Home additions that will improve the aesthetic and market value of your home

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 17 January 2018 08:04

Your home is probably good enough as it is, but there’s nothing stopping you from making it even better. You can easily accomplish this with the following additions that will improve your home’s aesthetic and market value.

When you bought your home, you were more than likely happy and wholly satisfied with what you got. However, if ever a time comes for you to sell your home, you might suddenly realise that prospective buyers aren’t as enthused by your property as you were, when you bought it. This lack of enthusiasm on the part of prospective buyers might lead to you making the dreaded sacrifice of compromising, by selling your home at a price that’s less than what you actually think it’s worth.

Fortunately, such a sacrifice might not be necessary, as you can easily make your home more attractive and appealing to anyone (including prospective buyers) by carrying out the following additions on your property. Not only will these boost the curb appeal of your home, they’ll also improve the market value of the property.

  1. Install a deck

An effective investment you can make to increase living space in your home is adding a deck. Decks are especially valuable in homes located in areas where there’s good weather for most of the year. Prospective buyers will appreciate the presence of a deck, because of the unique design and comfort it adds to a property, as well as how much usable space it provides. You can benefit more from installing a deck by using easy-to-maintain materials to build it.

  1. Install better windows

If your home’s windows are outdated, this probably means your property is not only less valuable aesthetically, but also less efficient. You can improve the efficiency and beauty of your home by installing double-glazed windows, which are capable of keeping your interior cool in summer and better insulated in winter. It will also eliminate drafts and reduce the cost of energy bills. Such an addition will be greatly appreciated by prospective buyers and will imply that you can state a better asking price.

Aside from double-glazed glass, the sort of material used for the window frame can also determine the efficiency and beauty of a window. uPVC and aluminium are window frame upgrade options that many homeowners currently favour.

  1. Add more bathrooms or remodel current ones

Investing in your bathrooms is an effective way to improve the value of your property. The return on investment of such an addition is significant, regardless of whether you’re simply upgrading the bathroom to a better looking one or adding more bathrooms to the property. If adding a whole new bathroom is too costly for you, consider upgrading your existing one by installing a better bathtub, adding a double sink, new wall tiles and flooring, as well as adding a few modern amenities and a new coat of paint.C:\Users\user\Desktop\dailypost\kitchen-2014860_1280.jpg

  1. Upgrade the kitchen


You can upgrade the kitchen by adding better cabinets, counters and appliances. Such upgrades don’t need to be overly extensive, as even moderate kitchen upgrades can significantly improve the market value of a property.

Bathrooms and kitchens are two areas prospective buyers pay close attention to, so the more reasons you give a buyer to fall in love with these particular rooms, the higher the chances of your property attracting customers at a great price. Features you can add to your kitchen to make it more tempting include a new dishwasher, a pantry, centre island, as well as similar features that add space and boost functionality.

  1. Create more usable space on the premises

A spacious house is a loved home. This is why home improvements that increase the amount of functional space yield a higher return on investment, compared to improvements that focus simply on aesthetics. Improvements that focus on space can also be significantly cheaper.

Some renovations that can add usable space to your home include:

  • Adding a shed: According to experts at Wide Span Sheds, “…the right shed can provide more storage and usable space, and at the same time improve the overall beauty of your premises…”


There are a wide variety of shed options to choose from to improve your home. The important thing is to pick a type of shed that best matches the home’s needs and complements the property’s aesthetics.


  • Adding an attic bedroom: If you have unused space in the attic, you can turn it into usable living space. The space can serve as a bedroom or as a home office.


  • Create habitable space in the basement: Remodelling the basement is just as beneficial as remodelling the attic. A basement remodel and making it habitable can add a significant percentage to the final selling price of your home, so don’t let it go to waste.


  1. Improve security

Adding security features to your home will be very much appreciated by prospective buyers. Examples of such security features include sturdier windows, doors, locks, and better security lighting.

  1. Make the property more environmentally friendly

A more environmentally friendly property is usually more energy-efficient, which usually means less energy bills. This is a feature that few prospective buyers will be able to overlook when considering your home for purchase. Examples of green features you can add are energy-efficient lighting and solar panels. Such shrewd energy-efficient improvements have proven to enhance the resale value of homes.

  1. Basic improvements

Finally, if you want to make your home more attractive, sometimes all you need to do is slap on a fresh coat of paint. A new paint job will have your home looking like new, at very little cost.

Other basic improvements that can have a similar effect include rectifying any plumbing or electrical issues that your home might have, as well as repairing broken windows, roof leakages, and similar issues.

The additions recommended here have been proven to yield a significant return on investment for homeowners. So, whether you’re looking to improve your home for your own enjoyment or for resale purposes, these suggestions will produce far reaching and satisfying results.

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James Stevenson

Hi, My name is James and I've been involved in the property and real estate industry for 10 years now. I hope people will like to read about my thoughts and experiences in the industry and please contact me if you want to discuss my articles further!

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