A recent MSN article noted that above just about every other amenity, a buyer wants this one thing in a home. What is it?
An open floorplan!
If you watch HGT
V's real estate programs like House Hunters
or My First Pla
ce, you have no doubt heard this recurring theme.......On the buyer's wish list is typically a house with an "open concept".
What exactly does this mean?
It is a floorplan that has an open view from one public room into the next. That is, there is a clear view from the kitchen into the family room/living room, dining room, etc.
Even in an older home, the open concept" can be achieved, usually by taking down a non-weight bearing wall or part of a wall or by making a cut-out in the wall between rooms.
Unless you are an accomplished DIYer with more than typical home improvement skills, this is a project for a contractor who has a good track record for this kind of inprovement. If you are lucky, the wall that you want to come down will be one with no electrical or plumbing hook-ups hidden within the walls. But this will probably not be the case.
If you are wanting to make this kind of home improvement - or any home improvement - call me. I can refer you to qualified home improvement contractors.
If you are a potential home-buyer....let me know what's on the top of your "must have" list.