July 29, 2020

What helps to increase the value of a home?


Are you looking to increase the value of your home? Often small cosmetic or styling changes can increase your home’s value. If you are selling your home, it’s essential for potential buyers to be able to see the space as somewhere they could potentially live. Adding cushions, rugs, and throws can make a big difference to the look and feel of your space.

How your home looks from the street influences desirability. A fresh coat of paint is often the simplest and most cost-effective way to refresh the look of your home all while boosting value. Decide whether you want to redo the whole house, the exterior, or focus a couple of rooms, or perhaps a feature wall? As for the colour, it’s been said that ivory is the one colour that will add value to your home.

Aside from looking stylish, new doors or windows make your home more energy-efficient and can lead to more affordable household running costs and a more environmentally-conscious property, which many buyers are attracted to. Alternatively, painting your front door a different colour will boost your curb aesthetic for little cost.

Gas appliances are a favourite home feature. Installing gas cooktops and ovens add value in the kitchen and is often preferred to electric ovens and cooktops due to its ability to provide instant heat and even temperature compared to electric. As for the environment, gas may produce less greenhouse gas emissions than electricity. Gas heaters and in particular, flame-effect fires, give all the warmth and comfort of a wood heater without the hassle or damage to the environment.

Although this list may seem overwhelming, if you tackle one task at a time, you’ll soon achieve your value goal. By the end of your efforts, you’ll be confident that you’ve done everything in your power to boost your home’s value and attract buyers. It can also be helpful to seek out the expert opinion of a real estate agent before you start tackling unnecessary tasks. Looking for advice?

Contact me on 0421 272 726 to find out how I can assist with increasing the value of your home, and exactly which of these tasks should be prioritised, taking your local market competition into consideration.