Adding Value To Your Home

  • When it comes to putting your home on the market, it’s important to stand out from the competition. The more features your home has, the more appealing it is to buyers. Here are a number of simple and inexpensive ways in which you can add value to your home.

    A fresh coat of paint

    A fresh coat of paint on the interior walls can often do wonders for the appearance of your home and offer an instant facelift.  Painting is inexpensive if you’re willing to do the work. Applying interior paint to your walls can instantly brighten up your home and make it appear well looked after and therefore more valuable. Favouring white ceilings and light coloured walls works a treat in making the room appear lighter and more spacious. Choose a warm, dry day to start, tackle one room at a time and remember not to cut any corners when it comes to preparing your walls, ceilings and skirting boards as poor preparation can result in imperfect walls once painted.

    Use of Solar Energy
     
    Solar energy is revolutionising electricity consumption in Australia and offers a myriad of benefits for homeowners and the environment. Although there are initial fees involved in setting up your solar system, the benefits will be rewarded over time. The installation of solar energy can greatly increase the value of your home due to the fact that the buyers of your home can expect a reduction or even elimination of their future energy bills. Solar is also greatly beneficial for the environment.

    Automate your garage door

    Homes equipped with devices that offer added convenience for homeowners are often sought after by house hunters and the installation of an automatic remote controlled garage door opener is an affordable solution for adding value to your home. A leading manufacturer of automatic garage door openers – Merlin – has a range of automatic garage door openers that are installed by professionals for secure, convenient and reliable opening and closing of your garage door. Merlin automatic openers can be attached to your existing roller, sectional or tilt garage doors, saving the need to replace the entire garage door.

    Create an enticing entrance

    When putting your home on the market, first impressions are important. Creating an attractive entrance to your home sends a message that your home is well maintained and up-to-date as soon as people walk through the front door. Simple and affordable solutions for improving the entrance and adding value to your home include painting the front door, updating the doorway furniture, replacing the entrance mat, using a pressure hose to clean the front balcony and path, removing any cobwebs and trimming plants near to doorway.

    Revive the garden

    An attractive and well maintained garden can add significantly to a home’s value and is a relatively cost effective and simple way to do so. Consider planting flowers and shrubs along the driveway and in front of your house to make the front of your home look more appealing. Screening plants can also be planted to soften the front outdoor space and make your garden look bigger.