Renovation Tips to Help Improve the Value of Your Home.

Fiona Ruth

Renovations, whether big (adding a new room) or small (new light fittings) can be a great way to increase the value of your home. Often, significant value can be added to a property through relatively minor changes. What kind of renovations you choose to undertake is crucial, however. Carrying out unnecessary work can sometimes incur huge expense while adding little to the sale value of your home.


Here are a few renovation tips that will help add value to your home:


 


Insulate! Insulate! Insulate! The value this adds to your home cannot be overstated. Today, this is considered an absolute necessity by many homebuyers, in fact not having insulation can easily create the perception of an unhealthy home.


 


Add a Deck. If you have the room, adding a deck thereby creating the much-desired ‘indoor-outdoor flow’, is one of the simplest ways to increase the value of your property.


 


Refit the Kitchen. A tidy, modern looking kitchen can significantly improve the value of a home. When it comes to updating there are two options: replace or recover. The state of your current kitchen, budget and end goal will determine which is the right option for you. Whether you are looking to replace or recover, your key targets are benches, cabinets, drawer fronts, skirting boards and handles. New or cleaned handles, updated taps, good lighting and modern splashbacks can make a big difference - at little cost.


 


Update the Bathroom. As with the kitchen, the aim here is a modern appearance. A bathroom that looks old will instantly date the entire property. Updating your bathroom needn’t be expensive or difficult; simply replacing the fixtures like cabinet fronts and taps and updating lighting can quickly modernise the entire room.


 


Create curb appeal. The greatest house in the world is still going to be hard to sell if you can’t get people through the door. As they say - first impressions last; creating curb appeal is one of the best ways to add value or help sell your home. Make sure any garden or lawn areas are looking great; add plants to the front of the home, get rid of cobwebs and repair any obvious damage. Painting the entranceway and add colourful pots on either side can really liven it up and make the home welcoming.


 


 


Renovations are something that cannot be undertaken without some forethought and planning and the results will certainly speak for themselves! Hopefully these tips will serve as a great starting point for those of you wanting to add value to your property.