How to Increase Your New Home’s Value
Building a new custom home is an exciting experience, but how do you increase your new home’s value? There are a number of things you can do while you’re building your home or even after to increase real estate value on your property.
Increase Your New Home’s Value With Smart Home Technology
Adding smart home technology is one of the easiest ways to increase the value of a new or existing home. Smart home technology can be integrated with many different systems and areas of your home, including the thermostat, the lighting system, the appliances, the surveillance and security system, the windows and doors, the kitchen and beyond.
Smart home technology adds an element of novelty that makes your property more desirable to buyers, while adding convenience, improving accessibility, increasing security and even increasing the resale value of your home.
Increase Home Value By Improving Energy Efficiency
Energy-related expenditures account for a very significant portion of a home’s monthly expenses, so by reducing the consumption of electricity, natural gas, oil, propane and even water, you can dramatically reduce the monthly cost of owning the home. This results in greater desirability amongst potential buyers.
Ideally, you should discuss energy efficiency with your custom home builder before the project gets underway, as there are many special building techniques that can be utilized to improve and enhance a home’s energy efficiency. Energy efficiency can be improved by tending to the following areas.
- The windows – Opt for insulated, double-pane or triple-pane windows with a UV coating.
- The doors – Opt for insulated doors.
- The thermostat – Choose a programmable, “smart” thermostat.
- The attic – The attic should be heavily insulated, with an efficient attic ventilation system.
- The walls – The walls should be well-insulated.
- The fixtures – Light fixtures should be efficient, with LED lights, while plumbing fixtures and toilets should be high-efficiency, low-water usage models.
Notably, energy-efficient home construction is one of our areas of specialty at Hulbert Homes!
Increase Your Home’s Value By Creating an Outdoor Living Space
Increase the amount of living space in your home by adding an outdoor living space. This can include a lanai and pool area, a deck with spa, or simply a patio with an outdoor kitchen. The possibilities for creating an outdoor living space are truly endless.
By creating an area outdoors where you can gather and entertain not only adds an enjoyable area to your home, but you also expand the living area of your home, making it more desirable to potential buyers.
Add Home Value By Installing Automatic Shutters
Florida homeowners can also add value to a new home by upgrading to one of the higher-end hurricane shutter systems. It is standard for a new home to come with storm shutters, but you can see a dramatic increase in property value by adding an automated storm shutter system that deploys in a matter of seconds with the press of a button.
This type of storm shutter system is ideal for seniors, disabled homeowners or individuals who simply do not have the time or the inclination to tend to the storm shutters every time a hurricane threatens.
If you’re ready to begin your custom home building project and wish to include smart home technology, turn to a top Florida home builder like the professionals of Hulbert Homes. To discuss your project with our team, just fill out our Contact form or call (863) 232-4924.