Are you wanting to add value to your home but don’t have a large budget to fully renovate? Even if you aren’t planning on selling your property in the near future, it is advisable to keep your home up to date and maintained so it doesn’t catch up with you all of a sudden when it is time to sell. And if you’re planning on staying put for a while, these small improvements will make your home more comfortable and appealing. You can read more in our guide to how much your house is worth.
Low maintenance landscaping
Clean up the lawn so it isn’t overgrown or patchy. If your garden is on the drab side – add some colour with indigenous plants and flowers in pots that are easy to maintain and won’t easily overgrown.
Make your home energy efficient
There are a few small and easy changes that can be made to a home including sealing draughty windows and adding water-saving fittings to your bathrooms such as low-flow showerheads and low-flow toilets. If you have more money to spend then add insulation to your attic and walls which will keep your home warm in winter and cool in the summer.
Invest in smart home technology
Smart home technology is becoming more and more mainstream and is a nice addition to a home to make living spaces more comfortable and convenient. A smart thermostat for example, allows to you check in and control your heating remotely. It can also provide real-time alerts to help you avoid frozen pipes and other hazards that could damage your home. Another easy smart technology investment is a smart doorbell that allows you to see and hear people at your door using your phone or tablet.
Install a home security system
As well as protecting your home from break-ins; installing a home security system can lower your insurance costs and is seen as a big asset to a home when selling.
Painting a room or even just 1 wall can brighten up a dull space and inject a new lease of life into a room. It is something easy and low cost that you can do yourself too as a small weekend project.
Update kitchen and bathroom fittings and fixtures
Although installing a brand new kitchen or bathroom is one of the most expensive renovation projects for a home; there are a few easy low cost things you can do to instantly update these rooms. Replacing taps, lighting fixtures or an old vanity are smaller and effective ways to improve the bathrooms and kitchens.
These simple, low cost home improvement suggestions can increase the value of your home and enhance your home for your immediate enjoyment. You can use our house value calculator to find out how much your house is worth.
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