Remodeling a home can show our sophistication and good taste. We can, and often do
decorate to impress and make a statement about our individual style.
really unique house may only appeal to one person, the person who remodeled it
or built it.
are several problems when a house like this goes to resale.
really expensive finishes and decorating are too individual to work well at
resale. The owner might like orange granite, but no one else does.
costs of certain types of décor can never be recovered at resale. It's
something the owner wanted that no one else wants or will pay for.
house may be over improved for the values in the neighborhood. For example
fashionable granite that has gone into kitchens all over the country. The stuff
costs several thousand dollars to install but houses no longer sell for enough
money to recoup the cost.
Custom paint is a turn off to buyers when houses go to resale. It's ALWAYS the
wrong color. The wrong color, meaning any color that is not neutral, just won't
décor that the owner has spent so much time and money on does not appeal to
buyers. Often it might even turn them off and they run from the property to the
next one. Decorating styles can really be a disadvantage at resale.
Custom houses usually only appeal to the owner/ builder. No one else wants the
floor plan that has all the kids sleeping in a one-room dorm or the workshop in
the bedroom wing. A poorly done remodel can mess up a perfectly good house plan,
can be very difficult to sell a house in an area if it is very different from
the other houses in the neighborhood. In the southeast for example, most buyers
prefer traditional exteriors. A hard contemporary or mid century modern may take
way longer to sell than something more traditional. It's the reason
neighborhoods have architectural review boards. They don't want anything really
you expect to have to resell your home any time in the near future control your
spending. Only spring for the expensive stuff that will move with you when you
go. The house may still represent something important for your personal style without
being so individual you can't sell it. Resale means you want to appeal to as
many buyers as you can so you can sell a house quick.
might be more fun to impress your friends with great food and a feeling of
simple luxury. 5 stars for comfort can trump the most outrageous décor with
your friends and guests. Karen Venier is a Broker Associate at Keller Williams. She is a
part of Carr Peck Group which has been recognized locally and nationally as in
expert in real estate. Locally they are 6th in Denver Metro home
sales out of 5,000 agents and have been recognized by the Wall Street Journal
and Real Trends as one of the top selling agents in America. For more
information feel free to contact heror call 303-908-9584.
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