As a homeowner, you always want to increase value to your home – especially if you’re looking to sell it in the coming months. One way to do this is by upgrading your appliances, especially if your current models are ten years or older.
Nobody wants to buy a home with dated, unsanitary, or malfunctioning appliances. Make your home more comfortable and appealing to potential home buyers and their families by simply replacing a few essential appliances around your home. So, which appliances are the ones that add the most value?
While there may be some debate on which appliances are the most important to upgrade during pre-listing home improvements, we’ve compiled a list of the top four appliance upgrades that add value to homes.
Our recommendations are based on the latest findings from our clients’ best investment returns and the current data from 2022 reports, like Fixr’s appliance guide.
The top 4 appliance upgrades for home sellers
Be savvy about your pre-listing home improvements with enhancements to these four household appliances. Drum roll, please!
Make your kitchen cooler with a new fridge. It can also make your kitchen more functional and comfortable, and let’s face it: older refrigerators don’t pass the vibe check. The aesthetic value alone will increase buyers’ interest, but if you have an older fridge, it’s almost certainly not as efficient as newer models. More electricity consumption translates to higher energy bills, and who wants that? Newer refrigerators also have features that you may not be able to find on an older model, from touch screen controls to innovative design and internal organization, state-of-the-art water, and ice dispensers and filtration, smartphone capabilities, and so much more. You’ll likely pay around $2,000 for a sparkly, new refrigerator unit.
A new stove cooking range illustrates the modernity of your kitchen and shows that your home is up to date. The latest stoves are visually appealing and sleek, equipped with all the latest bells and whistles. Trendy features include “smooth top” electric surfaces, self-cleaning oven options, and convection oven cooking settings. An excellent cooking range will speak to the heart of anyone who loves cooking or entertaining. Expect to pay approximately $1200 for an upgraded stove.
If your current dishwasher is leaky, noisy, or moldy, it’s time to upgrade, or your home simply won’t entice prospective buyers as effectively. These days, dishwashers can add value to kitchens with enhancements that reduce noise, allow for remote operation, increase energy efficiency, and come with warranties. The average cost of a new dishwasher is between $400 to $800, with an additional $150 to $300 for installation labor, though some companies offer this service free with a new purchase.
From front loading to top loading machines, the latest washers and dryers are eco-friendly and tech-savvy! Some of the impressive features on the market today include settings that reduce allergens and thoroughly sanitize laundry and dryers that can fully dry items in just 23 short minutes. Easily demonstrate how convenient and enjoyable it is to live in your new home with new laundry appliances that are quiet, energy-efficient, beautiful, and functional! Replacing your washer and dryer units ranges from $500 to $4,000, depending on how much you plan to scale up your upgrades.
Upgrading home appliances before you sell your home
There are a few essential qualities that all of your home appliance upgrades should possess when you’d like to increase your overall home value. Those traits include energy efficiency, aesthetics, and functionality. In addition, make sure your home has a cohesive look with upgrades that look the same (i.e., they’re the same brand, matching colors, and/or made from uniform materials like stainless steel). Follow these golden rules to ensure a fantastic first impression on prospective home buyers in your area and a listing that generates buzz.
Upgrade appliances and your home repair laundry list with Curbio
Whoever said, “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it,” clearly hasn’t sold their home at top dollar. If it isn’t broken, your home may need a refresh to maximize profits and sell it quickly. Curbio is the leading solution for pre-listing home improvements, with a fix-now-pay-once-you-sell model that empowers every homeowner to reach their highest selling potential. Our end-to-end service is stress-free, expertly managed, and quick to enlist.
From appliance upgrades to everything else on your home improvement laundry list, Curbio will make your listing move. Get a free, same-day estimate: start here!
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