Whether you’re planning on putting your property on the market in the near future, or simply want to make your money work for you, it’s well worth thinking carefully about the kinds of renovations you undertake. Everyone knows that renovating a kitchen or bathroom is a great way to add dollar signs to your market value, but there are other more nuanced (and less costly) projects which can do the same. In this article, we look at 5 ways you can renovate to add value to your home.
Invest in stainless steel appliances and fittings
If you want to attract more affluent buyers, pay attention to details and invest in quality chrome finishes and high quality appliances like built in dishwashers and fridges that align with the overall design of the kitchen.
Go open plan
Open plan living is very much a part of the modern home lifestyle. Knocking out walls separating the living room, kitchen, or dining room is a great way to create stylish, multipurpose living areas which feel spacious and modern. However, it’s important not to go overboard with the open plan philosophy, as you risk losing definition and privacy. Open plans work best when two separate living spaces are joined together and other areas of the house are renovated separately to give the feeling of a private retreat.
Invest in temperature control and lighting
While temperature control and lighting technology might seem like minor details, they are often key points on a home buyer’s checklist. Smartphone controlled technology which enables automation is a huge trend in home security and lighting whilst air-conditioning, ducted ventilation, and in-floor bathroom heating are all popular temperature control features that won’t break the bank.
Create an outdoor living space
Outdoor lounge rooms and kitchens are a huge design trend at the moment. Creating an outdoor entertainment area is more cost effective than renovating inside, creates more space, and will provide you with years of enjoyment. Whether you choose to keep it simple with a decorative concrete patio and outdoor setting, or add luxury features like a wood fired oven or plunge pool, you’re guaranteed a return on your investment.
Don’t forget about the garage
Having a secure, spacious garage is a big plus for prospective homebuyers. Things like remote controlled garage doors, carports, and inbuilt garage storage spaces are huge drawcards on the property market.
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