All the studies tell us that the upgrade with the number one return on investment, is the kitchen. Since we all spend so much time in the kitchen, this totally makes sense. It also is oftentimes one of the largest rooms in the home, next to the living and dining rooms.
So much space will have a visual impact on a visitors perception of your home. Improvements can include a new paint color, a new tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances. Stainless goes with every style; be sure to purchase all of your major appliances with the same finish; refrigerator, stove, dishwasher.
If your kitchen has enough room, why not include an island? These make a great place to prepare food, counter seating for lunches and a place to help the kids with their school work. A lot of storage can be built into the island as well.
Bathroom upgrades are very popular as well. They are a small room so the cost of materials will be less, although if you can keep the fixtures in their same locations you will save a great deal on the plumbing costs of moving water and waste piping. New faucets, sinks and countertops are big winners, as are fully tiled walk in showers. Don’t forget the niche for shampoo in the shower, and a couple of grab bars for added security.