Which renovations send property values sky high?

Renovating is a fast-track solution to boost your property’s value by making cosmetic or structural changes to a property that add real and perceived value, aiming, at minimum, to double, ideally triple, your investment for every dollar you spend.

In this article we have outlined the changes you can make to the different areas of your home to enhance its value;

The Entry and Front Yard

Estimated Added Value: 4-10%

The front exterior of the home is usually the first thing buyers see, which is why improvements there are among the most significant value-adds for your house.

An external makeover can cost from $2,000-$15,000, depending on the work involved but you don’t get a second first impression and people are more likely to trust a property that looks well maintained.

Improvements made to the front garden can yield massive returns and will net you far more than that if done in a way that contributes to the overall streetscape.

Landscaping

Estimated Added Value: 5% plus

The great Australian dream is to own a home with a large outdoor space for relaxing, yet it is often the most neglected area. Landscaping is significant for the front of a property, and simple cosmetic changes can improve the curb appeal and add value.

Show pride in your property and speak volumes with a well-maintained garden. Landscaping is fundamental to enlarge the outdoor space in front of and behind the house, providing lawn for kids and pets, and trees to provide shade and keep it cool. More privacy = more buyers.

Buyers love an attractively landscaped yard, and it doesn’t take too much money to fix yours up if you have space for it. This can be done on your own if you have a green thumb, or you can enlist the services of a professional landscaper.

While they are popular among families with young children, swimming pools can stop people buying a house as half the buyers want it, and half don’t. If you do proceed, the cost of a swimming pool can be between $30,000-$60,000.

Make sure the swimming pool is designed for the house, so you get an aesthetic as well as practical benefit. Having a deck surrounding the pool area can effectively connect spaces within your backyard.

Add a Deck

Estimated Added Value: Up to 10%

Creating an outdoor entertainment space adds significant value, but an outdoor entertaining area can range from $10,000 and $25,000, depending on the extent of work done.

Depending on your area, adding a deck can set your home apart from others in the area. Australians love entertaining, so an outdoor entertaining area can add real value to a property.

The key is to match your new outdoor entertaining area with the existing style of your property. Try and work with what you’ve already got to minimise costs and what items you want to be included in this area.

Remember to work with the building in terms of scale, style/architecture of your home, and your budget. Timber decking is typically in the middle of the decking price range due to the availability of raw material.Composite decking materials are usually more expensive because the raw materials used in products like TREX are refined and have a much longer life and less work. Many people find that the environmental-friendliness of and lack of maintenance required with composite decking justify this higher upfront cost.

Update your kitchen or bathroom

Estimated Added Value: Approximately 10%

Updating your kitchen can cost between $20,000-$40,000, but a kitchen can make or break a sale. Where expectations are high, renovators shouldn’t skimp on quality appliances.

The kitchen is the engine room, the central hub of a property and will single-handedly add the biggest value to your property. The key to adding value is to increase the bulk and scale of the kitchen, so it appears larger and of more substantial quality, says Cherie Barber.

Choose a modern style that appeals to the majority of people and create a functional workspace that includes good taps, cupboards, and bench-tops.

Homes would also benefit from a renovation to create an upstairs bathroom or a guest toilet downstairs. It can cost $20,000-$30,000 to add a bathroom and $10,000-$15,000 to upgrade one, but an outdated bathroom detracts from your property value.

If you can put a bathroom on the same level as the bedrooms, it can improve the price significantly and is a simple, cost-effective change that continues to yield massive value.

Green your house

Estimated Added Value: 3% plus

According to an ABS study, turning your house into a green home adds far more value than the initial outlay.

As if protecting the earth and adding home value wasn’t enough, numerous government incentives make many green upgrades an even better investment. Every NatHers star the house went up in energy efficiency it added 3 percent in value

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Another great thing about green technology home improvements is that the return on that investment is always worthwhile.These upgrades appeal to people concerned about environmental issues and add value to your home.

Costs for improvements can be between $500-$40,000 to green your house but improves rates of your home’s energy efficiency across multiple measurements.

Use the simple formulas and general rules of thumb to keep your budget in check and remember that changes that emotionally appeal to your intended audience/end consumer will nett you a high return on investment.

Always remember, your aim when renovating is to get the biggest bang for your buck at the least cost possible.If you want the best looking composite decking or timber decking in Perth to add value to your home, contact us to help you decide on the best decking material for you and get 3 quotes.

