What Changes the Value of Your Idaho Home?


While you're searching for a new home in Idaho, it's important to be able to identify the things that increase the value of a home. Even if you plan on staying put for a long time, you'll likely want to sell someday, and when that time comes you'll be grateful for the added value to your home. So, what is the feature that adds the most value?

An Updated Kitchen

Kitchens are immensely critical. As your looking through your home buyer's checklist, the kitchen should be right up at the top. Look for a big kitchen with lots of work space, solid surface counters, high-quality flooring, plus new & working appliances.

The good news is that a lot can be done with a kitchen that has limited space. The most important features is that the counters be serviceable and cabinets in good working order. It's a bonus if the kitchen opens up into another room, and if you have a window over the sink.

Modern Bathrooms

Buyers these days are looking for a large bathroom with plenty of space to move around. A spa or whirlpool tub is a big plus, along with a separate shower, double sink, and a separate room for the toilet. It's important to make sure the plumbing and hot water heater are up to the job. The pipes need to be large enough to carry an adequate amount of water and the hot water heater needs to be big enough to accommodate it. Look for a 100 or 150 gallon hot water heater for the best performance.

The Master Bedroom


People are excited about the master suite. Look for something with a walk-in closet, a spacious and well appointed bathroom, and lounging areas. A bedroom with plenty of light and wide open space is highly sought after.

Curb Appeal

As you're house hunting in Idaho, curb appeal is an important factor that can add as much as 5 to 10% to the value of the home. First impressions are everything. The outside of a home can deter a potential buyer from ever stepping foot inside. Mature trees are valuable, along with outdoor space and a garden.

Plenty of Storage

Think oversize garage, attic space and lots of closets. Space is an important aspect of any home to consider, and room for those things we all have, like the lawnmower, lawn care supplies, and bicycles is important.

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