6 Key Ways to Add Value to Your Home
By Radiant Lighting | 31 Jul 2019 | 0 Comments
Guest Blog Post by Chris Gray from Matter Solutions
6 Key Ways to Add Value to Your Home
There are several reasons to add value to your home. It could be that you want to sell it, get it ready for special guests, out-do your neighbour’s new re-vamp or simply just give yours a much-needed makeover. Whatever your personal reason for wanting to add value to your home, you are in luck because there are several ways to do it.
1. Paint your home
A new paint job will give your home an immediate facelift. Ensure you choose a bright, sunny day when doing the exteriors. For the interiors, you might want to get some help for the ceilings from professionals as it's cumbersome and quite literally a pain in the neck. Tackle one room at a time to minimise messes and clutters. The first coat of paint can be put on in the morning and allowed to dry completely before adding on a topcoat in the afternoon or the next day. Make sure that you keep in mind what other changes you plan to make before choosing your paint colours (especially if you are going to splurge for some new furnishings or art pieces) as you need to make sure that the new paint colours complement all the features of your home.
2. Replace your ceiling lights
Replacing old luminaries that you have lived with for some time will add immense value to your home. Radiant Lighting have a team of design consultants that help their clients with considerate placement of lights, push design boundaries, create atmosphere and bring out warmth and textures in the spatial environments. Ceiling lights have become a neglected facet to many interior designers and architects alike where function has laid waste to design, resulting in an unspoken norm and generic “design”.
With emphasis on the quality of light, whether that be downlights or surface mounted fittings, Radiant Lighting see the opportunity for beauty in anything, with the placement of lights in the ceiling being no exception.
With a range that includes minimalist LED downlights, timeless pendant lights, lampshades and incredibly beautiful concept lights; it is easy to see opportunity in this necessary feature. Lighting can completely change the mood and atmosphere in any spatial environment. Their versatile collection speaks to a greater passion for design and style than most can claim. Explore the many ways lighting solutions provided by Radiant Lighting here and begin to imagine how they might transform your home.
3. Improve your home’s curb appeal
The Australian Bureau of Statistics found that a lack of curb appeal can cost home sellers an average selling price of $90,000. Improving the curb appeal includes paying attention to the front door, exterior walls, landscape, fence, external lights, roof and gutters. Ensure it's not just the front of your home that looks appealing since home buyers often drive around the property they are interested in. Radiant Lighting has a number of external lights of exceptional quality, both functional and stylish, that will help to improve this drastically. By playing with the contrast of light and shadow, you can dramatically enhance certain features around your home and landscape.
4. Include functional outdoor living spaces
Australia's warm climate makes it the perfect place to organise outdoor events and parties. If you have a lot of free space around your property, do it up and add value to your home. Smart outdoor spaces impress home buyers because this would give them the added luxury of functionally utilising property space and not the house. A pergola, built-in-barbeque, built-in day beds, and even outdoor lighting will definitely increase your home's value. Outdoor lighting should never be overlooked; at night it will bring life to your home’s overall aesthetic as well as enhance functionality, ambience and character to any external space. You can find more information about outdoor lighting from Radiant Lighting here.
5. Include a Granny Flat
If you are thinking of extending your property, a granny flat could be ideal. Incode help clients with their structural engineering design and recommend a granny flat as a cheap and easy way to add value to a build without structural changes to the rest of the home. If you don't want to build a traditional granny flat, you could build a children's room, a designer's studio, or even a guesthouse. The options are endless, and no matter what you choose, you can be sure that it would add value to your home.
6. Restore period features
If you have an older property, you're in luck. Period homes such as the Queenslander design are in fashion, and there is so much that can be done with it in terms of upscaling while maintaining its traditional look. Before making any changes, dig a bit into the history of the structure.; when it was built? Who it was built by? What are the functional aspects of it? A professional would be able to help you with this. Restoring features such as an outdoor deck or stair set can take a while, but it is worth it.
Do you have any other tips or tricks that have helped you add value to your home? Or any questions about the ones we talked about here? Let us know in the comments below!
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