Upgrading your home either to increase comfort or increase its value doesn’t have to be an expensive or time-consuming affair, according to Community Builders Tulsa. A few simple tips should help you achieve your objective. Something as simple as upgrading your heating or installing a fresh coat of paint can work wonders to increase your property’s aesthetic appeal and overall value.
There are two main factors to bear in mind before starting the upgrade journey. First, don’t spend beyond your budget. And the second is to ensure the work is done by a professional unless it’s as simple DIY that doesn’t require technical expertise.
Upgrade your heating
Installing central heating will improve not only your home’s comfort but also its value. Consider a gas option, especially where oil prices are high. Be sure to invest in an energy efficient model as it’s worth the extra cost. An energy saving central air conditioner will pay for itself in terms of cost savings on utility bills. Moreover, that means lower bills for any potential buyer of your property.
When it comes to bedrooms, the more the better. However, be sure they’re of reasonable size. If you go the extra-bedroom route, consider adding an en-suite. Having an extra bathroom increases the home’s value. Plus, who doesn’t need an extra bathroom?
If you have an old bathroom, you definitely need to give it a facelift. Try to make it more modern, think underfloor heating, power showers, etc. If you’re not sure what colors to choose, you’ll never go wrong with white.
Loft extensions and conversions
Extra space in the home will always give your home an instant upgrade-provided the building work is up to par and the workmanship is tip top. Be careful not to go over your budget as extensions can be quite costly. Work with a professional who can give you a good estimate beforehand.
If you have old windows, consider installing double glazed windows. In addition to being sleek, modern and functional, they should more than pay for themselves provided they complement the design and are of good quality. Seek professional advice before installing new windows as it wouldn’t be practical or worth the cost in some cases.
Installing a new kitchen can be costly, so weigh your options before making the big decision. A new, modern and properly installed kitchen would nonetheless increase the value of your home but there are cases where doing it just to sell your house will unlikely repay the costs.
Curb appeal counts
Your homes curb appeal speaks volumes about its value. If you have a nice curvy walkway, try to complement it with lanterns and flowers. Walk all the way to the entrance of your house and see what really stands out. Inspect the gutters and ensure the lawn is well maintained. You can ask your neighbor for an objective view of your curb appeal. If the first thing a visitor sees is your old door, give it a fresh coat of paint. You will be surprised what the little things can do.