4 High-Value Add-ons to Your Home Guaranteed to Increase Property Value
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Your home deserves the best of fixtures, additions, and features. After all, this is where you spend the bulk of your time –that’s even more so these days as more people are working from home.
If you’re thinking of doing some remodeling and are looking for the best additions to your home, the tips in this article will give you a few ideas that you can take and run with.
Add New Decks
Let’s start with something that adds great aesthetic and financial value to your property: decks. Only instead of wood decks, you should consider using composite deck materials or something known as fake wood.
These are often made from recyclable materials, are easy to install, and are a great option for people who are environmentally conscious. Plus, they look great –sometimes, even better than actual wood.
The deck can serve as an extra space for you and the family to spend some time together outdoors. Some people actually prefer going out to the deck and doing some work there when they’re feeling cooped up. You can too if you add the deck to your home.
Change Home Appliances to Energy Efficient Ones
If your home’s appliances are dated or have low energy efficiency ratings, you should trade them in for newer, higher efficiency appliances. Talk to your local hardware store about the possibility of a trade-in and see if they are open to it –most are.
And if they’re not, you can put them up on eBay, Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or any local classified ads site. Then, when people buy the appliances, you can add some more money and purchase the newer or more modern appliance.
We’re seeing higher average global temperatures with each summer. Therefore, swimming pools in homes are pretty much becoming a necessity; not a luxury. So, if you have the space and the budget, consider adding a pool to your property.
And before you rule out this add-on because of possible budget limitations, contact multiple pool installation companies to see what the cost implications are. Costs often vary depending on the size of the pool you’ll need.
Hint: you don’t need an Olympic-sized swimming pool in your backyard –a modest-sized one will do just fine. And if you can’t afford a pool, consider pool alternatives like an inflatable pool that you can put up and dismantle as needed.
Install a Smart Home Security System
Smart home security systems are a great addition to the home because of their safety features. Apart from theft protection, they also double as fire protection, carbon monoxide detection, climate control, and a 24/7 security system.
With this in the home, you’ll have absolute peace of mind even when you’re away from the house for extended periods. Plus, the real-time feedback and information that it provides means that you can easily contact the police on time with relevant details IF there’s ever a break-in or burglary, as you’ll have all the details ready for them.
Interestingly, most criminals know these systems and tend to avoid homes that have them.