With the summer season officially in full swing, the cottage country is once again at its most busy time.
With a high demand for summer fun, lasting memories, and getting away from it all, it’s no surprise why houses for sale in Huntsville see such a rise in interest during this time.
However, while buyers are looking for simplicity and are likely willing to accept more rustic-style homes and cottages, those with interior problems and dated décor may not be the ones making the top of the bidding war listings. If you’re looking to update your cottage for resale, here are a few updates to consider making.
Prioritize Unseen Problems
One of the most important things you can do when making renovations to your cottage is to make sure it’s functional above all else. Before you start worrying about paint colours and open concepts, take a closer look into important issues first.
Common issues at the cottage can be:
- Missing or damaged roof shingles
- Mould behind surfaces like walls, counters, or showers
- Inadequate window and door sealants
- Structural issues
- Pest problems
Additionally, plumbing issues can be a very big concern when it comes to cottage-goers, so ensuring that all septic and plumbing-related items are functional to ensure your cottage remains its best possible investment.
Freshen up the Space
While it is uncommon to find somebody who is looking to buy an ultra-modern cottage with the most up-to-date interiors, that doesn’t mean you should let your cottage fall into far-out-date décor that makes a cottage feel noticeably dated.
There are some easy things you can do to modernize and freshen up your cottage without making a single renovation.
Great examples of ways to modernize your interior design can include putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls or swapping out hardware like doorknobs, cupboard handles, and light fixtures.
Updating décor items such as area rugs, vases, paintings, and furniture pieces, can all help to make a massive difference to your space as well.
Prioritize the Kitchen
Kitchens are among the most important things to renovate in a cottage, as is true for practically any real estate property. Kitchens should be both aesthetically pleasing and functional. Even little improvements can increase the property’s worth keeping your family, friends, or paying guests satisfied.
Additionally, a kitchen remodel doesn’t necessarily include a total teardown. Investing in new kitchen appliances is a terrific way to update the room without having to do any costly modifications.
Cottages are all about the outdoors, whether yours is on the river or tucked away in the trees. Consider including areas for cooking, relaxing in the sun, reading in the shade, dining, playing, or whatever else you want to do at the cottage, depending on the extent of the space you have available. Creating a fantastic outdoor area will be one of your best cabin improvement investments. This can include landscaping, fixing up your deck and patio, and giving your cottage an exterior touch-up.