How to add value to your home
The famous English idiom “there’s no place like home” originates from “The Bath Chronicle” an English newspaper in an article published in September 1781. Over 200 years later it still stands true, your home is one of the places you’ll spend most of your time in.
Investing in your home can add value, knowing the best ways to add value to your home has always been important – but never more so than in 2023.
Ways to invest in your home:
· The exterior matters
You know what they say about first impressions, the exterior of your home represents the first impression. It matters as much as the interior. Experimenting with a unique colour on your front door and a fresh coat of paint on your exterior walls will make a world of difference.
· Replace your garage door
This can change the entire aesthetic of your home and add lots of value.
· Refresh the interior
Painting is one of the cheapest and most impactful ways to invest in your home. Refreshing your wallpaper, new carpet, curtains or just simply a general decor refresh can make a major impact.
· Upgrade the kitchen
Upgrading your kitchen is always money well spent, the kitchen is the heart of most homes and investing in it will pay off.
If you have ever walked past a home and 'stopped to smell the roses', you'll recognise the importance of a beautifully manicured garden. Investing in a landscaper is essential.
· Update a bathroom
It’s often said that the places you should invest in most, in your home is your bathroom and kitchen. These spaces refresh a home and add value.
· Accentuating a sunny spot in the garden
Add a sheltered area where your family and friends can gather and enjoy a braai or simply spend time during the warmer days.
· Go “Smart”
Energy-saving and environmentally-friendly enhancements may be good for the planet – but they are also good for your home. Small improvements like installing smart lighting, upgrading to eco-friendly appliances and solar panels.
Before starting any renovation project do the necessary research on suppliers and contractors, look at reviews to ensure that you’re choosing the right suppliers.