Buying an older home that needs work can be a dream, but purchasers might not want a home where they can live forever. Some of them might be purchasing a starter home so they can upgrade it sell it for a higher price. They believe the additional work is worthwhile because it will allow them to purchase the real home of their dreams, so they are remodelling for value instead of their personal comfort. It might seem a worthy goal, but they need to know what adds value.
The kitchen has long been a place for many families to gather, and it would seem that at least one person in every household love to cook. This is not true for every family, and it should be considered before upgrading the kitchen. Some families have one or more members who love to cook, but other families are concerned with having enough storage for food that is ready to eat. Creating the perfect chef’s kitchen is an expensive undertaking, and it does not always add value to a house.
Bathroom space is always at a premium, but it does not necessarily need to be added to an existing home. It might sound nice to think every bedroom has an attached bathroom, but purchasers thinking about the time they have to clean could find too many bathrooms not worth the money. They would rather have to share a bathroom with several family members than try to find the extra time to keep it clean, so reigning in the dreams of a house modelled after the local bed and breakfast should be reasonable plan.
Every person looking for a home to buy has their own dreams of what is best, and it can make it difficult to remodel a house for a potential sale. Knowing what is a stable market is the best way to plan, and doing reasonable upgrades instead of specialities could be the best way to get the highest resale value for the work.