As an owner of residential or commercial property, value is everything. Increasing the value of your property isn’t as difficult as it may seem. You don’t need to add a pool or build a whole addition onto the house to help your property earn more. There are small, simple, affordable ways to upgrade your property. These renovations can come in the form of appliances, as well as internal and external features.
Try some of these simple renovations on your next remodel. Buyers or renters are consistently impressed by these factors at any property.
Energy Efficient Construction
A major draw of many properties is energy efficiency. Many consumers are now focused on a green energy model in order to help save the planet and reduce our individual carbon footprints. There are also monetary benefits to an energy efficient property. The utilities bill is lower, and the construction is often more durable. This means less repairs and replacements.
Lighting Fixtures and Windows
There are many ways to improve the energy efficiency of a home. One such way is through the use of energy saving lighting fixtures. Adding CFLs or Compact Fluorescent Lamps can save you hundreds in utilities each year.
Windows as well can be maximized for efficient energy usage. Installing new window glass and new light bulbs are both very simple projects. They can be completed on a short timeline without disrupting the activities taking place in the property.
Roofing and exterior services can make the difference between a massive utility bill, and a more manageable one. One of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint and save money on your electric bill is by maximizing energy efficient roofing.
A proper roofing company can complete installations that keep the A/C from escaping the home, meaning that cooling and heating the residence is easier and requires less energy. Insulating roofing is a great way to add value to the property for the major sell that it saves money and reduces your carbon footprint.
The kitchen is one area of a residency that buyers take seriously. A major element of the visual and utility value of the kitchen is the countertop. The construction impacts how durable and sanitary the counters are. It also impacts how easy they are to clean, and how they look in conjunction with the rest of the interior design of the home.
Old, worn down countertops can be easy to forget about, but not for buyers. It is one of the first things they notice. Replacing the countertops with new, durable, easy to clean material is a great way to maximize the value of your property without having to do a full kitchen renovation.
Beyond simply factoring in energy efficiency, the lighting design is important for the full visual value of the property. Much of the internal mood set by the design of a home is affected by lighting. Rooms with poor lighting are less appealing and therefore harder to sell.
Installing lighting is a bit more difficult than a simple cosmetic renovation. This is still much easier though than any full room remodels. You can also introduce lamps and movable lighting to these rooms so that people who are viewing the property can appreciate the full value of the space without being distracted by low lighting.
Your property could be losing value for factors you didn’t even consider. The lack of simple elements like energy efficiency, new countertops, and lighting can all drive the property value down. It is essential, therefore, to renovate these features so you can get the best value from selling or renting your residential or commercial property.