Current Home Updates to Increase Value

When you are considering a home renovation, the first step is to do some research. Some updates you might tackle just for yourself or your family. Others are home updates to increase value in your home. Whether you are looking to sell your home in the future or simply want to get your money back, here are the top five best investments that you can make in 2021 and beyond. 

Photo of a home with solar panels on roof

1. Solar Panels

Near the top of most home updates to increase value is solar panels. Want to make your home more eco-friendly? That’s just part of it. Depending on your location and your home’s roof structure, you can really boost the value of your property with the right solar panels.

Not on that, solar panels can also help save you money on your current utility bills. Look at the solar panel price and consider whether you can afford the startup cost. In these calculations you’re come to the payoff point. After that, all future savings are pure profit.

2. Underfloor Heating 

Although heating was once a luxury for homes, now many parts of the world is using underfloor heating. Underfloor heating might sound like a home improvement suitable only for the rich and famous, but it can make a sound investment for any home.

Underfloor heating can help to distribute the warmth more evenly around the rooms in your house and is often one of the top features of buyers’ priority lists when they are looking for somewhere to call home.

3. Attic or Loft Conversion 

One of the top investments for your home is a loft or attic conversion. Doing this update will take unused storage space into a spacious and welcoming bedroom, play area, or office space for your family. This room, especially if it is an extra bedroom, will add tons of value to your home by allowing larger families to live there and giving potential buyers more flexibility with how they use the space. If you have the right skills, you may even be able to complete their conversion yourself without the help of professionals. 

4. New Plumbing 

If you are fed up with drizzling taps, you should consider updating the plumbing in your home. Updating the plumbing is a great investment for your property as it can help to modernize it and can help you to sell your house faster and for more money as buyers will not be put off by the idea of having to replace all of your house’s pipes before they move in. 

5. Double or Triple Glazing

If you have not already updated your windows, now is the time to do so. Double or triple glazing is both environmentally friendly, as it lets out less heat from your home and can slash your bills considerably by keeping your house warmer. It can also decrease condensation in your home, minimize noise from outside, and can stop drafts from making you shiver while you relax inside of your property. 

Tre Pryor, Realtor

Tre Pryor is the leading real estate expert in the city of Louisville. He is a multi-million dollar producer and consistently ranks in the top 1% of Louisville Realtors for homes sold. Tre Pryor has the highest possible rating—5.0 stars on Google—by his clients and is routinely interviewed by the local NBC news. Tre Pryor is a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame.