Whether you’re planning to sell soon or at some stage in the distant future, it’s easy to forget that your house won’t always maintain its value. Over the years, we get so used to seeing our homes every day that it’s difficult to imagine what a fresh set of eyes will see or how it compares to other homes on the market. Luckily, there are certain remodelling jobs that will help to significantly boost the value of your home and we’ve listed the best ones below.
A Kitchen Reno
A kitchen that looks tired and old will immediately diminish the overall look of your whole home. Kitchens are where families tend to spend time, prepare food, and enjoy meals, and no one wants this space to feel cramped or dilapidated. The good news is that even if you’re working on a budget you can still give your kitchen a decent refresh. New cupboards, doors, and handles combined with a fresh coat of paint are good ways to give your kitchen a facelift and make sure it’s not bringing down the value of your home. However, if you have a bit more money to work with, new and updated appliances will go a very long way in not only ensuring that your home looks great but that it’s also safe.
Adding A Patio Or Deck
Adding a beautiful outdoor space to your property is one of the best and most effective ways to add value to your home in Queensland. Living in South East Queensland is all about embracing the lifestyle and you (or those who will be living in your home) simply can’t do that if there isn’t even a space to relax and soak up the sunshine or get cooking on the BBQ with a cold drink in your hand. What’s even better is that when you add a patio to your home, as long as you keep up with a little bit of maintenance, it won’t lose its value over the years.
Combine The Two!
Some of our favourite remodelling projects that we’ve seen have involved some kind of combination of a new kitchen and a new patio. Having a big, open plan kitchen that leads directly out onto your deck is the ultimate house goal. A space like this is modern and flexible, allowing you to easily transition from indoor to outdoor while also giving you the option of creating one big space for entertaining family and friends. This versatile combo will add thousands to the value of your home.
Add A Carport
Adding a carport to your home is an excellent way to give potential buyers an extra layer of security and reassurance, particularly in Queensland or hotter climates. A carport protects cars, utes, motorbikes, jet skis, and boats from harsh weather like strong UV rays, heavy rain, and wind. What’s even better is that carports give a great return on investment since they aren’t a particularly expensive addition to have installed in your property.
A Bathroom Refurb
When it comes to doing a bathroom based remodelling, you have two options. If your home already has enough bathrooms to match the number of bedrooms then you can renovate them. Similar to an outdated kitchen, an old bathroom that looks grimy will immediately detract from the value of your home. However, if you only have one bathroom but three bedrooms, adding a new bathroom to your home will massively increase its value and if you are planning on selling anytime soon, you’ll find that an additional bathroom will give you plenty more potential buyers.
Install A Pergola
A pergola is an excellent way to upgrade your outdoor area if you don’t have the budget for a patio or deck. Pergolas immediately add an element of sophistication to your outdoor space as well as a more multidimensional feel that makes your garden much more appealing. As well as the fact that a pergola will provide shade from the strong Queensland UV rays, it can also be strategically designed or placed in order to block any surroundings that aren’t too aesthetically pleasing.
At SEQ Patios, we know exactly how to design and build a patio, pergola, or carport that suits your home to a tee. With over 15 years of combined experience, we have the expertise to add maximum value to our clients’ homes and make them stand out from the crowd. To learn more about our services, get in touch with us today!