Nov 20, 2020
Even the smallest projects can make an old house feel new again, but to give it a complete refresh consider some bigger changes that will not only upgrade the aesthetics but the function of your home as well. Kitchens and bathrooms are the typical areas that homeowners look to first when deciding how to spend their renovation budget. However, thinking outside the box to a less traditional upgrade, like a home lift system, can not only upgrade your home, but also add value, and future proof it, so that you can enjoy the home as you always have once you are in the later years of your life.
If you do not personally know anyone who has made this installation in their home, take your inquiry to the internet. Finding good news stories by home lift customers online will give you a chance to troubleshoot the pros and cons before you fully commit to one yourself. These new stories are also likely to spread across the different types and models available. Allowing you the opportunity to view how these home lift systems not only look, but also function in homes that are like yours. Companies that sell the equipment and install it can potentially pay for ads so nothing beats a real life write up. If this leads you to a vendor in your area, even better. Shop around pricing while you research your choices so that when you settle on a model and vendor, you are not paying more than you need to, since the whole project is meant to put home equity in your pocket not empty it out.
Work with What You Have
If a major addition or overhaul is simply not in the cards right now, evaluate the areas of your home right now that require the most updating considering what brings value to a home. Simple upgrades like new flooring, fresh paint, and updating existing structures such as bathroom vanities or kitchen cabinets can go a long way. If you are capable of doing projects yourself, even in part, then you are going to add even more value to your home with minimal cost since you are not paying a professional for their time and labor. Decorative upgrades will elevate the design and feel of the home but keep in mind if you goal is to add tangible dollars and cents to the home’s value you will need to invest in more permanent and function-based renovations.
Also think about moving your vision outdoors. Creating a space in your yard that allows for indoor/outdoor living can also bring value to the home. Entertainment areas and spaces for relaxation and dining all add value. Pools can either increase or decrease the value of your home depending on the area in which you live, so if resale is going to ever be in your future think about researching that before committing to the idea. In the end, homeowners definitely have some flexibility regarding how to add value to their home, so the opportunity to keep it personal and authentic to your style remains regardless of how large or small of a scale your projects are on.