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Move On Up: Property Upgrades That Are Worth The Investment

When you’re looking to maximize the value of a property, you’ll always want to ensure that you’re taking the right steps to make this happen. Whether we’re talking about your own home, your property abroad, or an investment property. It’s always important for you to ensure that the investment you’re going to make is actually going to pay off. You’ll want to know that it’s maximizing your comfort, but that you’re also going to get something back for the investment too. We all know that your home will have a ceiling, based on the area. So you’ll never want to spend more than your house is actually worth. But it’s great to know that you could increase the property value by up to 15%. So let’s consider five ways to do just that.

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Photo by Hardik Pandya on Unsplash

Extending

First of all, you’ve always got the option of extending. Of course, this is something that you’re going to want to ensure that you can actually do. If you know that you have the space available at the side or rear of your property and it won’t take away from the yard too much, then this is a great way to upgrade while still adding value. If you’re running out of room in your own home or you’re renovating a property, this should be your first port of call.

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Photo by Bernard Hermant on Unsplash

Landscaping

If you’re looking to sell your house, or you just want to get the most out of it, you’ll definitely want to ensure that you’re taking on the landscaping. A house with a basic yard won’t look as good as when it’s landscaped to perfection. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on this – you may even want to take on some of the renovations yourself, but it is something that you’ll want to focus on if you’re looking to add value.

Adding A Pool

Another great way to add an upgrade that will keep on giving is to think about adding a pool. For this, you’ll find that you’ll want to weigh up the cost versus the value, just to make sure that what you’re thinking of adding is going to pay off. You won’t want to spend thousands if you know that you won’t get the use out of it, or it’s not going to increase the value of the property.

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Photo by Vita Vilcina on Unsplash

Converting

Then you’re going to want to consider converted unused spaces that you have – namely your garage. Think about garage door repair and really shaping up the space if you do want to use it as storage. But if you don’t, then you may even want to convert it completely into another living space. Again, this is a great way to add value, especially when combined with an extension.

Redoing The Kitchen

Finally, one thing you should always look to focus on is the kitchen. This is a room that buyers will be interested in the most, and if you’re using it a lot, it’s great to know that you can upgrade what you have to a better standard. Again, this is a great way to add value, particularly if you’re extending or converting at the same time.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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