I have bathroom envy. There, I said it!
My neighbor recently called me and said to stop by her house to see her new bathroom. Being the good neighbor that I am, I ran down the street to see it. I was amazed. Her bathroom had all of the latest updates and shined with newness.
Call me crazy, but new tile, new sinks and a rainfall shower head with changing colors makes me giddy.
I have been wanting to update my master bathroom for a long time. I know that updating kitchens and bathrooms will bring you the best return for your investment in a home.
When my Father retired from the military, he and my Mom decided to sell real estate. I remember sitting at the kitchen table eating dinner and listening to them talk about mortgages, open houses, home updates and more. I learned a lot about real estate during those years..
Many years later, my partner and I began moving because of job promotions. I remembered everything that I heard my parents say at the kitchen table. I knew the most important things I could do to make my home appealing to buyers was to make sure the wall colors were up to date and to update the kitchen and bathroom.
We purchased this house when it was about 20 years old. We knew changes had to me made. The bones were good, but updates needed to happen.
This is the kitchen as it was when we purchased the house. We have since painted the walls and updated the fixtures. My dream is to have new flooring and new cabinets. I envision a farmhouse kitchen.
I know kitchen and bathroom renovations can be expensive but there are ways to turn my dream bathroom or kitchen into a reality. I can reach out to Capital One to help me choose the right option for my situation.
While my bathroom is not horrible, it is outdated. Since I know this is not my forever home, I know that it is smart to begin to update the rooms in my home that will make me the most money when I sell.
One of my resolutions for 2017 is to contact Capital One and find out how I can get my dream bathroom. I know that I can get a customized rate offer and estimated loan amount with no impact to my credit score.
Many homeowners, myself included, have a home renovation plan in their heads. Here in the D.C. area, over 45% of homeowners plan to renovate their homes. We are among them. Did you realize you can take a loan out on your home to finance the improvements you want to make?
I will be doing some shopping and planning for my “new” bathroom. I will also be visiting Capital One Home Equity to get the loan process started. Watch for photos of my new bathroom!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.