Like most major investments, the value of your home gains more value over time. While you can’t speed up the years to reap those benefits right away, there are a few things within your control that you can do to appraise your home — not just as an investment, but also to improve your overall mood and quality of life at home.
From low-cost hacks to larger scale renovations, here are some reasonable hacks you can apply to increase your home’s value.
Reassessing your home’s aesthetics lets you better appreciate what about your current surroundings pleases you, as well as nudge you about the areas that might need updating. You can start with small, impermanent accents you could switch up over the seasons, like adding pops of color and art pieces (buy local if you can!). If you’re feeling a little extra, tick that DIY paint job project off your bucket-list. Beauty is in the details, and there are plenty of inexpensive ways to do have more of it in your home court.
If you can’t physically make space, invest in modular, space-saving furniture you can switch up and move around in a few swift moves. Also, consider adding mirrors in strategic spots to maximize light and create the illusion of more space. If you can afford it, consult with an expert on which partitions you can take down or areas you can convert. Making your home a little more open-plan with clever dividers lets you change it up when you strongly feel the need for it in the future, and more flexible for further enhancement if you wish to sell it in the future.
If you’re just about to invest in property, put the most trusted real estate developers at the top of your list — especially the ones that strictly comply with the National Structural Code. With the Philippines’ geographical location exposing the country to frequent typhoons and earthquakes, foundation is key. Living in a high-rise and worried you can’t really modify anything in that aspect? Don’t worry, your condo should have all these safety measures in place.
Make it efficient/environment-friendly
Green is in, and for a very compelling reason: we need to be more conscious for the planet’s and our sake, and it’ll save you more money in the long run. Make sure your lighting and appliances are energy efficient, replace toxic house cleaning agents with natural alternatives, check the plumbing for any leaks, and add plants that suit you — look up which ones are best for your space, they can even boost your health and overall mood! If you really want to go the extra mile and try switching to solar features, check the requirements in your home and area first.
Make it low maintenance
Finally, after having said all that, make sure that the mini (and even the major) makeovers you had in mind are also low-maintenance. Do your fabrics stain or soil easily? Are your days impeded by common cleaning mistakes? One of the greatest and most easily felt payoffs you’ll experience after enhancing your home is the decreased need for maintenance, so reevaluate which parts of your home take up more of your time for cleaning, repairs and modifications and spend a weekend working on that, giving you more time and resources to channel your budget elsewhere.
Having these increasingly desirable add-ons can really add value to your home over time. The best part is, your home is your playground — you can always keep upgrading, whether through home renovation, or small, clever hacks.
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