If you’re a homeowner, then adding value to your home is something you probably think about often. You undoubtedly love your home, and whether you plan to live in it for many years to come or you’re considering selling within the next few years, there are ways you can improve your home and add value at the same time. Our residential architects share some of their favorite home additions that will add value.
When’s the last time you upgraded your stove, your refrigerator, your kitchen counters, or any of your other kitchen appliances? We tend to spend more time in our kitchens than nearly any other rooms in our homes, and it’s true that the kitchen serves as the gathering point for the entire household.
Investing in newer model refrigerators, dishwashers, ovens, and stoves will increase the value of your home, and you’ll also greatly enjoy the upgrades! You could also reconfigure the kitchen layout to better accommodate your needs. For example, if you love to entertain, think about knocking down a few walls to create a more open floor plan with a big kitchen island in the center to gather.
Do you wish you had an extra bedroom? Perhaps a home office, or a home gym? Converting your garage into an additional room is a great way to add value to your home, and it can be a relatively low-cost project that yields a great reward.
During the toughest times of the COVID-19 lockdown, we all understood how essential it is that we’re comfortable in our homes. As well as, how important it is to have different spaces within the home to retreat to. Enclosing your patio and turning it into a sunroom gives you an ideal spot to read and relax, and it doesn’t require any major structural changes to your home.
Adding an additional bathroom or half bath onto your home will definitely bump up the value. If you’ve got a crowded house then an extra bathroom can make everyone’s morning routines much easier.
Similar to converting your garage, you can also use your basement or attic space to add an extra room onto your home without any major structural changes. Maybe you’ve been wanting to build a playroom for your kids, or a guest bedroom for when friends and family come to town. The possibilities for this extra room are endless.
Bonus Tip: Always finish a home project.
Undertaking a renovation or an add-on project can feel like a lot of work, but with a thorough plan and advice from a residential architect, you can get the job done. We recommend always finishing a project before moving on to the next thing, even though it’s common to lose interest and lose your enthusiasm half-way through! Focusing on one project at a time will yield the best results, and can help you significantly increase the value of your home.
If you’d like to learn more about home additions that add value, or if you have any questions, please contact our residential architects today. We look forward to hearing from you.