When it comes to increasing the value of your home, there is little better than working on a calculated and full-fledged renovation that is designed explicitly around increasing value.
Though you might initially want to live in the space for a while, it is always a good idea to work to renovate to ensure your home’s value climbs as much as possible. This means looking at local trends and making sure anything you’re adding or taking away from the home will make it more attractive to buyers.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at our top renovation tips which will boost the value of your home and give you a better chance of a quick sale.
- Bathrooms Must Be Cohesive
Not only is a stylish and modern bathroom essential for the value of your home, but you’ll also want to focus on more than just modernity.
A bathroom in 2021 needs to seamlessly connect to the home around it and work to tie all of the water fixtures of the mudroom, kitchen and laundry together. This means working to invest in tapware that is in one style and by the same designer, for example, and going from there.
You should also consider adding larger windows for added light and an improved indoor-outdoor style and move from there. If you can’t add a larger window space, do your best to work with mirrors, accent lighting and directional lighting to make the space feel as large as possible.
Finally, top the space off with some new tiling and you’ll be all set.
- A Lick of Paint
As you might already know, a new coat of paint that extends through the entire home and to the outside makes the place look and feel brand new, and so you’re going to show potential buyers that they’re buying into a space that’s been well-looked-after and is not going to require too much-added work or maintenance.
It is a fantastic idea to move forward with a DIY lick of paint that includes changes in the tone and colour of your home based on current trends but also keeping your home’s size in mind. This means working to make sure that you’re sticking light colours where you can, to make rooms feel larger, but also working on accent colours in spaces like the living room and the hallway.
- Keeping Costs Low with DIY
If you’re looking to maximise your investment in your renovation there’s a good chance you’re considering going down the DIY route, and so we have a few tips here for you too.
We know that not all of our readers are going to have a tonne of tools on hand to move forward with a home renovation, and so buying a large suite of tools is on the cards. However, with brands like Stonex, you’re able to get your hands on a selection of tools that are affordable and also reliable, and this means getting you through a renovation without too much upfront cost.
- Don’t Forget the Street
One major point that a lot of renovators overlook is the street appeal of the home.
If you’re working to sell and also want to increase value, you will need to take a gander at all the homes in your street and work out what they’re doing well, and what they could change. Use this information to help guide your home renovation and the changes you’re making to the front of the home to lure in your potential buyers and make them really love the home from the movement they’ve set eyes on it.
- Expand Life Spaces
A significant factor that comes into play with regards to value is the size of the life space you have on offer for your buyers.
If your home has a large outdoor space that has been carefully curated, you are able to use this as a selling point and also adjust your home’s floor space on your sale card, which will considerably pull your home’s value up.
You may want to consider developing a fully-fledged outdoor living space that includes recessed seating into the backyard as well as working on an outdoor kitchen pergola and just about anything else you can think of to make your outdoor area more versatile and able to be used for more than just sitting.
One key tip here is to make sure you’re using plants and other greenery to spice up the space. Keep in mind that too many plants can detract from your living space, and so it’s good to make sure you find that middle ground between green, cooling vegetation and a lot of open space for hosting events, for example.
Now that you have a few points above for value-adding renovations, we’re sure you’re going to be on the right track when it comes to making changes to your home that result in real, tangible value for you. Make a note of trends and housing requirements in your area and work to make sure that your home offers all of these in a unique and stylish way, and you’re on the right track to a well-designed value-adding renovation.