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Mazlin Junid
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03:04 09 Feb 22
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anna wingell
09:35 17 Jan 22
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Rod Wright
Rod Wright
10:40 13 Dec 21
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Ryan C
Ryan C
05:12 13 Oct 21
Decking Perth provide great advice for novice deck buyers by showing you a wide range of products underpinned by knowledge and a conduit to deck builders. A couple of days after we visited Decking Perth one of their preferred contractors provided a very competitive quotation and we engaged AllStyle Carpentry. Decking Perth supplied all materials as they are a One Stop Shop for the contractor. The Modwood Xtteme deck looks fantastic and we could not be happier with it. Thank you Decking Perth as your business supported our thinking and your advice saw the planning come together and we now have a lovely deck.Phill Cribb
Phill CRIBB
Phill CRIBB
10:14 21 Apr 21
Could not recommend Deck Perth more. I had a small area at the front of my house which needed Composite decking supplied and installed. Visited their shop for ideas, then they organised a contractor to attend for a quote to install. All done within 2.5 weeks and over the moon with the end result at a reasonable price, thanks again
Owen Taylor
Owen Taylor
04:01 08 May 20
I contacted Decking Perth regarding an extension to our current Trex Deck. They took my details and within 4 hours I had been contacted by 2 decking installers and both had attended and quoted within 3 days. Jamie from Elite Decking had the job completed the following week! Lovely team, quiet, clean and tidy workers, on time and on budget, attention to detail exceptional. You cannot tell the difference between the 5 year old deck and the new extension. Highly recommend Elite Decking and Decking Perth.
Louise Bray
Louise Bray
06:27 28 Jan 20
I had some Trex (tiki torch colour) decking installed just before Christmas 2019. Jamie was great to deal with and did a great job installing the product. He and Phil were also very helpful in choosing the best product. Thanks guys! I have no problems recommending Decking Perth to others.
Peter Coulson
Peter Coulson
23:30 05 Jan 20
Great service, professional products.And easy to deal with
Dean Bumbak
Dean Bumbak
19:02 04 Dec 19
As an ordinary DIY supported by a Team of Rockstars to achieve a tremendous result and nothing was too much trouble Cristian and Cassandra.
Aaron Henley-Martin
Aaron Henley-Martin
07:36 22 Nov 19
We were seeking a good quality decking oil for our garden landscaping and out-door shower project. We found the reviews on-line for Cutek Extreme Clear wood preserver were very good and suited us as it is absorbed by the timber thereby ensuring greater life expectancy and a great grain enhancer. In addition re-coating every 18mths to 2yrs appealed as the timber only requires a high pressure wash and a dry off period before re-coating. No sanding required. We chose a New Bronzetone tinter to deepen and enrich the merbau timber grain for an excellent aesthetic finish. Next Project the pool deck!
Chris Pallett
Chris Pallett
04:13 08 Nov 19
Marty Brausch
Marty Brausch
08:47 29 Jul 19
I contacted Decking Perth to see about getting my small courtyard sorted. Cassandra recommended 2 companies to install Trex decking. Marty and his team did a great job. I'm really pleased with the results.
Belinda G
Belinda G
03:34 13 May 19
I use Decking Perth as timber and composite decking supplier, and have dealt with Adrian for years. The team are passionate and strive for innovation, always presenting the latest products to benefit the end user. I'm grateful for their knowledge and desire to see the best fit for purpose product for both client and contractor alike.
Matt Libardi
Matt Libardi
12:47 15 Apr 19
I contacted Decking Perth to get my alfresco area upgrade to latest trex decking. She recommended two subbies however I choose one subiie who is Easy Deck. It was highly impressive to note the way specially Casandra how she provided total service package including resource, material and also best economical options. This is the best customer service i ever had experienced. follow up on work progress, quality control etc are other events Cassendra followed up with customer. it was very impressive work indeed by Easy Deck and Decking Perth.
Great job at a fair price. Thanks Joe!
Steve Collins
Steve Collins
04:25 20 Aug 18
Aaron East Landscape Designs used Trex decking and did an absolutely awesome job. Very professional. Would highly recommend them for decking and landscaping
Kelly Berry
Kelly Berry
03:27 01 May 18
21m2 of decking needed around pool area. Decking Perth provided an easy service to get the job done quickly and at a very good price. Installation contractors were switched on and provided smart options to get around a couple of problem areas. Cannot fault the installation, it is fantastic and sets off the pool area fantastically.Can highly recommend Decking Perth to anyone.
Tim Waldby
Tim Waldby
13:47 05 Oct 17
Sharon Moieni
Sharon Moieni
06:14 26 Sep 17
Made the quoting process very simple and easy and checked in regularly to make sure that we were happy with the process and the finished job.
Samantha Stenersen
Samantha Stenersen
02:06 15 Sep 17
Adrian and the team were extremely pleasant to deal with and provided friendly and informative service throughout the sales process. A thoroughly positive experience from start to finish and the Trex products we purchased look outstanding.
Jon G
Jon G
07:06 12 Sep 17
The service provided by Adrian at Decking Perth was exceptional in helping us select our decking and providing advice regarding the laying. The Torona Brown Trex decking looks great. Neville
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