need ideas for updating a 35 year old cape style house.
cynthra
November 10, 2012 in Design Dilemma
The kitchen is OK but there is no mudroom/laundry, no first floor master and the ceilings are low ((7.8)
What are the most important feature buyer are looking for today?
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high ceilings and open concept layouts
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Natalie
Open and airy spaces. If you can remove non-load bearing walls do so. Keeping your color palette neutral (grays/taupes/cream) throughout and ample lighting will give the illusion of more space. Definitely invest in good materials and top line appliances for the kitchen as that one room can make or break a sale. Good Luck!
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Here's a pretty comprehensive list generated from a previous discussion...everything from practical "must haves" to frivolous "love to haves". http://www.houzz.com/discussions/84124/Building-a-custom-home-----Any--must--haves-cool--- Most of the professional recommend this as a starting point.
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