We are coming close to the end of another decade, so it’s time to throw out the old and bring in the new, especially when it comes to home renovations. If you want to transform your home into a contemporary structure and add value to your space, we have the best tips for you to use.
2020 is going to be all about adding valuable structures onto homes. So take a look at these top six effortless ways you can spruce up your home with convenient applications that will add value to your property.
1. Add Automatic Awnings to Car Parks, Verandas and Windows
If you have high rainy seasons and temperatures that reach 40°C, you may want to add as much shade to your property as possible. Automatic awnings are ideal for homes that experience extreme weather conditions.
Awnings can protect parts of your home from the elements. Think of your car park or veranda: you don’t want these areas to get damaged by the sun or hail. An awning adds an extra layer of protection to these areas so you don’t have to replace fixtures or repaint walls as often.
You may prefer automatic awnings, especially if you install them onto verandas and outside windows, because they can retract when you want the sun to shine through. These are folding arm awnings that can be controlled using a motor, which makes it convenient to operate.
So how does an awning add value to your home? Well, it allows you to utilise more outdoor space while being protected from the elements. It’s also a way to add protection to your outdoor furniture, sensitive plants, walls and flooring.
Adding awnings outside your window can also create more sustainability, because it will block rooms from the sun to keep the areas cool. The awnings will eliminate the need to use air conditioners and it will protect your windows from dirt, rain & hail.
2. Redecorate All your Rooms
You’ll know when it’s time to redecorate a room when you see the following:
- Peeling paint
- Rusted fixtures
- Squeaking doors and windows
- Cracks around the ceiling and walls
- Lifting tiles or floorboards
- Mould in between tiles and in corners
Redecorating a room not only adds to the aesthetics of your property but it can also increase the value of your home. Replace old fixtures and give rooms a new coat of paint that will complement your décor.
If you want to sell your property one day, people will see how well you’ve maintained your home which could increase your chances of a sale.
3. Replace Old and Broken Structures
Do you have broken roof tiles and gutters that are about to fall off your house? It’s time to start replacing all those old and broken down structures inside & outside your home. Simply fixing your roof, gutters and repainting your outside walls can increase the value of your home by at least $12,000.
Other old parts of your house that can be replaced are the following:
- Retiling bathrooms and kitchens
- Filling drilled holes
- Adding motorised gates and garage doors
4. Remodel Your Patio to Add Value to Your Home
The patio area is where people sit and enjoy the outdoors. Some patios are open with no canopy and other designs have roofs with pillars.
Making your patio more aesthetically pleasing can cost you between $2000 and $4000 because of repainting, renovating the roof & retiling, but it has an impressive return on investment (up to 80%). To make renovating your patio budget-friendly, add folding arm awnings to cover the area. Awnings are elegant and won’t compromise the aesthetics of your structure.
It’s advised that you cover your patio with a canopy so it can protect outdoor furniture and your tiled floors. You also want to be sheltered from the elements when you sit outside, so ensure you always opt for a patio design with a canopy or awning.
5. Add an Office to Your Home
Converting a room into an office can add value to your home. Some corporate people bring work home with them. An office is an excellent way to add a personal space for yourself or a future home owner to be more productive.
The office doesn’t have to be exceptionally big, but it must have all the elements to make it comfortable and relaxing to work in. Add the following to your office space:
- A large window for airflow and sunlight
- Indoor blinds to block out the sun when it’s too harsh
- Air vents
- Calming décor colours
You may increase your chances of selling your property if you add an office to your home. Remember to ensure the office has an elegant and calming environment that both men & women can use.
6. Give the Garden a Full Make Over
A well-kept garden is attractive and it will make your property more appealing to buyers. Maintain your garden by trimming trees, shrubs & rosebushes and keeping your flowerbeds neat. Mow the grass regularly and ensure you plant some trees around your home to provide shade.
You could also add interesting shapes to your garden by adding borders, garden paths and raised flowerbeds. Sprucing up your garden can add kerb appeal to your home which will increase your chances of selling your home.
How will you be renovating your home in 2020? Let us know which value-adding tip you liked by leaving us a comment below. We’d be happy to hear your opinions on our tips so we can provide more exciting content for you to enjoy.