Ways to Add Value to Your Home

Whilst every home is different, here are three simple and affordable ways to add value to your existing home.

If you are planning to sell your home or simply wanting to increase the value, there are ways to improve your home in a cost-effective way. You should decide what parts of the home you are looking to add value to in order to achieve the result you want.

By making a plan and sticking to a budget, you will feel more organised and successful once each job has been completed. Whilst every home is different, there are three simple and affordable ways to add value to your existing home.

Update Your Home’s Finishes

A simple way to freshen up your home is with a fresh coat of paint! Painting your home is an inexpensive way to lift the mood of your home and have the “new home feeling.” 

If you are looking to sell your home, the clean look from a new coat of paint can increase your property’s value and make your home more appealing to a range of buyers.

The colours chosen for walls in a house will create a feeling when you enter a room. Neutral colours are often the go to colour choice for walls. Updating your wall colour allows you to redesign and rearrange the room as your heart desires without feeling limited.

Whether you are looking to tackle this as a DIY approach or hire a professional to complete the work, the options are endless. If you are wanting to only do two rooms, DIY might be the way to go. However, if you choose to do the whole house, it might be recommended for you to source quotes from a professional to complete the work.

Upgrade to Energy-Saving Features like Solar

Solar electricity is one way to benefit you and the environment at the same time.

Whilst it is already a significant benefit for homeowners, installing solar on your property will increase its value. Although solar panels do have a high upfront cost, there are companies that have finance options for their packages and solar is viewed as a great investment asset.

The environmental impacts of solar panels will help reduce your carbon footprint significantly. Once installed, your solar panels will generate clean, renewable energy for your home. Financially, solar panels typically deliver good savings and help to reduce your electricity bills.

Installing solar panels on your roof is perhaps one of easiest ways to reduce your electricity bill and carbon footprint. Solar energy is a low maintenance investment and once installed, will generate clean, renewable energy for your home.

Other benefits to solar energy aside from its reduced environmental impact is the Government Solar Rebate available.

If you are interested in making the switch to solar and save money, click here and let us know! QPG offers a free solar energy consultation and management process for those wanting to upgrade their home.

Freshen Up Your Outdoor Space

Having a place to enjoy after a long day at work or even just another area that entertains the kids only benefits the household especially during lockdowns or isolation. Simple backyard improvements that can add value to your home and make times at home more enjoyable.

An outdoor living space with comfy furniture will encourage you to relax outside while drinking a coffee or read a book.

Improving your landscaping with fresh vegetation or new plants will improve the appeal of your home. New plants and re-turfing an existing garden area can increase value. If you are new to gardening, visit your local nursery and ask for advice on developing your backyard space.

If your backyard it big enough, add a pool! If you plan on living in the house for a while, a pool might be the investment you’re missing! As more people are spending more time at home, the demand for pool installation has increased significantly. Although, a pool may not be something to consider if you are looking to sell the house. 

For more low-maintenance backyard inspiration, click here to read more about how to get most out of your backyard space.

If you are looking to sell your home and would like a free property appraisal to see what your home is currently valued at, click here and we can connect you with a property expert with in your area. 

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