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Renovations that Really Add Value I t's undeniable: buyers today LOVE updated and/or brand new properties! It seems fewer buyers have an appetite for renovating, and they are paying a premium for properties that already feature the "latest and greatest" finishes and features of home-improvement. So, here's our list of things we are seeing buyers gravitate to on their "wish-list," which might just make your "to-do" list if you're considering an update or renovation to your home: FLOORING You will be amazed at some of the “wood-like” finishes that can be incorporated from the use of low-maintenance ceramics and vinyl planks. WALLPAPER? Yes, outdated or too much wallpaper can really narrow your buyer potential…it may be "back," as it can add an element of fun and personality to a room, but don't overdo it! TILE Subway and decorative wall tiles can add excitement, character, and life into bathrooms and backsplashes And then there is the SHIPLAP of course… we owe thanks to Chip and Joanna Gaines of the hit TV show Fixer Upper for this one. Talk about adding some great character to those dull walls. TECHNOLOGY The smarter the better! Buyers are getting more and more excited about smart home technology, and there are so many new and fun options out there, not all of which overly expensive. COUNTERTOPS Quartz is the new granite and it can really help update a kitchen! If quartz is not in the budget - a quality granite is still a great option to update laminate countertops. BIGGER SHOWERS Make that shower bigger and let the water flow…and there is no need for the jetted tub anymore, but if you want to go with a stand-alone tub, make darn sure you have the space to pull it off. MINIMIZE Do you really want all those bookcas