|| A guest post by James Andrews
What are the best home upgrades to increase property value?
It’s only natural that you want the value of your home to move upwards. After all, it’s more than just a home; it also represents your retirement fund!
However, economic times are tough; many Countries are still recovering from the huge financial crash of 2008. If you want your home to be worth as much and preferably more than you originally paid for it then, it’s time to consider these five home improvements. Indeed, they will make a significant return on your investment:
- Home cladding improvement
Covering your home is a great way of improving the value, protecting it and improving the aesthetic look of your home.
You can render your home with a mortar mix, or cover it in wood. But, one of the most popular options at the moment in the US is vinyl cladding. This is because it requires virtually no maintenance after it has been installed and can add a significant amount of money as well as curb appeal to your home.
However, it is important to look round at the various suppliers, because vinyl cladding prices can vary between suppliers and this will make a difference to your return on investment.
- Remodel Your Basement
If you are likely many conventional homes you have a huge amount of space available in the basement which is not used and not even organized. In fact, it usually just becomes the dumping ground.
However, remodelling your basement can actually add a significant amount of value to your home. Experts suggest it could be as much as $50,000. Of course, you’ll have to invest money in a quality finish to ensure the value of your home increases.
You will need professional help, but with a little shopping around and a willingness to do some of the work yourself you can make a good return on your investment and create extra living space for yourself.
- Remodel Your Kitchen
The kitchen is generally the most used room in the house. Family and friends congregate there and parties are usually centred round the kitchen.
The better finish and style of the kitchen, then the house will be worth and the higher the curb appeal. However, ripping out a kitchen and replacing it is one of the most expensive home improvements. If there is nothing wrong with the layout, you can simply choose new and nicer cupboard doors, replace the worktops and give the kitchen a fresh coat of paint. It will transform the space and keep everyone happy, without spending a fortune.
- Add a Steel Security Door
Security is one issue that you simply can’t take too seriously. With crime rates increasing a steel security door will be a big plus point when selling and a valuable deterrent. You’ll have peace of mind while you are still in your home.
It is important that you choose a steel door which is aesthetically pleasing and fits with the image of the house. If you don’t not only are you likely to have complaints but the value of your home could go down.
- Improve the Insulation
Keeping warm in winter requires a good heating system and plenty of insulation. If you add insulation you will increase the energy efficiency of your home making it more attractive to potential buyers. You’ll also reduce your heating bill and can get a grant towards the cost if the insulation!
|| About the Author
James is an avid DIY and home design-obsessed writer with a well-trained eye for quality, craftmaship, furnishings and textiles. James believes in the power of Beautiful Interiors to transform daily life. He continues to be recognized for his timeless style and designs that remain fresh even as time goes by.