September 6th, 2010 8:54 AM by Salim (Sam) Kader MLO# 130505
a) An Updated Kitchen. An updated kitchen such as newer appliances, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, convection ovens, professional ranges, and high-quality floorings, such as wood, laminate, tile or stone. cabinetery must also be in good condition.
b) Modern Bathrooms. A big asset is a spa or whirlpool tub or master baths that give a little room to roam. Separate showers with steam or multiple jets, a dole sink and a separate room for the toilet.c) A Master Suite. A luxurious bathroom, lounging areas and walk-in closets. Fireplace, feeling of privacy.d) Natural Materials. In floor coverings especially bathrooms or kitchens, look for ceramic tile or wood rather than linoleum which can tear.e) Landscaping. Water features (yes even in Seattle), gardens, and mature trees and shrubs.f) Storage. Pull-down storage, rack systems and hidden storage off garage or bedroom areas.g) Smart home. Controlling lights and air conditioning with a phone to connection home security systems from work.
4 Things that can reduce a house's value.a) A pool.b) No garage or small garage.c) Garbled floor plan.d) Outmoded appliances or systems.
Small Budget Fixes
Things to consider before remodeling: