When you are building your new home, upgrades are one of the most important factors to consider. Keep in mind that whether you're buying the home as an investment or if you intend to stay for a while, these upgrades can have a big impact on future marketability. Kitchen cabinetry, bathroom fixtures, flooring, stairs, railings, lighting and more can all influence a new buyer. Our Décor Centre consultants have put together a list of the top décor upgrades that pay on resale, so you know exactly where to focus.
Kitchen countertops are one of the first things new homeowners will look at when they enter the kitchen. Granite and quartz are durable and easy to clean options, that provide a natural beauty which can give your home that luxurious, designer look. Similarly cabinetry is one of the important features that can really entice or frighten new buyers come resale time. Be sure to talk with our consultants and tell them the look you're going for, they love to listen and can help guide you towards the right choice to really make the space pop.
Sinks and faucets are easily the most overlooked décor decisions when thinking about re-selling a home. However, as our consultants will tell you, the right faucet can make a huge statement! The average homeowner spends a fair amount of time washing dishes in the kitchen or brushing their teeth at the bathroom sink, so it's worth looking into this affordable upgrade to increase your home's value.
These days, buyers have come to expect hardwood flooring throughout the home, meaning you should not go without it! This upgrade gives the space a very clean, modern look and has the added benefit of making any space look bigger. Of course, one of the main attractions of wood flooring is the easy maintenance; as soon as a new buyer comes in they'll breathe easier seeing hardwood flooring.
High, smooth ceilings are always a perfect choice when it comes to upgrades for your new home. We offer an upgraded finished basement option that pushes the ceiling to 9 feet, opening up the space and making those lower rooms feel even bigger. You'll find the upgrade to smooth ceilings makes all the difference as well! Not only do they lighten the room and visually raise the space, they also make decorating much easier.
Pot-lighting is another upgrade that buyers have come to expect when stepping into a modern home. These fixtures are key to boosting the resale value of the home as they help to maintain architecturally appealing uninterrupted lines in the ceiling. In fact, hanging lights can make low ceilings feel even lower than they actually are. Our consultants will take you through multiple lighting options that are sure to alleviate eye strain and maintain aesthetic.
Glass-enclosed showers are all the rage for a modern looking bathroom, and it's very clear that new buyers love them! When walking into a bathroom with a shower curtain or framed shower you'll notice that the space tends to look bulky or smaller. The minimalism of a glass shower allows you to appreciate more of the space without drawing attention to the shower itself. This makes it the perfect upgrade for showcasing any beautiful, intricate shower tile design you have. As an added plus, having a glass-enclosed shower helps to minimize mold risks!
Whether you choose to install a simple pattern or an elaborate design, the style and quality that tiles provide are a sure way to impress a new buyer. Tile is very versatile and comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, colours and tones, and different glazes, making it the perfect way to get creative and add a special finishing touch to the floors or walls in your kitchen, bathroom, or any outdoor space.
Any of these changes are sure to give your home an upgrade that will boost resale value. However, we highly recommend talking with one of Marina Homes' Décor Centre consultants for more help with this process. Our experts are not only knowledgeable about the construction process, but can help guide you towards upgrades that are most important based on your budget and priority. They are also more than happy to advise on colour flow and coordination of styles, based on current and upcoming trends.