• Jennifer Frost

3 Tips to Increase the Value of Your Home


If you’re going to build your home, you have a lot of options to customize your new home to suit your lifestyle.


Although this might be great, you may need move one day.


You’ve put all your effort and resources into building your home, so you want to at least recover your costs and make a healthy profit.


How Can You Make Sure You Get The Best Return?


You should think about a prospective home buyer’s thoughts and considerations:

  • What will they need

  • What could they like

  • What will make their lives easier

  • What will make them feel comfortable

With these thoughts in mind, you should consider incorporating a couple of the following ideas into your design from day one.

It makes sense to include them before you build, because some items require extensive cabling, attachments and configurations that only make sense to include in your building plans before you break ground.


Sound System Wiring


Let’s face it, we all love music in one form or another. One great way to improve the quality of life for all involved is to install a quality sound system that is available all over your property.

  • The media room

  • The washing room

  • Garage

  • Outside cottages

  • Workspaces

  • Decks

  • Storage units, etc, etc

You can run all the wiring when construction is finished, but why make the mess?

Incorporate the wiring diagram in your construction blueprint, before you build.

This is one way to improve the value of your home when you sell one day.


Smart Home (IoT)


Smart Technology has made a significant impact in homes across the world. They offer convenience and an improved quality of life by automatically doing repetitive, mundane tasks.

Although the majority of devices are plug n play, fixtures such as lights, curtains and garage doors can be automated.

Other simple devices that can be automated or remote controlled are:

  • Refrigerators

  • Coffee machines

  • CCTV/Surveillance systems

  • Alarm Systems

  • Washing Machines, etc, etc

The list of things that can be automated in the home is increasing every day.

What’s great about these Smart Home Systems is that everything connects to a central hub.


You set schedules, timers, and triggers. The devices and fixtures activate and perform their functions according to your schedule, or trigger based on sensory data.


Example – Lights switch on or off, based on illumination sensory input.

Automated Security


One of the most important considerations you can make before your construction crew breaks ground is to include a home security system on the blueprint.

Think about all the risks you could face, do your research and make sure that you get a system that will accommodate everything you want to include.


Make sure to get a system that has the capacity to be expanded and added to if necessary.


Once you’ve made your choice, ensure you have all of the bits n pieces to tie it all together.

For instance:

  • Fire/Smoke sensors

  • Water/Flood Sensors

  • Carbon Monoxide Sensors

  • Door Sensors

  • Window Sensors

  • Surveillance Cameras with Loudspeakers

  • Beams, etc, etc


Install a system that can be monitored and remote controlled from anywhere. This makes it convenient to use and you can alert intruders through the loudspeakers.

Connect the Security system to the home automation hub, and set automatic rules, triggers and actions.

Automating your security system through the smart home system will offer you more convenience and control over your home security.


Conclusion


We’ve given you 3 of the most important considerations we think you should have in mind before you start building your new home.

There are many other considerations, for instance:

  • Hurricane proof windows

  • Fireproof construction material

  • Waterproof building material

  • Impenetrable entry/exit doors

  • Hi-Tech door locks, windows, etc, etc


We could make a list a mile long, but it’s all about your thoughts and resources that come into play.

At the end of the day, it’s your home.

Build it to suit your lifestyle, but think about the future at the same time.

We don’t know what lies ahead, but it’s better to have thought of these things before the time, so that we save ourselves a lot of time and further resources.

Do your own research. If you happen to know that you’ll be selling in the future, then you should plan for the sale accordingly, but if you think you’re moving into your home for the long haul, think about the potential future anyway.

Whatever your choices. Make the most of it. Do what’s right for you. We hope you enjoyed reading our 3 tips to increase the value of your home.

What recommendations do you have for other home builders?


If you’ve fallen into the group of people who have regrets about not planning ahead, what would you tell home builders today?

Experienced home builders, what advice can you share?

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