You’ve got the right idea. Even though we should do renovations that make us happy, it’s wise to think about the Tampa market if you decide to sell at some point in the future. Consider these features home buyers want most when you plan your big remodel.

Open Floor Plans

Open floor plans have been popular for a while, but it’s really the kitchen that makes a big difference to buyers. They want the kitchen to open up into a living space to create a great room or family room. Buyers don’t want to be closed off from the rest of the house or the family, especially in the kitchen.

More Storage

Who doesn’t want more storage, right? Buyers are looking for walk-in closets in the bedrooms, linen closets in the bathroom, and walk-in pantries. But that’s not all they want. Laundry rooms, mud rooms, and garages with storage space are all high on buyers’ lists, too.

Modern Kitchens

The modern kitchen includes several features that are possible for even a basic home renovation. Buyers want granite or quartz counter tops, large floor tiles or hardwood, and modern back-splashes. Matte appliances are also trending right now so if you’re in the market to upgrade, it’s something to consider.

Outdoor Living Space

If you’ve got a boring patio or a backyard you’ve been neglecting, now is the time do something with it. Buyers want patios, porches, and balconies that add extra “living” space to their home. Outdoor kitchens are also becoming more popular. 

Energy Efficient and Eco-Friendly

The more energy-efficient you can make your home, the better. Younger buyers care a great deal about how green their home is, but all buyers want to save money on energy costs. Energy Star appliances, windows and smart thermostats are just the start. Adding solar panels or making your home solar ready are also big draws for buyers.

When you get ready to make improvements and upgrades to your home, keep these things in mind, especially if you expect you’ll be listing your Tampa Bay home in the near future.

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