Joseph Talbot, Real Estate Broker - HOME IMPROVEMENTS THAT IMPROVE VALUES

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A larger primary bedroom with an expanded closet and a bathroom that comes with a dual-head shower or a spray system, are among the most popular expansions that homeowners are now choosing. Expanding your bedroom to add a bathroom will bring a good ROI because it gives the buyer the sense of the general area being brand new. Buyers will be willing to pay more if a house has completely remodelled or expanded areas that include that sense of newness. Turning your bedroom into a livable master suite decked out with a larger closet and a beautiful bathroom is a great way to catch a buyer's eye, close a deal quickly, and sell your home for more.

THE COST OF REMODELING AND EXP G AND EXPANDING

Increasing square footage in your home by adding a new room can be an incredibly expensive project. Although you may recoup some of your investment — anywhere from 50%-83% — the costs of this project can quickly spin wildly out of control. Just turn on any home remodeling TV show; projects that begin off with a budget of 10's of thousands quickly spiral into $100,000 or more when homeowners and contractors run into unexpected issues. Make sure to have a buffer when budgeting for additions, as prices of building materials fluctuate. Rather than adding whole new areas, reinvent the existing space in your home to save money. For example, finish a basement, or convert the attic to a bedroom. Many homeowners can also add small apartments in, or over, their garages.

When it comes to remodeling and expanding your bedroom,

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