Adding value to your home doesn’t always mean large-scale renovation projects. However, if you decide this is the way you want to go, fall is an ideal time to start planning them.
We at PMG Custom Building have come up with 5 of the best ways to add value to your home this fall. Here are our suggestions.
Insulation isn’t the most interesting topic, but improving your home’s energy efficiency can add value. If nothing else, it means your bills will be cheaper, but it’ll also look better when you sell your home.
Pay special attention to exterior walls and attics, and make sure your home is double-glazed. This is a pretty large project, but it pays off in the long term.
2. Redesign your garden
We’ve said elsewhere that winter is the best time for outdoor renovations. But nothing is stopping you from starting in the fall. Improving your home’s curb appeal and backyard are decent ways to add value, even if it’s as simple as prospective buyers having a nicer first impression.
3. Finish outstanding projects
Let’s face it; we’ve all got unfinished DIY projects around the home. Whether replacing carpet or fitting drywall in the basement, a finished room will always be more appealing (and valuable) when you decide to put your home on the market.
4. Renovate your bathroom and kitchen
Bathrooms are one of those areas that often get overlooked. After all, providing they function, they can be left alone. However, an outdated bathroom – even a functional one – can be a big turn-off when it comes to a home’s valuation.
A bathroom renovation can be as simple as a coat of paint or as extensive as a whole new suite. Upgrading your bathroom’s fittings will automatically give your home greater appeal and value because there’s an assumption that it won’t need to be renovated again for a long time.
The same is true for your kitchen. Replacing the old cabinets and appliances with up-to-date options is a quick way to make the space seem more inviting.
5. Add an office
If you’ve got a spare bedroom, basement, or garage, you could consider converting it into an office. The rise in work-from-home employees and self-employed business owners means more people are looking for a space in their homes specifically for work.
Even a simple project of fresh paint and added storage will be enough to add value. Sure, this could easily be changed by a buyer, but having it in place helps them see a space’s potential, which is valuable.
Final Thoughts on Adding Value
Knowing how to add value to your home is a strategic balancing act. After all, you don’t want to spend too much money on something that won’t add much value.
If you’d like a consultation on what will work in your home, get in touch. We’ve helped on numerous value-adding projects so that we can advise you on the best options for you.