Jimmy The Renovator: Summer Renovations

Jimmy The Renovator: Summer Renovations

1. Build a deck or patio. This project not only adds visual interest to the exterior of your home, it also gives you a chance to enjoy your outdoor living space to the fullest. During the spring and summer, patios are spaces for entertaining guests, barbecuing, and leisure time. Whatever your motivation, building a deck or patio will encourage you and your family to get outside and enjoy summer.

2. Install a sprinkler system. On average, homeowners use 50 per cent more water than necessary on their lawns. This increases hydro bills and causes flooding. Automatic lawn sprinkler systems are designed with busy homeowner lifestyles in mind. Installing a sprinkler system allows proper irrigation through timing and even water distribution. Although initial installation can be pricey, you may end up saving money in the long-term.

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Clutter Kills

Clutter Kills

Some people think that the various Hoarders shows are sick and disgusting. While in my experience I’ve never experience Hoarding like that, I have seen it on a small scale. Nothing drives the price of a house down more than a house full of clutter.

I tell all of my clients, yes you can spend thousands of dollars on staging, thousands of dollars on renovations, advertising, an agent, internet company to sell your house, but if you have a lot of clutter that will drive all of the buyers to the next house.

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Upgrades That Impress Buyers

Upgrades That Impress Buyers

Typically when doing a renovation, the cost of renovation does not add the same value to the property. There are a few upgrades that most people will not do because they are tedious but they do add the value of the cost to the house.

1. Crown Moulding: When buyers walk into a house that has crown moulding, it adds prestige to the house. Some types of crown moulding can be pricey, but it definitely increases value in all other aspects of the house.

2. Custom Closets: I rarely have seen custom closets in a house. When I do the impression (more…)

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