No matter how new or old your home is, there is always some update or renovation that could increase its comfort, but also its value. And when it comes to boosting the value of any property, there are some renovations that are worth more than others, especially in big cities like Sydney. So, if you’re wondering how to be smart about investing in your home, here are some good renovation tips to increase its value.
Install new windows
If the windows on your home look shabby and old, many potential buyers will simply walk away, without even giving it a chance. However, it’s not the appearance that you should worry about. It’s where you live and installing new and high-quality windows is something you should do for your own sake. Some of those old windows are single-pane, which means that they could let air slip through them when closed. Not only does this create draft, but it’s decreasing the energy efficiency of your home. Investing in dual-pane windows will prevent any further heating and air-conditioning energy loss, but it will also provide your home with the insulation to keep the outside noise from bothering you. The fact that it will make your home look more appealing to any future buyer is just a bonus, although a very welcome one.
Consider split system air conditioning
Once you install new windows, the next logical step is to invest in a split system air conditioning. When combined, these two can keep your home cool and free of the high Sydney humidity. The advantages this type of air conditioning offers you over other A/C units are many. Other than being more affordable, it also takes less installation work. Installing it is as simple as calling a professional Western Sydney electrician and everything will be ready and done in no time. It’s less obtrusive than many window A/C units, since there are two units, the outdoor one and the modern-looking indoor one. These are connected with tubes and cables through the wall. Furthermore, you can connect several indoor units to a single outdoor one, so that you can cool more rooms than one simultaneously. And finally, this type of system is very quiet, since all the noise is made by the outdoor unit, meaning that you don’t even hear it inside. This investment is something most people would want in their homes, which could attract buyers in case you decide to sell it one day.
Give your backyard and curb a fresh look
Once you put your house up for sale, the first impression people have of it will be extremely important. This is why you should think about sprucing up your yard and your curb. The paint and the details of your curb will be the first thing people see, so make sure they look inviting and new. Fix your gates and fences and then repaint them. Pave your driveway and mow your lawn regularly to make your home look tidy and attractive. Plant some bushes, flowers or even a tree, and maybe even add a water feature in your back yard. If you’re OK with rolling up your sleeves, you can actually do the gardening yourself and save some money, while adding value to your home. Remove weed from your garden and flower pots, make sure your plants get enough water and that you clean the area around them frequently. All those plants, especially trees, will do more than put an accent on your garden’s good appearance. They will also provide some shade and cool you down during hot Sydney summers, which is something any buyer will probably appreciate.
No matter what your budget is, there is always a way to increase the value of your home. So, consider your options and do what you can to make your home a buyer’s dream.