What Features Will Home Buyers Pay Extra For?

Recently, USA Today posted an article “11 Home Features Buyers Will Pay Extra For”.   These features can give new life to an existing house, increase the value of your home and can become great features if you choose to market your home for sale.  We know that not all of these features can be a reality in every home, but Cortese Construction Services has skilled and highly trained crew members that makes any of these remarkable amenities are a part of your next home remodeling project in Buffalo NY.  Below you will find these Top 11 features and learn how we can help you remodel each and every room of your house!

11. One or more fireplaces

A fireplace installation will add the perfect touch of warmth to your home! A fireplace is a timeless focal point that creates a warm space for families to gather during our cold Buffalo winters. A fireplace adds a cozy feel and a bit of charm and sophistication to any room in your home (bear skin rug not included.) 

10: Eat-in kitchen

More people are choosing an open layout for their home, one where the kitchen is overlooking the family room. Whether you’re hosting a party or just bringing the family together for dinner, the kitchen tends to be where everyone congregates, so why not have as much space as possible? With an open layout you can watch TV from the kitchen, watch the kids while you’re cooking dinner, or enjoy the ambiance of the fireplace from virtually any room! Cortese Construction’s kitchen remodeling services can help you maximize your kitchen space while keeping luxury & efficiency in mind.

9. Home is less than 5 years old

A new home is certainly worth the price, but sometimes nothing beats a Victorian home with updated features. Take the Lincoln Park homes in North Buffalo for example, they all exemplify beauty, but inside, the homes are transformed into works of art. While Cortese cannot change the age of your home, we can ensure that the interior of your homes kitchen, bathrooms, basement and bedrooms are modern and inviting.

8. Stainless Steel Appliances

A kitchen simply is not complete unless the fridge, microwave, dishwasher & stove have been updated to stainless steel. These durable and stylish appliances are an attractive feature in any home and can be complimented with Bella Cucina custom cabinets and Cambria countertops from Cortese.

7. Kitchen Island

This feature not only adds some flare to your kitchen, but also adds a great deal of functionality and even storage. Kitchen islands are ideal when entertaining, add extra space while cooking, and can even provide space for a wine fridge or bar seating.  Our kitchen remodeling services are perfect for an addition such as a kitchen island.

6. Ensuite Master Bath

Your master bathroom should be a place of peace and tranquility. At the end of a long day there is nothing better than a hot bath or a relaxing shower in a rain shower. While your bathroom should be a place to escape, it should also be functional. Whether you choose dual sinks or a closed off toilet room, Cortese can remodel your bathroom to be the bathroom of your dreams.

5. Hardwood Floors

Much like kitchen islands and stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors add a touch of luxury to your home. They are ideal for keeping a clean house and you won’t have to have carpet worries like staining or discoloration. Consider hardwood floors during your home remodel and instantly add value and style to your home.

4. Solid Surface Countertops

At Cortese, we take pride in using Cambria Quartz Countertops, which are more durable and stronger than granite while showcasing luxuriousness and beauty. Countertops of this quality are unparallel to the look of Formica or laminate countertops. Click here to take a closer look at the benefits of Cambria Quartz. Cambria Quartz is family owned and operated, just like Cortese, and made in the U.S.A.

3. Walk-In Closet in Master Bedroom

Rarely seen but always used, closets are vital in keeping your home and family organized.  Walk-in closets provide the optimal space to keep your clothes, shoes and accessories organized.   We can remodel your existing closet or create a new one in your home utilizing unused space. Let us help you build the closet of your dreams!

2. New Kitchen Appliances

Sometimes a new kitchen means new appliances.  Whether it’s stainless steel appliances, standard models or more modern appliances like wine coolers, we’ll help you customize your kitchen around the appliances you want. Our design service can help you maximize your appliance color choices to best match your brand new kitchen to create the perfect space for cooking, entertaining and family gatherings.

1. Central Air Conditioning

While we don’t always feel the heat enough in Buffalo, many homeowners like the comfort and consistency of central heating and air.   We work with Western New York’s best heating and cool specialist to ensure that your new space is comfortable year round. 


So there you have it, a complete list of what the average homeowner looks for when buying a new house. If the home you buy is missing one of these features, don’t fret, Cortese Construction Services has got you covered!

Source: USA Today

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