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10 proven strategies to increase the value of your home

Updated: Jul 20, 2023


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Increasing the value of your house or apartment is a great way to increase your financial security. From simple DIY projects to larger renovations, there are a variety of options available for increasing the value of your home. With careful planning and execution, you can make smart investments that will not only add monetary value but also improve the quality of life in your home. Whether you are looking to sell your property or simply want to increase its value, here are ten of the best ways to boost its value:

1. First impressions matter

By investing in enhancing the exterior of your home is a reliable method to boost the value of your property. You not only prioritize its curb appeal, the visual attractiveness of the property and its surroundings when seen from the street, but also convey a powerful message about your identity to your visitors.

A good first step is to focus on upgrading the front door area to create an inviting entrance. By freshen up the exterior walls, adding plants, a door canopy with downlights or lights on either side of your front door will highlight the entrance to your home.


2. Kitchen Renovation

The kitchen is often the heart of a home. Many consider the kitchen to be the most important room in the house, and it tops the list of renovations that increase the value of the property the most.

If your kitchen is separated from the dining room it is worth considering knocking down this wall if removal is can be done done safely and in compliance with building regulations. Open floor plans are viewed as a modern and a desirable feature.

If you are not considering a total remodel of the kitchen area, here are the top 3 things that will generate the best return on investment: 1. Replacing or refurbishing old kitchen cabinet doors. 2. Replacing outdated kitchen appliances. 3. Replacing old countertops.


3. Bathroom Remodel

Similar to the kitchen, a well-designed and updated bathroom will add value to your home. Focus on features like new tiles, updated fixtures, and improved storage options to create a fresh and inviting space.


4. Energy Efficiency Upgrades

In Switzerland there are different grants for upgrading the energy efficiency in your home from the federal government, cantons and sometimes from the municipalities. You should look into this before upgrading the energy efficiency in your home as some grants you need to submit the application before the work begins. Energy efficient homes are in high demand. Upgrade your heating system to a energy-efficient system, install energy-saving appliances, LED lighting, modern double or triple glazed windows, and improve insulation to reduce energy costs. When this is done you can consider installing solar panels.


5. Create Open Spaces

Open floor plans are highly sought after in today's real estate market. If possible, remove non-structural walls to create a more spacious and airy feel throughout your home. Most load-bearing walls can be removed once there is an alternate support system in place that can continue to provide a balanced transfer of weight. Before making any structural changes, it's essential to consult with a professional contractor or engineer.


6. Add a Deck or Patio

Outdoor living spaces are increasingly popular and can provide an additional usable area. Build a deck or patio area that complements your home's style and offers a pleasant space for relaxation and entertaining. For both family and friends, an outdoor kitchen and dining area under a charming pergola is often the optimal choice.


7. Upgrade Flooring

Replacing worn-out carpets or dated flooring with hardwood, laminate, or tile can instantly elevate your home's value and appeal. Opt for durable, low-maintenance materials that suit your budget.


8. Smart Home Technology

Integrate smart home features like programmable thermostats, security systems, and lighting controls. These additions not only offer convenience but also attract tech-savvy buyers.


9. Convert Unused Space

Make the most of underutilized areas like the basement, attic, or garage. Renovate these spaces to create functional rooms such as a home office, guest suite, or entertainment area.


10. Regular Maintenance

Keep up with routine maintenance tasks to preserve your home's value. Regularly inspect and repair any issues with plumbing, electrical systems, and structural integrity.


Remember, the specific improvements that add value may vary depending on your location and target market. Consider consulting with a local real estate agent to determine the best upgrades for your property.


We can help you with all of the above. Together with a few selected real estate agents we can develop a plan to maximize the value of your property. Contact us and we will start the discussion.

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info
Jun 23, 2023

Great! About to renovate our entrance. Curb appeal was a new word for me.

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ursula
Jun 13, 2023

I like your presentation very much! Good luck from us! We will keep in touch!

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