5 Reasons Why You Should Consider High-Value Home Renovations
Have you ever considered undertaking a renovation on your home? Too many people immediately choose to move house when they feel like a change – when they could instead utilise their valuable time and money on a comprehensive, high-value home renovation and love their current home even more.
Home renovation is one of the best ways to increase your home’s value for your next appraisal, but any renovation should be considered carefully to ensure that it will help to add value to your home. If you need convincing that a home renovation should be on the cards for you, take a look at the following reasons why it might be a good idea to take it into consideration:
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You can make the house a safer place for yourself and future occupants
Renovations aren’t all about stylish new kitchens or futuristic new bathrooms. Some renovations improve the safety of a house for its occupants – and these types of renovation have a high-value, as safety is often the first thing prospective buyers examine in a house. Even if your bathroom looks worthy to be on a luxury home magazine cover, prospective buyers (especially those with children) will ignore it if other places in your home have potentially dangerous elements, such as narrow, slippery stairs.
You can renovate without breaking the bank
A common misconception is that all home renovations will cost you a fortune, and some easy improvements are often overlooked. For example, a renovation as straightforward as simply replacing your window fixtures with quality roller shades or wooden blinds can increase your home’s value. You’re doing your future self a favour by performing these renovations, so when you have a windfall or a bit of cash left over at the end of the month, it’s worth considering a simple renovation.
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Aesthetic improvements will help win over buyers
After you’ve ensured that your home is both safe and functional, you can focus on the more exciting part of home renovation – making your home look and feel beautiful, and therefore more appealing to future buyers. You could invest in some unique, eye-catching art pieces in parts of the home where people relax and socialise, such as the lounge and dining room. Clean, tidy furniture with pleasant colours and decorations like lamps and cushions will also help keep your house looking at its best.
When it comes time to sell, you need to woo potential buyers by showing them that your home is the one they should be bidding for over the countless others they’ve seen. Remember to call on the expertise of professional property consultants to make sure that you are getting the best possible price for all your hard work.
Renovations can improve the function or efficiency of a home
Many renovations help to make a home easier to live in. If you had to decide between two houses and one had an en-suite bathroom, which house would you choose? Perhaps your house could do with an area for kids or a bigger basement, or perhaps you could benefit from installing money-saving heating systems – such modern, functional renovations will give your home an edge over others on the market.
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You get to enjoy the renovations until it’s time to sell
Your renovations will add value to your home and make your house more enjoyable to live in. You deserve to live comfortably, so why not undertake renovations that will add value to your home as well as improve your quality of life? When planning a renovation, try to balance your own desires with renovations that will impress future buyers. High-value renovations are an investment that will contribute to your present comfort and to your future finances if you ever choose to sell.
Plenty of home renovations will add value to your home, but it’s worth doing a fair amount of research (consider especially expert tips on renovation) before you make the commitment. Knowing how much value your home renovations will really add will help you in planning and budgeting, and stop you from making the mistake of pouring thousands into a project that won’t give you any returns.
By Johanna Cider
Johanna Cider is a New Zealand-based writer who loves discussing home and lifestyle topics. Home design and organisation are her deepest passions, and she spends most of her free time working on DIY projects and watching her favourite home improvement shows. Find more of Johanna’ work here.