Curb Appeal Is a Big Deal in Today’s Real Estate Market
When the time comes to sell your home, you’ll quickly discover that first impressions are everything. If your home has good curb appeal, it has a better chance of selling at top asking price in today’s high-demand real estate market. Curb appeal updates can significantly improve your home’s value and enhance its marketability.
Real estate agents will tell you that spending money on exterior remodeling is a smart decision. Current trends and data show that outdoor home projects deliver some of the best returns on investment. For example, garage door replacement and stone veneer installation both provide very high ROI – 95% or more in certain markets.
Updating old siding, touching up paint, and adding new landscaping are great starter projects. But if you really want to impress potential buyers, you should consider replacing sections of siding with stone veneer accents. Buyers love the look of stone and appreciate its timeless style. Casa di Sassi has beautifully crafted stone veneers that closely resemble genuine stone. Plus, our stone is easier to install for contractors, and it’s more budget friendly for you.
Backyard Updates Enhance Curb Appeal
Curb appeal obviously applies to the front of your house, since that’s what visitors typically see first when they arrive at your home. Many people don’t realize curb appeal also continues to outdoor spaces along the sides and back of your property. Even though your front porch and entryway look new and amazing, buyers will lose interest if the backyard appears outdated and neglected.
When planning your home’s exterior renovations, make sure you include the spaces behind your home, too – the backyard, deck, patio, etc. All these spaces contribute to your home’s overall value and market appeal. If you are installing stone veneer to the front of your home, thoughtful designers will recommend continuing the stonework to patio walls, backyard fences, outdoor kitchens, walkways and other areas where it coordinates well and makes sense.
A fully functional outdoor kitchen is at the top of many home buyers’ wish lists. Whether your current space has room for just a grill, or can fit a full bar, pizza oven and more, all outdoor cooking and dining spaces benefit from a stone facelift. And if it’s done right, your home’s outdoor kitchen can be a major selling feature.
For an easy and affordable update, simply surround your grill and prep area with a customized stone facade. If you have an outdoor bar, a current trend is installing stone veneer to the front of the bar itself, or applying it to a back or side accent wall.
Of all the backyard spaces that gain value from a stone upgrade, the patio remains the most popular area for many reasons. Today’s home buyers want ample space indoors, but also demand outdoor living areas like patios and decks to be spacious, cozy and stylish.
A patio with stone elements in its design pays tribute to old-world style and will look elegant and inviting for years to come. Our manufactured stone products are made to last, require minimal maintenance, and can withstand extreme shifts in temperature. Want to install an outdoor fireplace? Our stone veneer is the perfect material to finish it off since it’s highly resistant to heat.
Indoor Remodeling Tips
So you’ve decided to enhance your home’s curb appeal with Casa di Sassi stone veneers and accessories. Why stop there? Continue the stone makeover indoors and watch your home’s value rise even more. Once again, you’ll see a great return on investment when you decide to sell your home in the future.
Real estate agents can confirm that a remodeled basement with functional living space is another top wish list item for a lot of home buyers. One way to make your basement stand out is by installing stone veneer accents. Recreate the atmosphere of a cozy lodge with a stone accent wall to serve as the backdrop for your entertainment area or bar, or create a romantic wine cellar with stone veneer. It will be well worth the investment once you put your home on the market.
Main floor living spaces also reap major rewards after seemingly simple stone updates. A trend that’s here to stay is the increasingly popular stone accent wall. Transforming a plain, ordinary wall into a stone conversation piece is a proven technique that attracts more potential home buyers – perfect for adding visual appeal and character to the living room, dining room, or kitchen. Another timeless interior feature is creating an eye-catching fireplace surround with the addition of stone veneer.
Ready to start remodeling, but concerned about return on investment? You can be assured that Casa di Sassi stone veneers will be worth the initial cost. Our high quality stone products add significant value to your home – both indoors and out. When it comes to exterior curb appeal and ROI, almost nothing beats the installation of stone veneer. Smart home buyers recognize stone’s timeless appeal and seek it out when shopping for their next home. This is why savvy homeowners choose to include stone in their remodeling projects.
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