Keller Williams Main Line
Janis Peterson
Janis Peterson, RealtorĀ®, GRI, ABR, SRES, CSP


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Home Improvement Projects with High ROI for the Philadelphia Real Estate Market

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Home of the liberty bell and those amazing Philly cheesesteaks. This is a sought-after place to live and one of the best places to make a profit in a growing housing market. If you already have a house here and you are looking to sell, even better. There are plenty of things that you can do in Philadelphia to turn your house over for a great profit. The three top profitable home improvements that you could take advantage of are basement remodels, bathroom renovations, and a kitchen makeover. All you have to do is plan your remodel to bring some youth into the old city of Philadelphia.

Basement remodel

The basement is considered one of the best places to go in Philly to watch any sports games. The only problem is that a lot of them can be out of date. Updating the basement to be the perfect social area can really increase your value and impress anyone that comes in to look at your place. A few ideas would be to water-proof the basement, redo the floors, and paint the walls. If you really want to take things to the next level, consider putting a bar area there. This will appeal to any man’s perfect man cave.

Bathroom renovation

Bathrooms in Philadelphia can be interestingly tough. Since most of them are old, you will get a return on this renovation, but there are a lot of things to look over. Before you get to the cosmetics, you need to look at those pipes. Pipes in Philly that are old will likely be smaller. This means that they will erode and break quicker. Once you get the veins of the restroom done, you can move onto appealing things such as the shower, sink, cabinets, toilet, and the floor. Just keep in mind the budget bathroom options so you can still get a good return when you sell. No matter what, all these things will appeal to the buyer and further increase your ROI.

Kitchen makeover

The kitchen is always one of the main pieces to a home improvement project. If you invest the money, you will be looking at great returns on your investment. Looking for amazing cabinets would be a wonderful way to start. Once you get an idea of what cabinets you want, the rest of the kitchen will fall together like puzzle pieces. If you can’t decide on the color of your appliances, you should look at stainless steel appliances. These always look great in a kitchen. If your kitchen has enough room, consider throwing and island in there. Not only are islands a great place to wash dishes or cook, but they are an amazing spot for guests to enjoy some dinner or drinks and socialize. Find some great marble counter tops to bring everything together and all that will be left is some great accent lighting.
These home improvement projects will take some time and money. However, you will be adding youthful living to a historic piece of Philadelphia. On top of that, you will be getting some serious return on your investments. Just make sure to keep some of that amazing Philly character in each home. Good luck!

Janis Peterson, REALTOR®, GRI, ABR, SRES, CSP
Main Line Homes Luxury Real Estate Agent

Keller Williams Main Line
Suburban Square
6 Coulter Ave 
Ardmore, PA 19003 
Direct: 610-642-3744

Whether you're selling your current home or are looking for your dream home, call us at (610) 642-3744 or e-mail for a free consultation.


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