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Individuals selling their homes obviously want to get the highest return possible while avoiding sitting on the ‘for sale’ market for too long. Much like my previously written blogs on how to get the most out of your home sale, this will focus on specific features you can add to increase the likeliness of selling it quicker, and for a higher price. There are a number of additions you can incorporate to your luxury home that tend to appeal to a broader audience, and below are just a few of many.

Outdoor Dining Areas

It almost seems foolish to not have outdoor amenities for Miami-based homes given the ideal climate and year-round temperatures. Many shoppers in the market for a new home will often look for this in the area, so incorporating one if you haven’t already can be extremely valuable. Make this more than just a standard barbecuing hangout, though. Adding features like a refrigerator, counter space with a sink, and an oven creates the appeal of a fully functional kitchen while being surrounded by the great outdoors.

Updated Backsplash and Counters

Speaking of counter space, no kitchen looks more complete than one that utilizes the visual magnetism of granite or quartz countertops, or a tiled backsplash. Adding a backsplash in your kitchen creates a burst of color that draws the eye in. Pair that with a sleek countertop made from granite, marble, or quartz, and your kitchen can embrace the modernism that has swept through Miami in recent years.

Modern Bathroom

A more unique luxurious feature that sellers have been incorporating recently is heated floors within bathrooms. The brief moment of feeling the harsh cold on your feet upon stepping out of the shower is effectively eliminated with this amenity, and though it may seem trivial, Seattle has seen a speed-up in homes sales that included heated floors; something Miami residents could learn from.

Frameless showers are another way to add lavishness to your bathroom. On top of creating a more pleasing aesthetic, there are often less expensive than traditional models, as they do not require metal framing for support. Though the glass itself may be a little pricier, the overall return from this investment is typically positive.

Rustic Design

This may seem counterintuitive when selling a home in the Miami area, but depending on your exact location, the personal taste of the buyer, and a few other factors, giving your home more of a rustic feel can pay off. This can be done in a variety of ways, and rarely requires drastic redesigns. Farmhouse sinks are becoming increasingly popular in today’s homes, as well as barn doors throughout, generally as entryways to bedrooms and bathrooms. As an added bonus, barn doors that operate on tracks save space by not swinging out into the adjacent room.