Presented by WNBC and LX.TV, OpenHouse New York is an original weekly television series about New York's residential real estate market. Hosted by LX.TV's Sara Gore and George Oliphant, OpenHouse New York features weekly access to distinctive and noteworthy properties in the New York tri-state area. The show presents an intimate view of New Yorkers as they search for, purchase, and improve their dream homes.
On this week’s Floorplan segment, Open House NY host George Oliphant meets with prospective home seller Sasha Tcherevkoff to detail some easy home renovations that will have a huge impact on the sticker price of his home. For anyone on the house hunt, as much as we sometimes don’t want to admit it, small cosmetic differences can greatly influence our opinion of a property. It seems that some buyers would trade 500 square feet for a nicer looking kitchen or bathroom.
With a budget of around $40,000, Sasha “re-did” his kitchen and bathroom by glazing the existing fixtures, buying highest-end products from lower-end retailers like Lowe’s or Home Depot, de-cluttered the apartment with a more minimalist design and lightened the space with a fresh paint job.
Sasha feels the investment in these minor and fairly easy home renovations will directly pay off when it comes time to sell. Watch the video to judge for yourself or see if you can pick up some tips of your own.