If it feels like the house is getting too small or the family is getting bigger, renovating your home could be a better option than buying a new one. Adding a room or more space is a great way to add value to your home. This is a big decision to make, so you need to think it through carefully and make a plan to ensure it is done efficiently and properly. When it comes to renovations, there are several different things you can do to increase space and value for your house.
Why You Need to Consider Renovating Your Home?
Houses today need one and half bathrooms for every bedroom, so if you do not have enough, adding a new one can make a big difference. An additional bathroom means more space for getting ready in the busy morning hours and a better-looking prospect in terms of potential buyers should you ever decide to sell. You can add a master bathroom if you have space or a small half bath and both will have a positive impact.
By adding smart features to your home you increase efficiency and value to the home. With a heavy focus on the environment and energy efficiency today, smarter homes are more appealing. Additions for improving efficiency can include new windows, solar lighting, or a new heat pump but all will improve energy use in the home. The house becomes more attractive to potential buyers and you save on energy bills.
Adding a extra rooms or sunrooms to the side of the house not only adds valuable natural lighting to the home, but it adds value. These rooms are perfect for relaxing and entertaining and allow for natural lighting. This means you can cut back on electricity use. Sunrooms are also ideal for indoor gardens which helps improve air quality in the home.
You can extend the size of your kitchen if needed by adding a pantry or storage room. This can serve as additional storage space as well. Small modifications like this make a big impact by opening up space in a room that gets a lot of traffic. Storage is also a popular feature that prospective buyers will look for, so adding a pantry to the kitchen will increase the house value too.
Not all renovations have to be big projects. You can enhance the value of your home by doing a little touch-up work. Painting the exterior, interior, and adding new features or appliances is a quick way to make the home look new again. The curb appeal of a home is important so invest in your yards and gardens too. A clean lawn with healthy and colorful bushes is very appealing and can add instant value to the home.
When it comes to improving the appeal and value of your home, consider renovations first. Buying a new home doesn’t have to be the only option when you need more space. Adding a bathroom, sunroom, or additional room or expanding an existing room gives you more space and increases the home’s value. Whatever renovations you decide to try, reach out to us and we can help you find the right fit for your budget and your needs.