For as long as bricks and mortar have been around people have been investing in home improvements. In fact, over one-third of homeowners plan to spend money on jazzing up their humble abodes in some way. That is a substantial amount of people willing to spend their cold hard cash on a bit of home tinkering. You can’t blame them, though, it’s a surefire way to add value to a home if you know where you should be concentrating your efforts.
Forget things like solar panels, koi fish ponds, a home-office, making the downstairs toilet into a cupboard or anything like that, because you will be spending cash without it adding to your home. Instead, the experts at Euro Design Build, say you should be spending your cash on the following things:
An Attic Is A Terrible Thing To Waste
If you were to ask any property guru about the best place to invest your cash, they will tell you a loft conversion is a way to go. You just can’t go wrong with making your attic a usable space. The options are almost infinite (and by almost we mean not at all infinite really!) but your best bet is to convert this space into a gorgeous extra bedroom. How much you spend depends on the state of it and what you hope to achieve, but you will easily double that investment when it comes to selling. And if you want more than double, well, why not chuck in an en suite. Yeah, Making your three bed and 1 bath home into a 4 bed and 2 bath changes the game completely.
When the Fire Starts To Burn
So much can be said for a having a real fireplace, not least in terms of its charm and beauty. They just add such a nice dimension to a room, and to a house, some real character that you can’t get from anywhere else. Of course, you are looking at about $3000 to get one properly installed, which could make you spill your coffee. However, when it comes to selling up, well, a nice fireplace could add $10,000 to the value of your home; your charming and character-filled home. Nothing shouts, “buy me!” like a modern wood burner in the corner of a kitchen or living room. Nothing.
Your Garden Has Super Powers
There seems to be a new trend in the world of real estate and design, and that trend is as follows: the more unusual and unique the better. Thinks like having a garden office are increasing the values of people’s homes, as are decked out sheds that allow the owners that little bit of space to conduct their hobby and passion. The same goes for rooftop gardens or having some structure in your garden that wasn’t there before, something like an old shipping container that has been transformed into something special. Balconies too. Basically, creating a garden that wasn’t there before, or bringing something new to your garden, can have a huge impact on the market value, say, around 10%.