Inside the Renovations That Boosted a Lakeside Idaho Home to a $1.8 Million Listing Price

The recent video explores the comprehensive renovations behind a home in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, which contributed to its $1.8 million listing price. Highlighting the strategic changes made by the renovators, including moving the front door to shift the address for a higher market value, the video delves into the renovations that transformed the property. Through interviews and analysis, it discusses the importance of kitchen upgrades, the addition of features like a marble shower and double vanities in bathrooms, and structural changes that significantly increased the home’s value. It also touches on market dynamics, such as the influx of buyers from California, that have influenced local real estate prices.

  • The property is located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, a competitive market for second homes and vacation Airbnbs.
  • Renovations included moving the front door to change the address, significantly impacting the listing price.
  • The house features an open floor plan, four bedrooms, three and a half baths, and over 3,200 square feet of living space.
  • 71% of consumers would pay a premium for a kitchen upgrade, with focus on appliance brands and modern features like soft-close cabinets.
  • Bedroom upgrades focused on windows and closet space, although the primary bedroom’s closets were deemed insufficient for expansion.
  • The bathroom renovations included a marble shower, standalone tub, and double vanities, considered essential in the market.
  • Structural changes, such as lowering the basement floor to create more living space and adding an egress window, significantly added to the property’s value.
  • Investments in non-cosmetic improvements like a tankless water heater contributed to the property’s appeal by offering long-term utility savings.
  • Smart home features did not add to the listing price but made the home more marketable.
  • Renovations aimed to appeal to a broad audience, ensuring that design choices were neutral and focused on maximizing square footage.
  • Market conditions in Idaho, influenced by an influx of buyers from California, have seen home prices rise by over 15%.
  • The ultimate value of a property is significantly determined by its location, with the land itself appreciating over time.

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