In last week’s blog post we covered some tips for how you can increase the value of your home by improving its cosmetic value. In today’s blog post we’re going to continue with our three-part series and offer you more effective tips you can use to increase the value of your home.
Add on To Your Home
Another great way to increase the value of your home is by adding on to it with a room addition.
What exactly is a room addition?
A room addition can be anything from adding on a 10×10 room which can be used as a living room, family room, or guest area to the downstairs of your property.
If you own a single store home you may want to consider adding another story to your home, making it a two-story home.
Choose A Licensed Contractor
Regardless of the addition that you choose, the work must be done by a licensed contractor in the State of California.
Over the years we’ve seen some home additions gone wrong because they were done by unlicensed contractors.
We also have seen some home addition which were not permitted properly, so the city and county where the home is located didn’t add the square feet created by the room addition onto the home and this means the value of the home didn’t increase.
Make Sure That the Addition Is Done Properly
There’s no denying that adding onto a home (if it’s done properly) can be a huge benefit because the extra room will add more space and increase the value of the house.
Once again, we encourage you to have your room addition done with the end in mind. This means that the room addition you choose must “flow the right way” and add value to the home otherwise you could find yourself having a more difficult time selling your house in the years to come.
Yes, you should have a room added to your home that you and your family will be able to enjoy while you’re living there.
The key to success is to always think of your home as an asset that you can improve/increase its value so that once you sell, you will be able to sell your home for the most money possible.
Do you have questions about adding on to your Southern California home? Contact Fred Sed Realty today by calling us at (800) 921-9231 or connect with us online.