Middle Tennessee Real Estate is a hot market — there’s no doubt about it. We get calls from many families wanting to remodel before placing their home on the market and what remodels would add the most value to their home — so we thought we’d write a blog on this! If you’re considering putting your home on the market in the next few years, here are some remodeling options you may want to consider.

Remodeling your kitchen if it’s old and outdated is a great option. The kitchen is one of the first places potential homebuyers look. From how the kitchen is laid out to what materials the cabinets and countertops are made of — potential buyers are looking at your kitchen.

Adding a bathroom within your current floor plan is another great way to increase the equity in your home. HGTV estimates that you can recoup 80-130% of what you spend by adding an additional bathroom, especially if your home only has one.

Have an unfinished basement or attic space? Reimagine the space — finish the basement, turn the attic into another bedroom or game room. Maybe create an apartment above your garage that can be rented out as extra income. Having spaces like these will benefit you while you still live in your home and when it’s time to sell, they’ll be great selling points to potential buyers and you’ll recoup a lot of your investment estimated at 50-83%.

Another remodel that we do most often that really adds value to your home, and you are guaranteed to recoup a lot of your investment, is adding a deck or outdoor entertaining area. In Middle Tennessee we enjoy some great weather for most of the year, which allows us to use outdoor living spaces more than other parts of the country. Having a beautiful deck, hardscapes, outdoor kitchens, etc., are appealing to potential homebuyers and you’ll really enjoy the space while you still live in your home as well.

If you want to remodel your home with selling in mind in a few years, any of these remodels are a great option. You’ll get to enjoy your beautiful new kitchen or outdoor living space and know that the investment really was worth it because you’ll recoup most of your cost when you sell your home. At Sweeney Construction we specialize in custom home builds and bring that customization to all of our home remodeling projects. Whether you’re remodeling to sell or remodeling your forever home, we can help.