Exciting Ways to Add Value to your Home
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If you’re thinking about selling your home, then now is the time to make a few renovations that will help you to increase its overall value. Even if you do not want to sell, it still may be time to think about renovating your home. This will not only allow you to enjoy it more, but it will also help you increase the value for the future, when you do decide to move on. One thing is certain, you won’t be alone in the world, as a recent Bankrate survey reveals that over 36 million people in the US alone plan on upgrading their homes over the rest of 2016. Here are some exciting, inspiring ways you can easily add value to your property.
Sun tubes allow large amounts of light into a home, helping to create the illusion of space, and framing a room in a truly new light. Lighting is a very easy way to increase the appeal of a property, and sun tubes are a less expensive choice than skylights. They use reflective material to funnel in the light, which is captured from a capped hole that reaches down through the rooftop. They are not just great at capturing sunlight, but moonlight as well!
Go Green with Heating
Right now, conservation is a great way to get buyers’ attention, and what better way to make a green change then with your heating system? Something simple, such as buying a solar powered water heater, can help you reduce your water heating bills and receive a tax credit to offset its costs. Plus, when you sell your home, you can offer a great perk; low energy bills. These days, modern energy saving systems can a huge amount of appeal to buyers, and therefore to the property’s value.
Add an Orangerie
Orangeries are a great way add ambience, space, and value to a home. The unique lantern roofs offer an architectural treat for the eyes, and the pillars offer privacy and style. Orangeries tend to be bright and airy, making them a great way to absorb the summer sun (or winter sun, on occasion) from the sanctuary of the home. You can find a bespoke orangerie that will fit any larger home perfectly, and materials used in construction these days are durable and sustainable.
Replace your Front Door
Most people don’t give much thought to their front door, but replacing your door can actually offer you a full return on your investment when it comes to the value of your home. So, it may be time to take a look at modern, stylish options. Sometimes repainting your front door can do the trick, but first impressions really do count. Kerb appeal is definitely enhanced, so refreshing your door is well worth your time.
Replace Windows with French Doors
Finally, French doors are a great way to open up a room and offer easy access to the back garden. As well as allowing the room to flood with natural light, French doors are immediately eye catching. Add a small patio behind the French doors, and you take an average family room and turn it into the centrepiece of your home.