(ARA) - The consensus of opinion among realtors is that there are a few key
improvements that can be done to substantially increase the value of your home
when the time comes to sell it. But why wait to make repairs and enhancements
until you want to sell when the upgrades will improve the quality of your life
Definitely, the prime home improvement projects that increase home resale
value are updating your kitchen and bathrooms. A new full bathroom can increase
the resale value of your home by as much as 130 percent of its cost, while kitchen
renovations can add up to 95 percent of their cost to the value of your home
at resale time. Other "enjoy now and reap the benefits later" improvements
are adding a fireplace, which will add a whopping 160 percent of its cost to
your home's value, or upgrading landscaping and adding a deck, which will increase
resale value by 100 percent of their costs. Don't bother with that swimming
pool, however, unless it is really important to you now, because you will only
get back about 44 percent of its value at resale time.
When updating your kitchen with the focus on enjoying it now, concentrate
on new products that will enhance your daily activities. New appliances such
as refrigerators with ice cube makers and filtered, chilled water on demand,
indoor grills and duel fuel ranges, along with warming drawers and food warming
heat lamps are features you can look for when replacing older, worn out equipment.
Cabinets can be cleaned, painted or re-faced and fashionable new knobs can be
installed. The addition of an island will increase your workspace while new
flooring and countertops will change the entire mood of the kitchen. Now is
the time to retouch or repaint the kitchen if the color is dated or the paint
quality is poor. All this will allow you to enjoy your home more today and,
of course, add to the resale value in the future.
The bath is a room that is increasingly becoming the most enjoyable and luxurious
room in the home. Baths should not only look good, they need to make you feel
good as well. Many new items found in today's bathrooms not only make your day-to-day
living more enjoyable, but can also be energy efficient enhancements. Roomy
showers with multiple fixed and handheld shower heads, steam baths, and whirlpool
tubs operated with continuous hot water on demand are nice. So are towel radiators
that provide extravagant, warm, fluffy towels to pamper you at home just like
you're pampered at the spa.
Warm towels are only part of the equation with Zehnder towel radiators. This
towel radiator is an on-demand radiator, providing even, quiet radiant heat
in an eye-catching design for your bathroom. "Many homeowners use the Zehnder
towel radiator as the sole heat source for their bathroom, or in conjunction
with radiant floor heating or conventional central heat," says Paula Bush
The radiators come with an infrared programmable controller so they can be
pre-programmed to warm the bathroom before you wake up in the morning, or before
you bathe in the evening. To save energy at other times, the radiators can be
programmed to turn off automatically. Towel radiators come in a large variety
of styles and finishes to match the furnishings of any bathroom. The addition
of new sinks combined with unusual stand-alone furniture pieces and flooring
completes your renovated oasis.
Recouping your remodeling investment may not be your goal when you add innovative
furnishings and appliances to your home. But when it comes to resale value,
kitchen and bathroom improvements consistently return the most resale value
and almost always help sell a house.
For more information on Zehnder's towel radiators please call (888) 778-6701
or visit them online at www.zehnderamerica.com.
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