Home trends are continuously changing, and what may have made your house a preferred option in the past may no longer appeal to most people. Whether you’re hoping to sell your house or intend to make changes for the future, there are things you may want to consider adding to the home or changing to increase its value.
These additions and changes don’t always cost a lot, so you won’t need to strain your pocket to increase the value of your home.
What additions add the most value to a home?
It’s always nice to have a little market survey on current trends so you don’t end up making changes that wouldn’t appeal to people or add value to your home. Adding value to your home may not always involve renovating the house, especially if it has a good structure.
A few updates in the least expected places can add a lot of value to your home. Although homes are different, the following are simple ways to help you know how to add value to your home without spending much.
Adding a new, fresh coat of paint is a great way to make your house look more desirable, and it is inexpensive if you decide to go for DIY work. Choosing neutral paint colours are advisable, especially if you intend to sell the home following the upgrades. You can paint the exterior and interior of the house, completing one room or section at a time.
If you want to paint your house, opt for a warm, dry day, then move your furniture to the middle of the room before applying the first coat of paint because the paint may need some hours to set before applying the second coat.
However, a professional can carry out the painting to save you more time and ensure a better-looking result.
Your kitchen plays a vital role in making your home more desirable and usually the best selling point of a house. The right upgrade can add a lot of value to your house. You may not need a complete renovation or make significant changes in your kitchen to achieve your desired result.
Swapping items like an old microwave or sink for newer ones can add considerable value. Your kitchen cabinets and cupboards are also a great place to start for an upgrade. You can fit new kitchen benchtops and new handles for the drawers and doors.
Changing your splashback also make your kitchen look better. Different splashback options are available, and you can opt for anyone within your budget, provided it is functional and trending.
Simple replacements in your bathroom can change the look of your bathroom. By fitting a newer sink and toilet style, you can turn your old bathroom into a modern one that positively impacts your home’s value. You can also opt for fresh and fancy tap fitting to upgrade the bathroom’s look.
Replacing the old plumbing, updating the vanity and fitting new bathroom floor tiles are sloe wats to improve your bathroom. Although these changes may cost a bit higher, they are good changes to make, especially if you hope to sell the house.
Minor changes in the bathroom, like fitting new towel racks, are also inexpensive ways to upgrade your bathrooms and add value to your home.
No one wants to be welcomed by old, dirty and frayed carpets or floorboards. Simply cleaning your carpet makes it look better and also improves the appearance of your furniture &décor. This can immediately make a buyer lose interest in your house and reduce the value of your home.
You can reseal and re-sand your flooring to revitalise it. However, if the carpet seems beyond redeemable, fitting a new flooring may be a better option. If you want to change the carpets, but the floorboards beneath are old and dirty, consider cleaning the floorboard first with a mixture of boiled linseed oil, white vinegar and turpentine in equal parts. However, ensure you carry oy a test cleaning to see if the cleaning solution works.
Considering making your house energy-efficient is a smart move to improve its value because most buyers opt for energy-efficient homes, and it makes your house more valuable. Having an energy-efficient home not only adds value to your home but helps you save more on energy bills. Consider new window fittings and doors or sealing old ones to reduce energy loss. Fitting new ceiling fans does not only serve as decoration but improves air circulation, reducing the need for an air conditioner while reduces energy bills making your home energy efficient and increasing its value.
These simple steps will help you know how to add value to your property, especially if you hope to sell it. Still, you can get a professional to guide you in making the necessary upgrades and changes to make your home more habitable while increasing its value.
Contact AM Rutty Coast Estate Agents today on 02 4229 6311 to get a professional who will help you add value to your home.