Home Improvement Consultation Helps Sell Real Estate

Home Improvements that Sell Real Estate

We received a call from one of our previous clients. She informed us that her husband had accepted a job in Florida, and it was time to put her McHenry, Illinois family home up for sale. She needed help determining current home improvements that sell real estate. Our client was very excited about her future.  But, because the real estate market is super competitive, she was concerned that her home would not sell quickly.  Like many in Northern Illinois, she and her husband had put off home improvement projects.  Because of this, the house was in need of some very important maintenance and updating.  Another issue was that their budget was limited.  She needed help determining which projects to complete that would give her the most “bang for her buck”.  In addition, she needed the work managed so she could travel between Illinois and Florida. We scheduled a Home Improvement Consultation for her.

Homes that Sell Quickly are Up to Date

This type of challenge is not uncommon.  In Northern Illinois, the real estate market has been slow to recover.  Because of this, many homeowners have delayed investing in their properties. Home renovations in this situation can be difficult because people have limited funds. We understand the problem. Most people don’t want to spend a lot of money on a house they are selling.  But, the truth is, homes that sell quickly are up to date and ready to move in.  

Research had proven that this home was in a neighborhood that was not selling.  Because of this, the customer needed to invest in their property to accomplish a quick sale. We provide Home Improvement Consultation that is specifically geared towards clients who are preparing to sell their real estate. With the sellers budget in mind, we advise on the best ways to improve their home for a quick sell.

Master Bathroom Renovation | McHenry Illinois

Increase the Functional & Aesthetic Value

The goal of this project was to increase the functional and aesthetic value of the house ASAP.  With that in mind, a design plan was created to accommodate those needs and ear mark priorities for the client that made sense for the quick sale of their home.  The master bathroom was one of these priorities.

Establish a Reasonable Budget

First, we needed to establish a reasonable budget for the bathroom renovation.  Next, we devised a design plan, along with the necessary plumbing and tile materials to fit within that bathroom budget.

Bathroom Renovation Selections Included:
  • Large scale porcelain tile for the floor
  • Faux marble porcelain tile for the shower
  • Granite counter tops
  • New Soaker Tub
  • Chrome plumbing fixtures
  • Dark Wood Cabinetry
  • Chrome Cabinet Hardware
  • Glass Shower Doors
  • Updated Neutral Gray Color Palette
  • Abstract, Spa Beach Style Framed Art
After completing the list of home improvement priorities that we determined would best sell the property, the home was listed For Sale with a Realtor.

We are pleased to announce that this home SOLD within 1 Month!!

Providing Renovation Consultation since 1991
Serving Chicago IL, Phoenix AZ and their surrounding communities.

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Customer Testimonial:

“Dennis Frankowski is a fabulous interior designer. I called him this year to help us figure out what to do to get our house ready to sell. Dennis has provided interior design services to us for many years, so I knew he would be the best person to help. He helped us plan a master bathroom redo that was both really pretty and functional but also quite affordable. Before the renovation, our bathroom was an eyesore, and we didn’t want it to detract from the overall appeal of our home. Dennis managed the entire project from beginning to end, which definitely reduced my stress. He was often on-site to make sure the project moved ahead smoothly. Dennis not only has a great sense of color, style and function, but he is easy to work with. He listens carefully and patiently explains every step of the process. He treats everyone with respect.” 
Linda, W.  McHenry IL

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