In order to make money, you have to spend money or time, and usually both. Selling property is no different. While properties do generally have a guide price that can be raised, it’s important to think about where your investment can make the most of that added value assessment, and where you’ll get the most bang for your buck.
Furthermore, it’s important to make sure any additions you do make are well applied and inkeeping with the general theming and aesthetic of the property. For instance, a huge modernist extension applied to a rustic cottage will not help as much as you may have imagined, but renovating a barn outside into a usable space? Well, that could be worthwhile.
While the positive alterations you make and the value you gain from that affair will depend entirely on the property you started with and how well-formatted and applied the changes are, in this post, we hope to discuss three of the most common means of improving house value. This way, you can make sure your investment is properly scaled.
Spa areas can really help a home stand out, much more than you may have expected at least. With a beautiful hot tub spa and relaxing area outside or within a space curated for this, like a conservatory, you can unlock the benefits of true relaxation with very little in the way of expenditure renovating the space, at least compared to installing an in-line jacuzzi tub. This can give your home a great and unique flair, offering a utility that most people don’t consider but absolutely want when they see it.
Curb appeal is the essential measure of how appealing your home looks from the outside. This can be curated to keep your home in tip-top shape, as first impressions matter and will help define the overall value your home gets. Even something as simple as keeping the grass and hedges trimmed, fixing up the garden pathway, making sure the door is painted in line with the window frames, and also ensuring that certain fixtures, like the edges of the driveway or the mailbox are in good condition will be absolutely key. You would be surprised just how much of an effect this can have, not only on the valuer, but those touring your home.
It might not seem like it, but solid security implements such as a properly fenced and structurally sound gate, privacy fences, a strong front door, a confidently installed garage door with full functionality, and features like motion sensitive floodlights can actually add a lot to how protected and safe a home feels, and this is especially worthwhile if those measures integrate well into the house design without looking overbearing or as if you were protecting government secrets. Security in this manner can make a difference in your home valuation for the better, and of course, keeps you safe as you look to sell, too.
With this advice, we hope you can focus on the investments that will always raise home value.