Your home is probably the most significant investment you will ever make, and real estate is the area that can bring you some much-needed profit in the future. Whether you are looking to sell your home now or in the future, there are many things you can do to increase the value of your house.
You may be reading this and thinking that you cannot afford to make the renovations you need, but we have some advice for you. Invest time and money in your home. It will pay you back and then some in the future. Here are our top 6 ways you can increase the value of your home. You don’t need to be a DIY expert, and it is a fantastic way to spend time with your family, working on a project together!
Fix Your Roof
One of the most important features of your home for both security and longevity is your roof. A good house needs an top hat and a great set of boots. The foundations and the roof of your property are crucial to your structure. Making sure they are in top shape both protects the future of your home and adds value to the market price of it.
It doesn’t matter about your location, but this is particularly important if you live in a very wet climate. You could hire someone to help you if the work required is serious, but simple tasks like clearing your gutters or replacing broken tiles can be done yourself. Be sure you take the proper safety instructions and get some help from your friends if you need it!
Landscape Your Garden
Having a beautiful garden space is essential in this modern world we live in today. After a long hard day working in the city and having to deal with the commute through heavy traffic, there is nothing quite like sitting down with a cold drink in your backyard.
The front yard is also somewhere you can add some beauty to your home. After all, it is the first thing you see every day when you pull into your driveway.
Landscaping your garden is a fantastic way to add value and interest to your home. It can be something easy to maintain like a gravel and grass combo, or you could go to town and add a pagoda, vegetable garden or even a pond!
One thing to be aware of is pond safety. Make sure if you decide to have one that you can protect small children from falling into it. It may put off future buyers if you don’t follow this step.
Maintain Your Doors & Windows
Maintaining your doors and windows will make a massive difference to the value of your home. Tatty and battered old windows and doors make the whole property look like something out of a horror film. We know that you should always take could care to clean and repair them as often as needed.
If you have UPVC windows, then the task is straightforward. Get out your sponges and some hot soapy water once a week and get those windows sparkling. If you do this often, it will be a breeze, and your house will look beautiful. If you have wooden doors and windows, then you have to paint them at least once a year.
Don’t skimp out on this one as the paint is not just cosmetic; it protects the wood from the elements. Fail to do this, and you may have to replace them, which will likely leave your savings plans in tatters.
Reuse and Recycle
The environment is in such a fragile state at the moment as a result of the industrialization humanity has seen over the last 130 years. So how can we do a little bit extra to help solve the problem and add a little value to our home at the same time? The answer is upcycling!
Upcycling means reusing and repurposing old items to become furnishings for both the inside and outside of your home. These kinds of projects are great fun, and all the family can get involved. There is nothing quite as satisfying as taking something seemingly worth nothing and transforming it into something magical. Check out some of the ideas you can find online. It will amaze you!
Remember It’s an Investment
This is possibly the most vital point to keep in mind when working on your home. It is an investment. Putting in the effort will not only improve your quality of life, but it will pay you back handsomely in the future.
Real estate always grows in value over time, and as long as you didn’t over-stretch yourself financially, you can put you and your children's future into a much brighter position. Have fun with it, experiment and remember to enjoy the process!Updated Date: 11 June 2020, 08:23