Five Ways to Improve Your Home’s Desirability
If you’re planning to sell your property, it’s important to understand that not everyone is going to see your home in the same way. Because of this, you need to know how to make your home more appealing to potential buyers.
In this blog, we will discuss several budget-friendly ways to upgrade your property. We will go through everything from plunge pools to something as simple as a new light fixture.
For those who are stumped for ideas, here are five ways to improve your home’s desirability.
- Install a plunge pool
Most people dream of having a big swimming pool in their backyard. However, if you’ve ever owned a large pool before, you’ll know how much work it is to maintain. You need to regularly clean the water, change the filters, and inspect the water pumps to ensure they’re working. Because of the amount of work that’s associated with it, some homeowners avoid properties with a full-length swimming pool.
With a plunge pool, you can have the appeal of a swimming pool without all the extra maintenance work. Plunge pools are small, precast pools made from either concrete or fiberglass. Because they’re smaller than a regular pool (with the largest typically being six meters in length), they’re a lot easier to maintain. Also, since the pools are pre-manufactured in-house, they only take about a week to install.
Due to their small size and short installation time, plunge pools are a little bit more affordable than full-length pools. So, if you’re on a limited budget and you want to make your home more appealing, plunge pools may be the solution for you.
If you want your home to be as appealing as possible, you need to pay attention to your light sources. To make things simple, we’re going to look at the two types of lighting that you need to consider.
The first is natural light. You can increase the flow of natural light into your home through the use of glass balustrades and partitions. By allowing sunlight to flow into your home, your living space will begin to feel more spacious and therefore more comfortable. Glass balustrades can be used as protective barriers for your stairs, balcony or swimming pool.
The second type of lighting that you need to consider is artificial interior lights. Nowadays, a lot of modern homes have smart lighting systems. This allows the homeowner to control the lights’ temperature, brightness and hue. With this type of control, you can change the lights to suit the occasion. Staying in for movie night? You can dim the lights accordingly. Have a party in the living room? Why not brighten up the space with vibrant colors? This type of flexibility makes your home significantly more desirable to potential buyers.
- Redecorate your walls
If you think your walls are too boring, consider decorating them with artwork or custom wallpaper. If you want, you can even install open shelves and use them to display various trinkets and memorabilia.
Regardless of what you choose, these decorations will add visual variety to your living space. This will also give you an opportunity to further reinforce your chosen home decor. For example, if you’re after a simple modern aesthetic, maybe you can add minimalist artwork on your walls.
If you’re not into hanging pictures and paintings, another thing you can do is repaint your walls with an off-white color. Off-white shades are made by taking pure white and mixing it with either a warm or cool tone. This mixture dims the brightness of pure white and creates a neutral tone that’s a little bit easier on the eyes. These neutral tones can be used to create a calming atmosphere in your living space.
- New floors
Not only are old floors difficult to look at, they can also be extremely dangerous. If you’re not careful, worn-out flooring can cause you and your housemates to slip and fall. This can cause personal injury and can even lead to property damage. So, if you notice your floors beginning to wear out, you need to replace them as soon as you can.
If you have the budget for it, this is a great opportunity to change the material of your flooring. To choose the right material, take a moment to consider your current living situation. Do you have children running around the house? If so, you might want to go with a soft carpet so that your kids won’t slip and fall on a hard surface. On the other hand, if your home is prone to water damage, you might want to choose waterproof flooring like vinyl or porcelain.
Once you’ve sorted out the practical side of things, then you can move on to aesthetics. Luckily, with the technology nowadays, you have no shortage of design options when it comes to flooring. For example, vinyl tiles can be made to look like timber planks. If you want, they can even print the texture of marble or granite on the surface. With this kind of design flexibility, it’s never been easier to match your flooring with your current home decor.
- Security cameras
Security cameras will not add any aesthetic value to your property. However, they are extremely important in ensuring the privacy and safety of your home. CCTV cameras can record footage of any unusual activity around your house. With most security systems, you can even watch live feed of your property through a mobile application. This means you’ll be able to keep an eye on your home while you’re at work, on vacation or on a business trip. Studies have even shown that just the sight of security cameras is enough to ward off most home burglars. So, even if you’re not monitoring the feed, the cameras are still doing their part in protecting your home.
Most home security systems also include motion-activated lights, electronic door locks, electric gates and alarms. All of these make your property more secure and, as a result, more desirable.
As you can see, you don’t need to change everything about your home to make it more appealing. Improving a few key aspects of your home is enough to significantly increase its desirability in the property market.