Although it may be true that Washington, DC is a transient town where people come and go, potential homebuyers who are looking to stay for a while want homes with up-to-date amenities, spacious rooms, and ample storage. If you’re thinking of which renovation projects to tackle this year, you may want to start with the storage areas of your home.
When you own a house, unless you intend to be there forever, you’ll want to engage in renovation projects that increase its value. That means undertaking projects with a high return on investment. The less work, the lower cost, and the biggest splash is the combination you for which you should be hoping.
Closet America is here to help. We specialize in custom home renovation projects that are easy, fast, made for your house, and help increase the value of your home. We work with you to make your house more livable and enjoyable for you and more appealing to potential buyers when you’re ready to sell.
The Top Four Renovation Projects in DC for Selling Your House
Not all renovation projects are created equal. Some are too little to make a difference; some are so expensive that you have to live in the house for decades to make it financially worth it. There are even some projects that make sense from a financial perspective but aren’t what you want from a house. When doing a renovation, you want to make sure it meets the following criteria:
It won’t destroy your budget
It will make the house appealing to future residents
It will make your house more pleasant for you while you live there
With those in mind, here are four of our favorite renovations, guaranteed to impress homebuyers in DC.
A master closet has moved away from the realm of “nice addition” into an essential feature of a modern home. A large, walk-in closet is ideal for that amount of clothing needed in a town like DC, from formal attire to business casual to night-on-the-town to sporting event. Any house without one will be looked at skeptically; any house with one will be judged favorably.
It’s imperative to have a master closet that actually fits your space, and is precisely measured to maximize both functionality and style. An ideal master closet isn’t just an empty space in which you throw things: it is a carefully-designed storage system that makes your life (and the life of a potential buyer) easier, every day.
A custom designed master closet from Closet America could feature:
Counter and storage space created by islands and peninsulas
Adjustable shoe shelves
Hideaway ironing boards
Slide-out belt and tie racks
Just like a closet is a necessity for a modern bedroom, a spacious pantry is needed for a modern kitchen. After all, where else would you store your food essentials and kitchen necessities?
Your storage shouldn’t be limited by a small pantry. Upgrade to a custom walk-in pantry by Closet America that would feature:
Floor-to-ceiling Lazy Susans to maximize storage space
Sliding chrome baskets and bottle racks
Sturdy, customized, and adjustable shelving
Drawers for linens, towels, and other goods
Hooks for all your hanging needs
Your garage can be more than a shelter for your vehicle. It can be a great place to store seasonal items that allow you to keep your house decluttered...as long as you can keep your garage decluttered.
A garage storage system is a way to store all your household and automotive repair items in a neat, intuitive, out-of-the-way manner, while often giving you the room to store other household goods. It’s a way to have your tools handy and accessible while leaving space for your car.
A Closet America custom garage storage system features:
Heavy-duty, adjustable steel shelves that can hold up to 300 pounds
DC can be a great place to raise a family; excellent schools, endless public spaces, great museums, and more combine to make it a one-of-a-kind place. But you might not be able to take advantage of everything the city has to offer if you’re spending every weekend trying to get your children to clean their room. With a custom reach-in closet—designed especially for your children— you won’t have to.
A Closet America reach-in closet is designed to maximize even the smallest space. Some of its best features include:
Built-in hampers (so dirty clothes don’t get all over the floor)
Adjustable shoe shelves (since they’ll be outgrowing existing shoes with stunning rapidity)
Valet rods (so tomorrow’s outfit stays neat)
Adjustable shelves (perfect for all manner of clothing, toys, and books)
Have Your Renovation Projects Done Right
Now that you know which renovation projects to tackle next season, the question, of course, is how to make sure that your project is done right. After all, if a renovation costs too much, fits poorly, or fails to get the job done, or all of the above, then it was really no good for you.
With Closet America, it will be done right the first time. That’s due to our award-winning, customer-centric four-part process:
Design. A free consultation produces a precise 3D model of a custom-designed closet and storage system based on exact space measurements and a discussion of your needs.
Production. Based on those measurements and custom design, your furniture is made in our local factory, with hand-finished goods made exclusively for your room.
Installation. Our installers get it done quickly, usually in less than a day. We work around your schedule, and show up when we say we will.
Follow-up. We make sure you’re satisfied.
Even if you don’t plan on selling your home any time soon these renovation projects will make your home more comfortable for the entire family. And when you do decide to sell, they’ll be less to do when it’s time to place your newly renovated home on the market.
DC might have a reputation for being transient, but our commitment to you is permanent. Schedule a free design consultation with us today!