We have worked on many projects in our old home. They have included a new kitchen, mudroom, kid’s bedroom, master bath addition, and a new porch to name a few. Every one of them has improved our old home and made it a better place to live. I am occasionally asked by our clients if the addition or renovation we are asked to design will pay for itself when the house is sold. I never can answer that question since I can’t know what the price of real estate will be when they sell their house. What I can say is that I have lived in my old home for over 20 years and have enjoyed the additions we have made every day. If I am lucky, I will live here another 20 years, and all of our renovations will have paid off big time.
I am often asked by realtors I know to give their customers advice regarding the potential of an old home, (as-well-as newer homes), and I always see possibilities. It is understandable that a home buyer whose interests don’t typically include home renovation would need some inspiration. To be honest, many times I am shocked at the before and after improvements that happen when we take on a project. I can’t tell from my first visit to a home where the transformations will lead. What I can say from experience is that the final product will surprise us all.