If you’ve grown tired of your home’s look and feel or your family is starting to outgrow your space, a renovation or extension is a great option. Not only will you achieve an updated and modern home, you’ll be able to remain in the area you and your family love.
Whether you’re planning on living in your existing home for another few years, or forever, it always pays to consider the value of your renovation. Keep reading to discover 5 ways to increase the value of your home.
1. Update your kitchen and bathrooms
Undertaking a renovation to your kitchen or bathroom is one of the most expensive kinds of home renovations however, the results will likely be worth it. Whether you take this opportunity to add a bath, build a larger pantry or simply update the look of your space, the livability of your home will be transformed.
There will likely be some painting required when renovating your bathroom or kitchen so when both are done together the results will be spectacular. Not only will you notice a huge difference in your everyday living, your home’s resale value will soar.
2. Build a granny flat
A self-contained area, whether attached or detached from the house, is always a winner. A well-designed granny flat can become a parent’s or teenager’s retreat, a home office or study zone, guest house and so much more.
Designing a granny flat with a few purposes in mind is a great way to give yourself an additional room that can be transformed based on whatever your family needs at the time. And of course, an extra room means extra dollars when it comes time to sell up.
3. Improve your outdoor living areas
An outdoor area that is protected from the elements and captures the winter sun can add an additional living space to your house, without the cost. Especially in Brisbane where we can use our outdoor areas all year round. We recommend ensuring your outdoor living area is low maintenance and easily accessible from the kitchen for maximum convenience.
If you’re looking for a company for a specific outdoor renovation in Brisbane, we recommend Dorset Bottega – Adam and his team create spectacular outdoor spaces that blend seamlessly into the rest of the house.
4. Use cabinetry to create multi-purpose spaces
An office that can be converted to a spare room is a cost-effective and efficient use of your existing space. At one of our recent projects, we installed a fold-down bed that, when not being used, looks like a beautiful piece of cabinetry. The same can be done with a home office or study nook, which can be closed away using bi-fold or cabinetry doors.
5. Bring in natural light
Ideally, a house should never need artificial lighting during daylight hours. Cutting in windows to light up dark areas or give views to your garden will improve the feeling of space in a house. Thermal block glazing will let in light while keeping out the heat in summer. Louvre windows are also another great option, providing almost 100% ventilation to the window space, creating cross breezes and cooling down your home.
If you’re ready to learn more about increasing the value of your home, get in touch with Brian and the team at Eiffe Builders today. We’d be happy to share our expertise and help get you started!