5 Unique Ideas to Add Great Value to Your Home

Written by Posted On Saturday, 02 April 2016 01:10

One of the best long term investments you can make is adding value to your home. Chances are at some point you will be selling your home, and when that time comes, you will want to get as much for it as you can. So whether you are planning on selling it soon, or in the distant future, you should look for ways that you can add value to your home. Here are 5 suggestions to get you started.

Add A Pond

One thing people often overlook when trying to add value to their home is that you need to work on the outside as well as the inside. Fixing up your yard can go a long way towards improving the value of your home, and can make it more appealing for potential buyers. Adding a pond to your backyard is one way to make your home stand out, and can offer an element of relaxation to your home. Depending on your own abilities, a pond is something that you can build yourself, or you can hire a company to do it for you. It is a small investment now that could pay large dividends down the road. 


In addition to adding a pond, you should take a look around the rest of the yard and see where you can spruce it up. Consider adding some bushes, trees or flowers to give the yard a nicer look. Be sure to fix up the front yard as well as the back, as this is the first area that potential buyers will see. A good first impression is key to getting good value for your home, and this all starts with the front yard. Here are a few landscaping suggestions that can help to improve any yard.

Add A Sauna

If you really want to do something big, and you have the money to do so, then you can consider adding a sauna to your home. A home with a sauna offers a place where you can go to relax and take a nice, hot steam. Usually this type of luxury is reserved for gyms and spas, but now you can get one installed right in your home. You can even get an infrared sauna for your home which uses a different kind of technology to heat the room up. Potential buyers are sure to be impressed if they walk into your home to find a sauna waiting for them. 

Sun Tubes

Are there rooms in your home that do not get enough sunlight? Have you considered adding a skylight, but didn't have the space for it? A good alternative is to get sun tubes installed. Sun tubes are like small overhead lights that use the sun to light up a room. By inserting a connecting tube between your ceiling and the outside of your roof, these tubes can direct sunlight into your home, providing a warm and soft light. It is a unique way to light up a room, and a great way to save money on energy costs that your buyers are sure to love. 

Go Green

Lastly, more people these days are concerned about the impact they are having on the environment. By going green in your home, you can reduce energy costs and even help to save the planet a little bit. Things like solar panels and energy efficient appliances can be very attractive to new buyers. With solar panels, you essentially just pay the cost to have them installed. This means that future buyers won't have to worry about paying much for their electric bill – something that will be very important to them. 

Start Adding Now

It can take time to add value to your home, so start planning it out now. See where your home needs work, and what you can do to add a little bit of value at a time. That way, your budget isn't hurt too much each week, but when the time comes to sell, you'll be happy that you made all of the upgrades. Hopefully the above list was able to give you some ideas so that you can get started adding value to your home.




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Bethany Mairinger

My name is Bethany a blogger and independent freelance journalist. Working as an independent media consultant since 2009. I've contributed a lot of news articles, ideas, inventions and more on various online weblogs.

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