Home ownership is every Australian’s dream – a charming veranda, a blossoming garden, and a warm and comfortable interior in which to raise a family.
A home will be the biggest purchase you’ll make in life, so it pays to firstly choose the right home for your budget and your needs, but also to maintain your home to ensure it is a safe and comfortable environment for your family.
There are many ways to increase the value of your home to suit your life stages, whether that be making your home child-friendly in anticipation for new arrivals, renovating your home to upsize or update, or ensuring easy mobility in your later years.
As well as being the biggest purchase of your life, a home is also likely to give you a hefty return when it comes time to sell, so it’s also worth considering increasing the value of your home to ensure maximum return on your investment.
Whether you’re purchasing a family home or investment property, sustaining or improving your property’s value is a sure-fire way to give you a financial boost, and as the property market has shown, your return is likely to only increase over time.
Here are 8 ways you can increase the value of your home:
A fresh lick of paint is a great way to spruce up any home. It’s best to opt for light, neutral colours that will work well with a range of different coloured furnishings, flooring and window treatments.
While you’re moving furniture out of the way for the repaint, consider if you could update your flooring at the same time. New carpet will work wonders for your home, or replacing the old linoleum flooring with something fresher should also do the trick.
3. Kitchen and bathroom
It’s no secret that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses, so if you’re looking to sell, look to these areas for possible improvements. While a repaint and new flooring is a great start, consider replacing the vanity or kitchen cupboards and bench top to make a real statement.
4. Window dressings
Curtains and blinds can drag down the overall charm of a room if they’re old, tired, and sagging, Replace any old window dressings with something tidier for an instant lift.
Although it’s not a change you’ll be able to see, insulating your home is a sure-fire way to increase the value of your property. Not only will this make living in your home more comfortable for your family, it will also help sell your home for a higher price.
Giving your garden a tidy is an easy way to increase the value of your home. Rip out any weeds and dead plants, and remove anything in the yard that doesn’t serve a purpose.
Your roof literally keeps your home warm and dry, so you should take care of it as much as it takes care of you. Broken tiles and rusty iron sheets should be replaced, as should sagging or rusting gutters. A quick option for sprucing up your roofing is to install gutter guards. Built from durable gutter guard mesh, gutter guards will keep your drains clear, and free from debris.
8. Pest proofing
There’s no point spending money to increase the value of your home if can be easily undone by pests. Talk to a specialist in making your home pest-free such as Aussie Gutter Protection. As well as offering gutter guard installation services, we are the leading bird-proofing experts in Australia.
Call Aussie Gutter Protection for a personalised gutter guard and bird proofing solution for your home.