10 Features That Are Statistically Proven to Up Your Home’s Resale Value
We love farmhouse style for its character and casual charm. But according to a new survey from realestate.com, a handful of farmhouse mascots can actually help you sell your home for well above asking price. (Like, 25 percent above asking or more!) We cherry-picked ten approachable reno projects that deliver on fresh style and—apparently—major ROI.
Claw-foot tubs (+29 percent)
We know, we would have guessed a soaker tub, too—but apparently the elegance of an old-school claw foot can literally make a sale.
Farmhouse sinks (+26 percent)
Porcelain, apron-front sinks are a splurge kitchen choice for sure—but apparently they pay you back big-time in the long run.
Exposed beams (+26 percent)
Paging Joanna: Warm, rustic wooden beams and rafters are still a highly prized architectural feature.
Wainscott (+26 percent)
Simple wood wall cladding adds tons of character, and it doesn’t cost much to implement. (An easy win, if you ask us!)
Pergola (+25 percent)
Elevated outdoor entertaining spaces are hugely covetable, of course. But today’s home buyer seems to be asking: What’s a patio without a shady pergola to define it?
Mudroom (+24 percent)
This function-first room has become an absolute necessity for young families.
Quartz (+23 percent)
Hard-wearing, low maintenance and less expensive than most options, quartz counters are the new gold standard in kitchen design.
Shaker cabinets (+23 percent)
Aka beveled cabinet fronts that bring to mind kitchens of yore. (But like, make it 2019 with chic hardware and soft close everything.)
Hardwoods (+22 percent)
Talk about an investment that appreciates: True hardwood flooring only gets better with age and never go out of style.
Picket Fence (+21 percent)
The American dream sells houses, baby.
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