Whether you’re looking to improve your property to make it more comfortable for you and your family, or revamping it with the goal of selling it, renovations will add value to the space. Remodelling certain rooms, such as the kitchen or bathroom, can be expensive, but the probability of seeing a return on your investment upon the sale is highly likely. There are also other, more economical ways to increase the worth of your home.
Revive the Facade
It doesn’t matter how amazing your home is inside; if the facade is neglected, prospective buyers are likely to take their money elsewhere. After all, it is true that first impressions last.
Give the front of your home a new lease on life by repainting it. Don’t forget the front door! It too will benefit from a splash of colour. If your window sills are made from timber, sand them down and stain them. Also, ensure that all the windows are clean.
You might not think so, but a well-kept front garden can increase the value of your property significantly. We recommend that you mow the lawn, prune the shrubs, and trim the edges before any open house events. A manicured garden will have a positive impact on your property and will add to the curb appeal of your neighbourhood as a whole.
Another way to increase your garden’s charm is to add an outbuilding that can serve more than one purpose. These structures vary in size; from small storage sheds, to medium cabins, to even larger summer houses. Companies that supply such structures often sell standard models, but will manufacture customised designs at a client’s request. Imagine sitting inside your garden house on a comfortable armchair, with the door open, admiring the beautiful blossoms, butterflies and birds. It sounds idyllic, right?
Increase Natural Light
A room filled with sunlight will always induce a feeling of welcome and warmth to anyone who enters. It also creates the illusion that a space is larger than it truly is. Installing a skylight is an inexpensive way to bring more natural light into the home. It also increases the space from an aesthetic point of view.
If your home has ‘green’ features, such as solar panels or energy-saving appliances, it will certainly be more attractive to buyers than properties without such qualities. Installing these devices may be a substantial capital outlay, but they will increase the value of your home, and decrease your utility account.
Secure the Space
Installing an alarm system will also add to the value of your home. While you are still living in the house, it will give you peace of mind, and you may even be able to save some money by checking if your insurance premium can be reduced.
Adding more market value to your property may cost you some money, but in the long run, you will reap the rewards!