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March 9, 2022

How to Add Value to Your Home

As specialists in retrofit double glazing in Auckland, we know how much small renovations can enhance the quality and comfort of a home. Today, we explore a range of handy ideas for enhancing your house appeal. Read on to discover how to add value to your home.

1. Boost Curb-Side Appeal

When thinking about home improvements, the street view of your property is an important aspect to consider. Boosting your curb appeal can give potential buyers a great first impression of your home, whether they are seeing it online or in person. Ways to spruce up your street view include:

  • Clearing up the garden and mowing the lawn
  • Fixing and repainting the fence
  • Repainting exterior walls

2. Renovate Your Kitchen

For many buyers, the kitchen is one of the biggest factors to consider when determining how much to spend on a property. If a kitchen needs further upgrades after purchase, this will impact how much buyers can initially spend on the property. However, major upgrades may not be the answer; the cost of renovation may decrease the overall return on investment. In comparison, minor kitchen upgrades can be budget-friendly and are often a great way to add value to your home. Useful kitchen improvements to consider include:

  • Modernising cabinets and countertops
  • Upgrading to brand new, energy-efficient stainless-steel appliances
  • Updating the sink and faucet
  • Upgrading the flooring

3. Renovate Your Bathroom

Like the kitchen, renovating your bathroom can be a wonderful way of adding value to your property. Renovations don’t have to be big and costly either. There are ways to optimise your bathroom space on every budget. Some great bathroom improvements to consider include:

  • Optimising bathroom ventilation
  • Repaint the bathroom walls
  • Repair or replace broken tiles
  • Clean up the grout and replace old silicone around the bathtub, sinks, and shower
  • Upgrade your benchtops and vanities
  • Update light fixtures, sink faucets, towel racks, and drawer pulls

4. Repaint Your Walls

If your walls have marks or holes from hung paintings or stickers and scribbles from bygone days when the kids were little, refreshing your walls for new owners is a great idea. A fresh coat of paint can add new life to a house; just make sure to choose a neutral palette as this will appeal to a broader range of buyers.

5. Refresh Your Carpet

The same goes for the carpet! A carpet with years of stains built up is not a good look. Buyers want to imagine themselves living in a home, not the previous owners. Professionally clean your carpet or replace it if it’s too old.

6. Replace Single Pane Glass with Double Glazed Units

If your home is too hot and humid in summer and freezing cold in winter, it may be time to upgrade your window glass. Switching out single pane glass for retrofit double-glazed units helps protect your home from the elements. Double glazing reduces the effects of extreme temperatures, significantly adding to the comfort and appeal of your property.

Get in touch with the team at Atlas Glass today for high-quality glass installations

Whether you’re looking to sell your house or just increase its liveability, double-glazed window solutions are an excellent investment to make. As a leading glass company in Auckland, our team of glazing experts has the skill and experience to help you with any home project. Contact us to learn more about retrofit double glazing for your windows and get a quote today.

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