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Increase Your Property Value With These 6 Simple Additions

We like to think that the best renovations to increase value in your home are the ones you can do yourself. We’ve already covered 5 ways to increase your home’s value, but where that article covered the best home renovations to increase value, we’re looking at the easy wins, the low hanging fruit, the simple additions to your own home to increase your property value.

How to increase the value of your home in Australia?

There are endless ways to increase the property value of your home in Australia. However, many involve expensive and time-consuming renovations that could reveal more problems than they fix. Before you consider renovating your home, there are plenty of simple additions and modifications you can make to answer the all-important question, how to add value to your property.

What adds value to a house in Australia?

A lot. And most of the time, it’s completely subjective. But within the extensive list of additions and modifications, there are a few easy wins that we believe can significantly increase the value of your home. These include a new coat of paint, updating handles for doors and cupboards, gardening, pruning and hedging, window treatments, updating light switches and finally, improving curb appeal.

1. A New Coat Of Paint

Even we have to admit this is an obvious addition to any house, new or old. Repainting your home, inside or the exterior can significantly improve the value and quality of your home. If you’re willing to do the work yourself, you can even save a considerable amount of money by skipping out on the hired painter. Though we’d probably suggest a professional for the ceilings, you don’t want to strain your neck.

We offer Taubmans Endure paint with three coats for a quality finish and a feature wall within our Opulence promo package.

2. Handles

They’re used constantly every single day, and by now, they’re probably a little worn out, if not a bit dated. Updating your handles for doors, cupboards, and anything else with a handhold is a quick and easy way to breathe new life into your home.

 If you’re stuck with old-school brass door handles, a quick swap to stainless steel can bring a contemporary aesthetic to your house without the need for expensive renovations. You can even go the extra mile and combine tip number one and repaint your doors.

Our Opulence promo package includes Gainsborough Hardware for our door handles, and Trilock Omni handles, ideal for front door security.

3. Gardening, Pruning and Hedging

Ideally, you should be looking after your garden all year round. We’ve all seen what can become of grass when you forget to mow the lawn during summer, so make sure to get out there to keep things clean.

While every garden is different, look for gaps and corners that could do with a bit more life. If you’ve got bushes growing out of control, prune and cut them back to keep them in check. For those with manicured hedges, if you’re not already sculpting them yourself, you’ve probably got a gardener handling it already.

It also pays to give your pathways and tiles a good clean with the hose. We highly recommend using a high-pressure hose.

4. Window Treatments, Blinds or Curtains?

Are you contemplating curtains, blinds or shutters? Maybe you’re considering installing smart blinds that your smartphone can activate. Whatever it is, window treatments are a fabulous way to increase the value of your property that’s made all the more accessible thanks to the hundreds, if not thousands, of window treatment options available. Finding a value-adding solution for your windows is as simple as visiting your local blinds shop.

If you’re looking for a recommendation, you only have to take a look inside our display homes to discover the gorgeous window treatments from Home Blinds Australia.

Venetian blinds or shutters are a fantastic way to introduce extra warmth into your home, while blackout curtains with rich fabric add luxury and privacy to any room. Roller blinds offer a simple way to adjust the amount of light that enters your home, while smart blinds automate it entirely.

The world is your oyster when it comes to window treatments, so which will it be. Blinds, curtains, or both?

5. Update Your Light Switches

There are two schools of thought behind updating your light switches—one for practicality, the other for aesthetics. The practical update adds USB charging ports to your power outlets for additional functionality. In contrast, the aesthetic update replaces white plastic with something more stylish, especially if the plastic has begun to yellow. For example, we offer Clipsal light switches with USB charging ports as part of our Opulence promo package.

Keep things simple by swapping out white for black plastic. Or go fancy with upgrades like metal switches or touch panels.

The majority of light switches can be updated without the need for an electrician, but if you’re unsure about how to do it, professional help is just a phone call away.

6. Improving Curb Appeal

Trust us when we say that people will judge a house by what they see when they drive past. Much like how one judges a book by its cover, potential buyers will evaluate your home by its curb appeal. What you present to the street is the first impression anyone has when they see your home. Depending on the layout of your home, this likely includes:

  • Front door
  • Exterior walls
  • Fencing
  • Lighting
  • Gardens
  • Roof
  • Gutters
  • Landscaping

To improve the overall attractiveness and appearance of your home, these are the areas you’ll need to consider improving.  

With Better Built Homes Better Living inclusions, you won’t have to worry about improvements or updates to your curb appeal. With 31 inclusions, at no extra cost, you’ll receive features like COLORBOND® fascia and guttering with PVC painted downpipes, a Steel Line automatic panel lift garage door, and an interior design appointment with our Colour Consultant at our design studio to select your internal and external colours and products.

Building a valuable property with Better Built Homes

We might be a little biased, but our ideal method for increasing the value of your home is by designing it right the first time. Whether you’ve purchased a new plot of land in a growing subdivision or are looking to knock down and rebuild an established suburb, we’ll help build your dream home with quality craftsmanship.

Kickstart your journey towards high property value with a Better Built Home. Simply get in touch with one of our seasoned home building experts, and we’ll take you through our wide range of modern home designs and our even longer list of luxury home inclusions. You’ll receive upgraded inclusions to your new home for only $6,000 through our Inspire and Opulence promotions.

Our inclusions include premium fixtures and fittings that most builders call “extras”. We maintain the highest quality throughout your home with affordability in mind, from the light fixtures to the included appliances.

Featuring 15 quality upgraded items, our Opulence Promotion offers premium quality upgrades for your new home. Then there’s our Better Luxury with premium inclusions, such as a driveway, COLORBOND roofing, Actron ducted air conditioning, solar panels, Caesarstone kitchen-benchtops and vanities, plus much more!
To learn more about the best new home builder in Sydney, NSW, check out our other blogs or get inspired by our range of home designs today!