There are a lot of things that we want to add to our home, but not everything increases the value, whether in terms of sale or as a quality living space.
Does adding a pool add value to your home? Does adding a deck adds value to your home? How about solar panels? Does adding a patio add value to your home?
In this article, we tackle 6 ways that will add both sale value and quality to your home.
Upgrade to energy-efficient appliances and house features
Supply of energy from traditional sources costs significantly higher, so it is best to upgrade to energy-efficient appliances. Sustainability in the home is one of the most popular ways to add value to your property.
It’s the ultimate investment as it saves you (or your tenants in case you want to rent your property) from having astronomical electricity bills. Spending more time indoors will consume more energy so better to address that at the onset.
Energy efficiency also helps contribute to a healthier lifestyle. Since it affects temperature, humidity, light, and other factors of living in a shared space, energy efficiency impacts physical and mental health. It significantly reduces cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, arthritis, allergies, and a host of other injuries. It also helps with rheumatism.
Kitchen and bathroom upgrades
The kitchen is one of the most used spaces in the home; on the other hand, the bathroom is considered to be one of the most sacred spaces in the house so both rooms deserve to be upgraded.
No need to be dramatic about the design; do not underestimate the power of a fresh coat of paint, new fixtures even on taps and handles, and replacing some of the old appliances with new, energy-efficient ones. Make sure that both rooms are clean, comfortable, and with balanced aesthetics.
Related reading: How to Do a Cost-Effective Kitchen Renovation
Smart home technology
When you purchase energy-efficient appliances, it follows that you can also add other forms of smart home technology into your home.
After the global pandemic swept us all into a frenzy, there is a heightened sense of safety and security that is required in shared areas, may it be a home or commercial spaces. To address this, technology companies have poured their budget into research to further innovate their products. Focusing on sensors and mobile apps that can be accessed across several devices and eliminating a common touchpoint like remote controls or traditional switches, smart home technology also adds significant value to the property.
Related reading: Smart Home Technology: Yay or Nay?
Declutter / Clean up
Granted, the house always has to be clean regardless, but go the extra mile when you want to showcase your house to potential buyers.
Focus on making your place immaculately clean to enhance the interior design. Make sure that the parts of your home you don’t usually make an effort to clean, like the top of the cabinets or some nooks and crannies around the house are as spotless as the rest of the space.
Let the outdoors in
The interiors of our homes can sometimes become stifling so adding elements of nature not only enhances the look but also improves the quality of life.
Plants, water features, or decors inspired by nature are a great inclusion to the house for added value.
More storage means added value
Since there is an exponential increase in online shopping, people start owning more and more stuff. Maximize space so that future homeowners would know that they have enough storage for their things.
These are some of the ways to add value to your home so that when you decide to sell your property, it will have a significant increase in its selling price.
Once everything’s set up, give us a call and let us help you get the best price for your property! Schedule a property appraisal with us through our contact form.