Apart from our families, our home is our most prized possession. We decorate it and make it as comfortable and appealing as possible. As the years progress,our homes eventually become outdated and will be in need of updates and upgrades. You’ll also want to keep up with current trends while adding value and style to your property.
Here are five tips for adding value to your property:
1. Make renovating your kitchen a first port of call
The most utilised room in the home is most definitely the kitchen area. It is where we gather and reunite with the family after a long day. We also enjoy relaxing meals and good conversation in this space. More money will be spent on upgrades in this space than any other room. Upgrade kitchen appliances by replacing with stainless steel energy efficient choices such as refrigerators,ranges, dishwashers, sinks and microwaves. Replace old counter tops with stylish granite and marble slabs. Replace outdated flooring with tile, slate or wood. Reface cabinet doors or completely replace cabinets and adorn with stylish door pulls. These changes will make a big difference in the look and feel of the kitchen.
2. Paint breathes new life into a tired home
Fresh paint can liven up living rooms and set the tone for the rest of the home. Consider an accent wall to add a focal point to a room. Keep other colours neutral, warm and welcoming. With careful planning, you can make this a weekend project with the help of several friends. It is the quickest and most effective update that will completely change the feel of a space.
3. New flooring is a huge value add
Carpet is becoming a thing of the past in main living areas. Homeowners are opting for hardwood flooring options that add an extra added elegance to a room. With so many types of flooring, the possibilities are endless. Choose from bamboo, hardwood, tile, slate, marble and stained concrete options. Not only are these current choices, but they will be much easier to maintain that traditional carpets.
4. Curb appeal because first impressions count
Beautiful and tidy curb appeal says that you care about how the yard looks and presents itself to the world. Make sure your grass is healthy and green and trees and shrubs are well manicured and complimentary to the yard. Be sure there is a clear unobstructed pathway leading to the front door, and that bright vibrant flowers greet visitors with bursts of colour. Add texture to the yard by adding decorative rocks and stones and other types of ground coverings.Make it as appealing and exciting as possible.
5. Build a backyard retreat to get away from it all
Outdoor living has become an extremely popular feature in homes especially in regions where the weather is warm throughout the majority of the year. Home owners want to have a backyard space that feels like there is a relaxing resort setting right outside their backdoor. Outdoor kitchens, water features,fire pits, landscape lighting, covered patios and appealing landscaping will all add to the resort feel. The idea is to not feel like you have to travel anywhere to escape to a private relaxing location. You will have it right therein your very own backyard space.
These tips are surefire ways to add value to any home. With careful choices and considerations, you can give your home much need style and elegance. Your home is your castle. Keep it as current as possible because you never know what the future will bring. Enjoy your home and be proud of the way it looks.