I don’t know about you, but our house has been an ongoing makeover project for the twelve years we’ve lived there. We’ve redone our yard, adding a courtyard and two fountains, replastered the pool and spa while adding rotating color wheel lights to both and cut back our deck by 50% so that our patio and the backside of our house gets more light. Inside we’ve knocked out the wall between the breakfast area and the family room, really opening up that space in the process. We took down the rock fireplace facade and put tile in its place. The floors were changed out to tile downstairs and we added can lights to our kitchen.
Still to go? We need to re-do the kitchen with new cabinets, counters and appliances. Upstairs we need to remodel our master bedroom by removing one of our two closets, scraping the acoustic spray off of the ceiling and installing new flooring, preferably wood. Our master bathroom and the hall bathroom both need updating, too.
How to pay for it? Several ways. Set aside money from each closing and paycheck until we have the funds. Look to barter with trades people. Allow our home to be used as a location site for film or television shows. And as a L-O-N-G SHOT, win the HGTV $100,000 Home Makeover. If you are feeling lucky, click here to enter the sweepstakes. I love it that HGTV is calling it the “Don’t Hate, Renovate” Contest. Before you spend unnecessary money renovating, call me for a free analysis on what are the absolute best money makers for your home like one of our Chatsworth homeowners recently did. In just three days on the market, I have procured two offers for this seller.