One of the best investments nowadays is building or buying your own house. With ever rising land values, in a few years you could sell your house for a considerably higher amount than you bought it for, if you do the right improvements to it since nobody would like to buy an outdated house. However, before any of such improvements are done, you need to consider if they are appropriate for your neighbourhood since if no one wants to buy your house for such a price, there is no use of the improvements, on a general basis; here are some of the best improvements that will add value to your home.
- Kitchen upgrades
This is the most sought after improvement by buyers. You can replace all cabinets, counter tops, appliances and flooring to give your kitchen a new look. Make it a point to add new technological appliances since the buyers are probably more familiar with such gadgets than you are. Also, the new owners are probably busier than you so they do not have time to wash the dishes and clean the kitchen. So install dish washers to make things easier.
- Add square footage
The bigger the house, greater the value! You can add more rooms or even more garden space since square footage does not exactly mean interior. This can be costly and time consuming, however if done right, it will pay off well. However, you need to plan your additions well rather than extending your house in an ad hoc manner. For example, if you have a small backyard and you build another room in that space, you’d obviously lose the backyard which will make your house feel more cramped up.
- New bathrooms
Bathrooms are seeing great improvements nowadays. From fully automatic commodes to super luxury bath tubs, bathrooms are becoming the centre of attention of any house. Hence invest in improving your bathrooms since that will appeal to your buyer. The cleanliness and standard of the bathroom can give a good impression on the rest of the house.
- Outdoor living space
People nowadays are fond of the great outdoors. They would love to spend their evenings relaxing in the backyard, reading their favourite magazine and sipping an iced tea or even invite friends and family over to have a get together. For all these, you need to have ample outdoor space and not a cramped up backyard. When it come home rebuilding, most constructors focus on the interior and completely forget the outdoors. Do some additions such as an outdoor Jacuzzi, a wooden deck, a garden swing, a built in BBQ etc. Get creative and think of various ideas to make your garden look more attractive.