Let’s get this straight. The best way to increase value for your home is to make it more attractive. You can all agree with me that the moment you see a beautiful house, you do not immediately think about how strong or safe it is. Apart from having a strong and durable home, you need to pay attention to the beauty of your house if you want to add value to it. Maybe you look forward to selling it or you just want to live in a home that is worth living in. Here we bring you five things you could do to add value to your home.
The first and most obvious thing to do is to make it attractive. The more beautiful and elegant your house looks, the more value attached to it. No one is going to give good value to your house if it does not please them physically. An admirable house is the first thing that adds value to your home. So first make sure it looks stunning. You can do this by removing unwanted elements and renovating where necessary. You can paint in case the paint is old or worn out, replace the roof, generally give it a fresh look.
A beautiful house goes hand in hand with a dazzling compound. Yes, this can be done by doing the usual paving or you can add a twist to it by landscaping. Landscaping is probably the best and easiest, most affordable way to increase your home value. Believe it or not, healthy trees, blooming flowers or plants and neatly trimmed lawns make a house prettier and also add a natural feel to it. You can do this by strategically planting native trees and shrubs. You can even add flowers to give it a more alluring look. Landscaping gives your compound a real beautiful and natural look, adding value to your home.
Once the exterior looks good, you now need to go to the inside. You don’t want to blow people’s minds off when they look at your house only to get disappointed when they get on the inside. Now when you come to the inside, there are specific areas you can focus on. Yes, you need to have a good living room, beautiful walls and floor, but you need to agree with me on this; a beautiful kitchen and bathroom make the place even more exquisite.
For the greatest return on your investment, you need to focus on these two areas in your bid to add value to your home. For the kitchen you can start by replacing old appliances with new, and making sure all appliances match if possible. You can reface or replace outdated cabinets, as well as revive old flooring with newer tile or vinyl options. With bathrooms, you may not do much, you can just renovate the inexpensive elements like the toilet, the floor, and other fixtures to get the pleasing looking you want without exactly draining your pockets.
Now that we have a beautiful house with good bathrooms and a kitchen, we need to make sure the home is efficient and requires low maintenance. What would it feel like to have a very beautiful car that is very high on fuel consumption, requires maintenance and repairs almost every week and is really expensive to maintain. You would hate it right? Now let’s imagine the same with the home.
What if it was a very beautiful house, good bathrooms and kitchen, very nice compound, generally everything is perfect but you have to replace major components of the house like the water heater, the air conditioner or even the roof! This would be a nightmare! Okay let’s imagine you do not have to replace major components but you have an easily stained carpet or very poor lighting and aeration in that you need extra appliances to help you deal with the weather conditions of your area. To minimize this, you could consider double-paned windows, enhanced attic insulation, LED lighting and efficient appliances as a way to increase your home value. If you’re willing to go bigger, you may put solar panels on the roof. As you add value to your home, consider the durability and quality of the materials that you are using as well as the appliances you install.
Another way to add value to your home is to make it bigger. Square footage has a huge impact on value! Bigger homes often command higher value, and regardless of whether the home is for sale or for your personal use, a bigger home will always speak volumes when it comes to value. Adding a room is the obvious way to make your house bigger, but you can also create additional living space by adding a basement if possible or building a deck. So if you have extra space, then why not increase the size of your house to add value to it!
You can also add value to your home by simply making it a bit more high tech or smarter. Installing safe and smart devices like security cameras, fire detectors, door locks and lighting will not only add value to your home but also make it safer, more effective and add appeal. I know you think this may drain your wallet, but surprisingly, installing these devices may even costs less than replacing the roof or renovating the bathroom.
Yes! You have your way to having a home with more value. It is important though to note that for the best results, it is best to seek the help or guidance of a registered architect as they know these things best. They will offer all the necessary assistance to put all your expectations into action and trust me, they have a real amazing ability to blow your mind. You could really use their help, it’s challenging to do it on your own, and remember, you want it to be perfect!