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home additionsIf you want to put your property on top of the list, you need to be willing to make the necessary adjustments and renovations. This, in essence, means additional investment. If you are on a tight budget, you’d want to make sure your money goes to the right projects.

 

For that to happen, you need to know what home additions can actually pay off. To help you out, below are some ideas you can consider.

Extra bathroom

Having an additional bathroom in your home just before putting it on sale can definitely add to its value. However, if you want to make sure your investment pays off, you have to be strategic when it comes to the placement of your extra bathroom. If you are unsure about it, you can consult a professional. It can entail a few more dollars, but it’ll help you plan properly.

 

If the budget can’t accommodate professional help, then consider setting up an extra bathroom for every floor you have at home. You can remodel an existing space or expand it. In case a full bathroom isn’t possible, a small washroom will do.

Central heating

Getting a central heating might sound like a luxury. But, in reality, it’s actually one of the things buyers look for.

 

A central heating system does a more efficient job in maintaining your desired temperature at home. It’s also a lot safer, compared to space heaters. In addition to these benefits, it can also save you money in the long run.

 

While you are upgrading your system, it’s a good idea to assess your property and fix anything that can make your heating system a lot less effective. Make sure to seal off drafts in your doors and windows and replace your windows as necessary.

Porch furniture

A lot of people focus on their home’s’ interior when upgrading and remodeling. This often causes them to overlook one of the most important areas that can attract buyers- the exterior. To boost your property’s value, you have to make them feel really excited and eager to get inside.

 

One good way to do that is to consider your home’s curb appeal. Add a furniture in your porch that will complement the overall look of your home. Make the area look as inviting and welcoming as possible.

 

You can also add a few plants, mow the lawn and trim any overgrown bushes. Having dead trees in your lawn will never add value to your home.

 

Storage space

Not having enough storage space in your home can actually put off buyers. To make sure this doesn’t happen to you, utilize every space as possible. Repurpose understairs space, the area above your sink and the concealed spots in your corridors. The more space you can offer, the more it can positively affect your home’s value.

 

Apart from building more storage space, you also have to know how to properly stage them. Depersonalize the spaces as much as possible. Take off your personal items, such as your clothes, pictures and toiletries, to help potential buyers identify with the house. Don’t fill them up, too. Leave them empty or half empty so buyers can easily see how much space they can work with once they made the move.

Home security system

Comfort isn’t the only thing buyers look for in a house. They also consider security.

 

If your home doesn’t have an existing system yet, now is probably the right time to consider getting one. However, before you actually purchase or sign up for a home security system, it’s a good idea to scout for the best one first.

 

Since you’ll be selling your home, you should consider the systems’ flexibility. You should be able to transfer its ownership to the buyer easily. Apart from that, consider the payment terms, too.

 

The right system for your home should be easy to operate. You should be able to show potential buyers how the sensor works, how to properly set them up and how to control the system with ease.

 

And while you are upgrading your security, think about getting a carbon monoxide and smoke detector as well. Your potential buyer will appreciate that you’re taking security and safety seriously. Plus, it’ll give you peace of mind, too, knowing that your property will stay safe even if it’s already in the hands of a new owner.

New door

One of the first things potential buyers will notice when they see your home is your front door. If your existing one looks worn out, outdated or its paint is already fading and chipping, you aren’t likely to seal a deal.

 

To make your home more welcoming, consider getting a new door. One that’s made from steel or fiberglass makes a great option since they last longer and are more secure. They are also more energy efficient and doesn’t require a lot of work to maintain.

 

Get a new garage door, too. It’s an easy and cheap investment but it can elevate the look of your property. It can also make you feel more secure.

 

Old garage doors, particularly those that work with fixed codes, are relatively vulnerable to burglars. They can sit outside your garage and decipher your code without you noticing them. Old garage doors that work with chain drives are noisy, too. They won’t only be unattractive to your potential buyers but they can also annoy your neighbors.

 

Author’s Bio:

 

Specializing in reviewing top home security systems, Rose Cabrera spends most of her time testing systems after systems. When not working, you’ll find her hanging out with her little dogs.

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