New Homes: Tips to Enhance the Value of Your Structure

24 January 2017
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If you are embarking on a project for a new home build, it is important to consider it as a long-term investment. Some potential homeowners may simply focus on the basics of putting up a structure in an attempt to keep their building costs low. However, in the event that you choose to sell the property, you may have to invest in costly renovations to make the home more attractive to buyers. To circumvent this, it is best to try your best to add value to the structure as you are building it rather than down the road. Below are some tips you could consider to enhance the value of your new home build.  

Tip 1: Focus on space

One of the first aspects to keep in mind when constructing a new home is adding as much space as you can. However, this does not mean the addition of numerous rooms. This is because having extra rooms increases the potential of them going unused. Instead, you should try to make the rooms available as spacious and as functional as possible.

For instance, instead of having a living room as well as a recreation room, opt to have one large space that would be multi-functional. You can even make the living space appear bigger by opting for an open plan kitchen rather than having your kitchen enclosed. Other conversions you could consider would be the addition of an attic or a basement that could also double up as a living space.

Tip 2: Focus on quality

The kitchen is the heart of the home and, therefore, the most important space to consider. Other than food preparation, your kitchen could also be a place to host guests. Thus, you should consider investing in the aesthetics as well as the functionality of the room. Opt for high quality materials for heavily used areas such as benchtops, cabinetry and more. This ensures that these high traffic areas will not succumb to premature wear and tear.

Other additions you should consider splashbacks that will not only boost the aesthetics of the kitchen but will also function to protect your walls from staining or scorching. Lastly, invest in high quality hardware for your kitchen accessories. Knobs, handles and more will succumb to disrepair since they are touched on a constant basis. High quality fixtures will ensure they are not only attractive but will have a long lifespan too.