Many homeowners seek out a yearly project that will increase the value of their property. In recent years, there has been much conversation surrounding the best renovations and additions.
Whether you perform work on your own or hire a skilled and qualified contractor to help enhance your living space, REALTORs® agree that there are certain improvements that provide an excellent return on investment. These are the best home additions that add value:
1) Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling
The kitchen and bathroom are two areas of your home that see the most traffic. That’s why it’s a good idea to focus first on these spaces.
Sound kitchen improvements include upgrades to appliances and equipment (faucets, countertops), painting, and space-saving ideas, including added dining areas and storage options.
In the bathroom, lighting and paint are among the best upgrades to consider. For larger homes, it makes sense to add a full or half bath. This provides efficiency options that are attractive to those homeowners with larger families or frequent guests.
2) Multi-Purpose Room
Adding a room to your home expands the overall living space. Existing rooms can also be repurposed to accommodate a specific function, such as a home office, gym/exercise room, meditation area, kids’ playpen, guest bedroom, and more.
Another great option is a screened-in porch. Also known as a sunroom, lanai, back patio, and other names, this addition allows you to maximize enjoyment of the Florida lifestyle while still remaining safe and comfortable during times of inclement weather, and also in the evenings and early mornings.
3) Outdoor Upgrades
Basic landscaping can do wonders for property value. Many homeowners are hesitant to invest in landscaping for fear of time and cost restraints. The fact is, there are many affordable options in this regard and installation is quick and easy for an experienced professional.
It’s also smart to pay attention to your home’s exterior aesthetics. Any REALTOR® will tell you curb appeal still influences neighbors and potential home buyers. That means improvements to doors, windows, exterior hardware, and structural features can translate to increased property value. In many cases, these basic upgrades are simple as adding a fresh coat of paint, removing mold and mildew from exterior surfaces, adding trim or accents to doors and windows, and other considerations.
Florida’s year-round sunshine and pleasant climate are also ideal for an in-ground swimming pool. REALTORs® say when it comes down to a home that does and doesn’t have a pool, most buyers choose the home that features this relaxing oasis.
4) Total Picture Improvement
From custom pools to outdoor living and dining areas, luxury remodeling, and so much more, our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always glad to answer your questions surrounding property upgrades and enhancement.
For over dozen years, we’ve helped countless Central Florida residents get the maximum value and enjoyment out of their homes. We’re proud to have earned the distinction of a top custom home builder in the state, and the leading home builder in the New Smyrna Beach area — specializing in the Venetian Bay active lifestyle community.
Affiliated with nationally-recognized organizations, our award-winning team is standing by to help you finally achieve the living space of your dreams. Contact us today to get started.