4 Home Improvements Ideas to Add Value to Your Home
Home improvement is big business, and there are plenty of home improvement ideas to trawl through before you find something that actually adds value to your home. Even during the pandemic, Aussies spent more on home renovations than at any other time since records began 50 years ago, according to data from the ABC. Home improvements, spurred on by lockdowns and stimulus measures in response to COVID, increased renovation spending by $9.2 billion, with almost 25,000 renovators applying.
But while we’re spending more than ever on upgrades to our properties, there are still plenty of things you can do to add value to your home without breaking the bank. Whether upgrading your home or looking to sell, learning how to add value to your home will give you a great starting point when organising your home improvement budget and priorities. One of which should be the security of your home.
Alongside bathroom renovations, a fresh coat of paint and outside home improvements, upgrades to your home’s security can quickly increase your home’s value and safety. Discover how safety and home improvement can add value to your home!
1. Beautify the bathroom
Your bathroom doesn’t need to be extravagantly designed with Italian marble to make a great first impression. Sometimes all your bathroom needs is a quick tidy-up to breathe new life into the space. If you’re selling your home, ensure your bathroom is freshly cleaned before any house inspections or appraisals. Remove clutter and add luxury hand soap and a fresh hand towel for the perfect finishing touch.
As for minor upgrades and renovations that are cost-effective, try a combination of the following if your bathroom looks a little neglected.
- Repaint and retile cracked or outdated tiles
- Update bathroom fixtures–taps, showerheads, towel racks and light fittings
- Fix discoloured or cracked grout between tiles
- Modernise your basin, vanity or toilet
2. Add a fresh coat of paint
New paint can brighten up your home and create a more enjoyable atmosphere. Depending on your preferences and budget, you can even repaint the interior of your home as a DIY project, allowing you to keep the total cost down. If you do decide to go down the DIY path, get someone experienced involved and make sure you’re well prepared with the suitable equipment and materials. That way, you’ll have the guidance to do an excellent job on your first try.
When choosing paint colours, lighter shades help to make rooms appear more spacious. Colour choice is a complex art, so it’s a good idea to consult someone with an ‘eye’ for colour and design. You can even ask a paint sales representative for some free advice. Social Media platforms like Pinterest, TikTok and Instagram can help piece together your ideas for colours and textures.
3. Define your outdoor space
Consider yourself lucky if your property includes a backyard, courtyard or garden. Homes with an outdoor area are much more attractive to prospective buyers since many desire the value of outdoor spaces.
Is your outdoor area lacking in style or character? You could install a range of design features to set your space apart — vertical garden walls and water features are two affordable updates that can have an eye-catching impact. Even new outdoor furniture can revive your outdoor spaces by swapping out old and tired chairs and tables with something more modern and pleasing to the eyes.
4. Bring the outdoors, indoors
An innovative home improvement idea is building a private space within your existing outdoor area or pergola using Amplimesh® folding doors. A custom outdoor room is ideal for creating a sense of calm and seclusion for small gatherings or private relaxation for a bug-free outdoor/indoor look. Plus, when it’s raining, you can still be outside without being outside.
4. Install security screens
Strong home security is high on the priority list for many buyers. People are highly safety conscious and want to buy properties with safety features like security doors.
Not having quality security screen doors can be a red flag to someone inspecting your home. Even worse, a damaged fly screen or poor-quality screens simply won’t cut it when you’re looking to increase the value of your home.
But don’t think for a second that a new, upgraded security screen door will come at the expense of your home’s aesthetic and style. Amplimesh® screen doors aren’t just Australia’s first choice in keeping homes safe and secure. Backed by Capral Aluminium, our security doors and window screens are available in various colours, with options for individual tastes for every Amplimesh® installation.
Made to meet Australian standards, installing Amplimesh® security screens can help you qualify for a decreased home and contents insurance premium. Saving you money on your insurance all while keeping your home and family safe.
You don’t have to break your budget to increase the value of your home because installing new security screen doors is an affordable option for any home improvement plan.
Check out the Amplimesh® product range, contact a local authorised dealer, and get a quote today for extra security and added value to your home.