4 great home improvements that could increase the value of your property
Regardless of whether you intend to sell your home any time soon or not, when carrying out home improvements or considering home upgrades, you should always try to add value too. The more it is worth, the more equity you will have for your future plans, moves or your kid’s inheritance, so it is worth bearing in mind that home improvement can secure your future.
We are going to share our favourite 4 great home improvements that could easily increase the value of your property.
Replace your windows
Buyers can be deterred from purchasing a property if they believe it needs a lot of money spent on it, so replacing your windows could lead to more interest being generated in your home. The more interest, the higher the purchase price you are likely to achieve. Not only that, but it could help to protect the structure of your property too.
Wooden window frames can rot and leak, which can lead to long-term damage, so if they do need to be replaced, make sure that you get it done as soon as you can. If any issues persist, you could end up with a host of problems further down the line.
Home improvement security measures
Home security can make your home far more appealing and is another excellent way to add value. Having an intruder alarm system fitted in your home will help to keep your family safe and should help to deter intruders.
Another way to add an extra level of home security is to set up a neighbourhood watch program in your area. Those who live in the area make a point of looking out for each other, and it’s also a great way to communicate any issues or areas of concern.
A good and safe location will help to increase demand, so this can only help enhance the desirability of your home.
Makeover your garden
Many people are attracted to a home with a well-maintained garden, so if you want to add a lot of value, it is another area to focus on. A well-planned seating area such as a deck or a patio can make your garden far more appealing.
Here is my garden before and after to show you how a little bit of landscaping can really transform a garden and add value.
If you are keen on the idea of a low maintenance garden, artificial turf is the perfect addition. It comes in a range of qualities to suit many budgets, so you should have no trouble finding something to suit. Be sure not to focus on your back yard and neglect the front – it will help increase curb appeal in the event of a future sale.
Decorate your home interior
Decorating is a fun way to personalize your home and add value too. From a coat of paint to a fabulous mural, there are lots of ways to change the look of your property interior. A home that looks fresh and is in walk-in condition will appeal to a broader range of buyers and will make your house feel far more like home.
Whatever you decide to do to enhance your home, consider whether it will add value. As long as the increase in value outweighs what you spend, you can’t go too far wrong.
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