Thinking of selling your home in a few years but wanting a greater chance of scoring a huge amount? You’ve come to the right place. Here we listed down some of the most proven ways to add value to your home. Though house value can depend on a lot of different things that you can’t control like location or other houses that could go on sale within your block, there are still other important changes that you can do to greatly increase the rate of your home.
Here are some of them:
1. Add a new bathroom.
One bathroom is not enough, especially if you’re aiming for a good sale. But there is actually no need to build an additional room. You can simply convert an extra room or an unused space that could be emptied out to be your new bathroom. If you have a two-storey house, try not to have both bathrooms in one floor.
Of course, any room addition will require a certain cost. So make the effort to search for affordable items with quality. Or talk to a really good contractor for great advice on prices and items. But if you have enough cash, you can even level-up the project by hiring a decent renovation company to give your new bathroom a modern look.
This one’s the easiest on this list. Whether it’s an exterior or an interior paint job, freshly painted walls make your home look like it is new and updated. You can either do it yourself or hire a professional, but remember… neutral colours appeal to more people. So choose something light for your home to be more marketable.
3. Take down some walls to open up your home.
It may sound like a lot of work but taking down a wall to open up or combine rooms can help boost your home’s value. This is especially true if you live in a house with a series of rooms. Opening up is also a way to create more spacious areas – making your house look larger when your buyer walks in. Considering that it’s not an easy job, it is advisable to get wall removal services from experts to take the load off your shoulders.
4. Inspect then fix.
Entering a stylish home is great… but would you buy it if you discover that there’s a leaking faucet in one of the bathrooms or a faulty electrical outlet somewhere? Ensuring everything is in good condition before selling your home is as important as beautifying it. Safety is always priority.
But how can you fix something when you don’t even know it’s broken? A professional house inspector can help you with that. As soon as you discover the faults, fix them right away – for your family’s sake and for the future owners of your home.
5. Improve the exterior.
Your entrance and doorway will be the first areas welcoming your buyers. It’s like the appetiser that you offer them before serving them the big meal. This also means that whatever they see outside of your home instantly gives them an impression, so improving it will be like giving them a good starter.
You can increase your curb appeal in a lot of different ways. From simple efforts like trimming the shrubs, creating a small garden, decorating the entry or placing some planted flowers within the walkway; to the major works such as adding a porch/veranda, landscaping changes, upgrading your garage or improving your front door; the choices are endless!
6. Extend or add.
There are various ways to extend your home in order to increase its value. Adding a second storey is a great example. Though it’s a major modification and surely costs more, the investment will be worth it and it will also give you extra options and opportunities to update the overall look of your home.
Some other extensions that can be worth the investment are alfresco, porch, rear and side extensions.
Let Chartwell Construction be your companion in adding great value to your home. We can help with all sorts of home improvement and renovation projects, extensions and additions, wall removal and openings, garage building and conversion… and more! Visit Our Services page for more information.
Ready to kick-off the home project? Call us on 0415 275 513 and let’s begin with a free onsite quote!