If you look at real estate & homes for sale in Laval, you may notice that the prices of properties are increasing each year. This is good news for those who want to sell their home but you also need to take into consideration that when your property grows in value, so do other properties. You cannot simply sit back and do nothing. You need to ensure your home’s value will continue to increase.
One of the best ways to achieve this is by making some improvements to your home. If you can afford it, here are several projects that you should look into:
- Create a home gym
With the growing awareness of diseases, more and more people are now interested in exercising. When you have a home gym, you can exercise anytime you want and not have to worry about expensive gym memberships. If you have enough space in your house, you can make the perfect home gym and watch your property value go up.
- Loft conversion
By converting your loft, you can add an extra bedroom to your home and this could easily take your property to the next price bracket. Contact a builder to assess your loft and they can tell you if it’s possible to convert it into an additional bedroom or not.
- Free up the Garage
Garages can be very useful especially in the colder months. Many people searching for homes look for property with a functional garage to store their vehicle in the winter. If you are currently using your garage as storage and it is cluttered with boxes and other belongings – consider decluttering this space to be able to show off a functional one or two car garage. People that don’t own a vehicle can consider converting the garage into a living space. But this may not be ideal from a resale standpoint.
- Create an extension
You are likely going to spend at least $100-$200 per square foot to build an extension but it can add as much as 10% to your home’s value. Before you take on this project, however, you’ll need to get the necessary permits and keep your plans realistic and practical.
- Update your kitchen
For many homeowners, the kitchen is the focal point of their home. Family members and friends get together in the kitchen all the time. So it’s really worth investing in it. You can talk to an interior designer to get some ideas on how you can make your kitchen the best room in your house.
- Knock down walls
People crave space and love open-concept kitchens, dining areas and living rooms. So if each room in your house is divided by walls, consider removing the walls to make your entire home more airy, modern and spacious.
Regardless of whatever project you are planning, it’s a good idea to consult a professional who can give you advice and guidance on how it can be done with the least possible cost and how each project can add value to your property