Our Blogs

Tips on How You Can Increase the Value of Your Kit Home

There are many reasons why you would want to increase the value of your kit home, but most of the time this is because you want it to be sold. So to help you think of many ways how this can be done, we have listed the following tips:

Tips on How You Can Increase the Value of Your Kit Home

Clean and Reorganize

Your home can add thousands of dollars to its value if it gets deep cleaned and decluttered. You can start by going through your closet and getting rid of anything that you don’t need or want.

But wait, I just want to add value to it but I am not moving out; should I still clean and reorganise?

If you decide to stay and still live in your kit home, cleaning and reorganising can still bring you many benefits. So, with or without the thought of selling your home; getting it deep cleaned and cluttered every now and then is still a good idea.

 

Upgrading Your Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most critical components of a home. It can affect how much you get from a sale and how much space you have.

Upgrading Your Kitchen

If your kitchen is already outdated, a minor update could still have an impact on the value of your home. You may repaint the cabinets, swap your countertops, or add new light fixtures. This will give your kitchen a new and fresh look.

For instance, a project to install modern hardware on your kitchen counters could recoup about 73 percent of the cost. So, this is something for you to consider.

 

Efficiency

A home’s energy efficiency can have a significant impact on its value.

“Only one study looked at Australia (the ACT scheme, which has operated since 2003). It found a 2.4% price premium for a six-star house and a 9.4% premium for a seven-star house compared to a 3 star home. For Australia, with a median house price of $773,635 in late 2019, the ACT results equate to potential price premiums of $18,500 and $72,721.” – The Conversation

You may start by installing more energy efficient air conditioning systems, especially if it is already old. Another way is to renovate your bathroom beginning with your choice of shower head. By choosing a low-flow showerhead, you can already decrease the flow rate to just 2.5 gpm. This is more economical compared to showerheads that use 5 gallons per minute.

 

Low-Maintenance and Durable

Another factor home buyers look out for when choosing a new home is how low maintenance it is and its durability. This is especially true for locations with changing weather whose exterior can easily be damaged. So if you see that your exterior needs repair, it helps to have this fixed and repainted before you go and put it in the market.

 

Home Improvements Financing

Home renovations and upgrades are not a simple task. It also requires a big amount of money. So if you believe you need additional funds, go and look for financing options to help you.

 

Conclusion

The value of kit houses can increase by adding quality features including appliances, flooring, lighting fixtures and other home improvements. It may be a bit of a challenge for you but with the help of expert kit home designers and builders, it can most certainly happen.

Let Steelbuilt help you improve yours. Schedule an appointment with us.

Search Blog Posts

Recent Posts

What You Should Know Before Buying a Transportable Home

Our BlogsTransportable homes are becoming more and more popular every day, and for good reasons. Here are some of the things you need to know about them:What is a transportable home and what are the benefits of owning one? A transportable home, also known as a modular...

Tips for Choosing the Right Insulation for Your Kit Home

Our BlogsDifferent insulation will work better in different climates, so make sure you pick the option that will keep your kit home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.How do you choose the right one? Here are five tips for choosing the right insulation for your...

How to Choose the Right Kit Home For You

Our BlogsIf you're in the market for a new home, you may be considering a kit home. Kit homes are an increasingly popular option, thanks to their affordability and ease of construction. However, there are so many kit homes to choose from these days. It can be...

6 Reasons Why Should You Consider Kit Homes this 2022?

Our BlogsIf you're reading this blog post, chances are that you've been thinking about starting a new build. Kit homes offer the perfect solution to your dilemma by allowing you to plan and design from scratch without having to worry about the logistics of...

Why Now is the Right Time to Build Granny Flats

Our BlogsA granny flat is defined as “a small, self-contained dwelling on the grounds of a larger house for an elderly relative or family member.” The idea behind this type of investment is that it provides a way to earn revenue from your property and also provide a...