and be willing to pay more. It’s a simple way to add more value to your home while making your space more functional.
4. Build a Functional Home Office
More people work from home than ever, making a well-designed home office incredibly valuable. In fact, according to research by Homelight, adding a home office can add over $10,000 in resale value. With the proper built-in shelving, desk, and storage space, you can have a working space that enables you to get stuff done.
At Raleigh Woodworks, we started working with more and more clients who remote work over the past couple of years to build spaces that fit their needs. From sleek built-in shelves and cabinets to efficient desk organization systems, we’ve helped homeowners enhance productivity while reducing clutter. This addition is incredibly valuable for homebuyers who work from home, as they don’t have to find another space in their home to build their office from scratch. Plus, a well-designed office like this makes a much better Zoom background than most work-from-home setups.
5. Expand Your Closet Space
Walk-in closets can reduce clutter and enable you to access your clothes. In fact, according to Remodeling Magazine, “the feature that homebuyers want most is a walk-in closet in the primary bedroom, and 60% of homebuyers are willing to pay extra for it.” With suitable shelving, layout, and space, homeowners can get the storage they need for all their clothes, shoes, and other accessories they want to access in their closets.
By partnering with a carpenter like Raleigh Woodworks, you can get a well-designed walk-in closet that will work well for your current needs and attract homebuyers. Our expert carpenters will design and build efficient storage solutions that optimize every inch of your closets. Our custom cabinetry will transform your storage areas into functional and stylish spaces, from adjustable shelves to built-in organizers. Plus, we also work on walk-in pantries to optimize the space in your kitchen. Whatever closet upgrade you need will make your home more functional and provide an excellent return on investment.
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Of course, these are just some examples of ways to add value to your home and how Raleigh Woodworks can help. If you’re ready to start remodeling to make your home more selling-ready, we’re prepared to help. Serving both Wake and Johnston County in North Carolina, we transform ordinary houses into extraordinary homes with stylish and functional carpentry. From custom trim work to whole home renovations to storage and cabinetry— our multi-talented team is dedicated to adding style and functionality to any space.
With over two decades of experience in the commercial industry, our team handles project management, cabinetry, custom furniture installation, and more. No matter the type or size of the project, we are your one-stop connection for all your carpentry and woodworking needs. Contact us today to get started!