Always consider the resell value of your home when building.
In the excitement that comes from building a new home, home buyers often forget to consider aspects that will increase its resell value.
Although selling a brand new home is often far from the mind of the home owner, it is more convenient and cost effective to make valuable structural changes during the building stage than after it.
There are a few aspects of your home you should consider upgrading during the build process.
1. FIRST IMPRESSIONS
The façade provides a first impression of the home and can significantly increase its value. People gain confidence in the property when it is well-maintained, so the front yard is also important. The roof is another vital element. Roofing that is going to last longer and require less maintenance is something to seriously consider. Colorbond roofing is a good alternative to the standard tiles and offers a few advantages. It requires less maintenance than regular tiling, it retains its colour for longer and it is a popular look for a modern home.
Flooring may not be the first thing you consider when upgrading your home, however it does have a strong effect on the overall look of your home. Generally the more durable your flooring is, the higher the return on your investment. Wood, stone or tiles are all great options to add value to your home for an updated, modern look.
3. CEILING HEIGHT
Although it may seem insignificant, the height of your ceiling can make an enormous difference to the overall feel of your home. Increasing your ceiling height will help make your home feel bigger and it paves the way for more storage and features like ceiling fans or pendant lighting. Consider raising the roof in the main living areas of your home to create a feeling of openness, and leave the bedrooms as they are for a more cosy space.
4. UPDATE YOUR KITCHEN
The kitchen is the heart of the home, so it only goes to follow it is one of the most important rooms you can update to increase the value of a home. Energy efficient appliances and quality cabinetry should be at the top of your list. You should also consider upgrading your counter tops in both the kitchen and bathrooms. Counter tops can make or break a room, and if they look cheap and flimsy this will reflect through the entire space.
5. EXTRA ROOM
The price between two, three and four bedroom homes can increase significantly. Always consider what the market is looking for in a home, and try to tailor for this as much as you can without compromising on your own wants or needs. Follow this advice, and you may find your resell value increases.
6. GREEN YOUR HOME
Making your home more energy efficient can be as simple as having plenty of windows to provide natural light to more intricate methods like harnessing solar power. Quality insulation ensures the thermal comfort of the home. It acts as a barrier against heat entering the home in summer and warmth escaping the home in winter.
Choosing energy efficient appliances in your new home is another great way to save on your energy bills, especially with large appliances like your fridge, washing machine, dryer and dishwasher. Many new appliances have energy rating labels on them to help you make this decision. This will not only save you money on your bills, but will also increase the worth of the home.
For more information on how to increase the value of your home, contact your local Hotondo Homes builder here.