We Australians love to improve our homes and over a period of years, a house can be transformed into luxurious living space that greatly adds to the value.
Of course, some home improvement projects add more value than others, and with that in mind, here are some of the best home improvements with regard to boosting the property value.
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Build an extension
The best way to increase the value of a property is to add living space; a typical project would involve adding a two-storey extension at the rear or side.
Using similar building materials retains the look of the property and if you are going to go to the trouble of building, two storeys are much better than one. Call in C S Plumbing to install waste and water pipes and the value of your home will reflect the additional living space.
The cheapest way to add value to your home is to convert the attic to a room; the cost is low because the walls and roof are already in place. Install a dropdown staircase then build the floor using chipboard and clad the wall and ceiling with plywood.
Pipes are clad and if you have a water tank, you can build a timer frame to conceal the tank, with a small service hatch. This can be used an as extra bedroom, a study room for the kids, or even a home office from where you can run your business.
The busiest room in the house, the kitchen is a place for cooking, dining and spending time together. This would include replacing all the major appliances, kitchen cabinets and installing a new floor.
Once the project is complete, have the house valued and you will get a pleasant surprise. If you have an adequate budget, enlist the services of a kitchen designer and a team of tradesmen for the installation. Click here for 7 ways to make your home more energy efficient.
A below-ground pool is going to see the value increase significantly and who wouldn’t love a pool in the backyard? Fibreglass is cheaper than concrete; talk to a pool construction company for a free quote and choose a size that is suitable for your property.
Once the pool is complete, ask a pool safety inspector to pay you a visit and hopefully, the pool will be compliant with state regulations and you will be issued a pool safety certificate, which must be renewed every 3 years.
The master bedroom is perfect for an en-suite bathroom and if you have already done this, why not add another bathroom in the guest room? If you are an avid DIY enthusiast, all you need is a local plumber and you are good to go. Properties with en-suite bathrooms sell faster and obviously, the value increases.
Al Fresco terrace
For the ultimate in rest and relaxation, design an Al Fresco terrace with bespoke awnings and period tables and chairs.
When you list your home, the terrace will be a highlight and will it add value to the property? Absolutely! If you have a large garden, you can create a terrace that is ideal for garden parties.
Of course, you need a flat roof to create an elevated garden and if you have such a home, why not make the most out of it?
It is an unusual feature and one that adds value to the property, while also providing you with a great relaxation platform. The only issue is shading, which can come in the form of cantilever umbrellas or a retractable awning.
What better way to show off your property than automated gates? Bespoke solutions ensure a perfect fit and with options such as intercom and CCTV, your home will be secure.
It is always nice to renovate the bathroom; add a touch of luxury with gold fittings and marble tops. Think of it is a good long-term investment that adds comfort to your daily life.
A stand-alone modular unit adds valuable living space; it could be a guest house, a gym, a home office or even a man cave. There are a lot of companies that build to the customer’s design and all you need to prepare is a concrete base and utility connections.
If you plan for one home improvement per year, when it comes time to sell up and move on, your investment will pay good dividends. Whether you are into DIY or use local contractors, adding features to your home is the logical thing to do.