Downward trends in the housing market can have a significant impact on the value of your home. The right renovations, whether small or large, can add value of your home in even the most unfavourable market.
One of the areas where you can make the greatest improvements is the exterior of your home. Timber decking, alone, will usually improve curb appeal and add a desirable feature. When home buyers are looking at properties, they typically shortlist those that need the least work.
Timber is warm and inviting, which is a feature that is always popular with individuals and families on the property ladder. A timber deck is both an aesthetic improvement and a practical feature in your yard. It provides a level area for dining or simply relaxing outdoors. The comfort afforded by timber decking is something that you should consider when you have room in the budget for an outdoor construction project. The cost of decking is easily recouped by the value it adds to your home, if you have future plans of selling up.
Outside Sheltered Spaces
Pergolas, verandas and patios are great additional features for the exterior of the home. Come rain or shine you will be able to spend time outside. During summer, these features provide spaces to cool off when the sun becomes too much to bear. These features also provide shelter from the less than desirable weather we can sometimes suffer. The value these projects can add should not be understated. Outside sheltered spaces are highly desirable in the NSW housing market.
Curb appeal is important. One of the biggest turnoffs for home buyers is an unmaintained yard. An artificial lawn is beneficial for homeowners who are not overly enthused by the prospect of doing yard work, including gardening. It doesn’t grow and is unaffected by any of the issues with which real grass has to contend with.
If you have the space and the budget, consider installing a swimming pool. Whether you are selling your home or not, a swimming pool is a great feature for sharing time with family or friends. However, it is important to consider the climate where you live. It is always important to speak to a property appraiser before taking on a pool installation project as it can come at a significant cost.
When you choose the right estate agent, knowing which home improvements to choose is a much simpler task. However, it is difficult to imagine being able to complete larger projects in the process of putting a home on the market. It is therefore important to familiarise yourself with the features that are trending on the property market. An estate agent or similar professional in the industry can provide advice on these issues.
If you need help and guidance on building inspections, Houspect in New South Wales can help. Call today if you have any questions about an outdoor project.