Building your dream home only to see it drop dramatically in listing price over the years is a nightmare we would all rather avoid.
Unfortunately, it tends to happen to a lot of people, especially if they pay poor attention to vital factors that can make or break their home’s future in the real estate market.
So, have you done everything you can to ensure that your home retains its value?
Here are 5 features our Adelaide building experts recommend to maintain and grow your home's value.
Closed spaces can make even the biggest house feel small, and that can seriously affect the price. When designing your home, plan for large spaces to give a wonderfully open and spacious feel to the room. Open plan living is very popular for a reason, and it ages very well.
Have a Gorgeous Garden
Landscaping is a great way to build and maintain value for your home. After all, it’s one of the first things that potential buyers will see when they look at your home, and it can give it quite a big boost to its appearance. Landscaping should be integral in the design stage of your home, however it can be accounted for at a later time with relative ease.
Let There Be Light
A sure fire way to bump up your home in the marketplace is to let in as much natural light as possible. Not only will this make your home seem bigger, it can also serve to make your home more energy efficient. Double glazed windows are a great way to reduce your power bill while adding value, learn more about their energy efficiency benefits here.
Going green will not only please mother nature, it will please your future buyers too. Environmental sustainability can be built into your home from the very beginning, but it can also be introduced post-build. Solar panels, grey water recycling facilities and Hebel panelling are just some of the ways you can go green, learn more about them, and how they can help reduce your utility bill, here.
Have a Knockout Kitchen and Bathroom
Real estate agents are constantly telling us that having an amazing kitchen and bathroom is a must - and they’re absolutely right. Whether you’re designing your home from scratch or looking to renovate, it is essential that you place a high importance on the look and feel of the kitchen and bathroom. Remember people are in these rooms all the time, and as such should be paid special attention.
For some great, timeless kitchen and bathroom ideas, click here.
Whether you’re building, selling or renovating, it is important to consider if what you’re doing will add or detract value from your home. However, by taking into account these 5 key aspects, you will find yourself with a house that ages like a fine wine.