Home Improvements that Add Value to Your Property


Making upgrades to your home can be one of the most rewarding experiences of home ownership. Maybe your family is growing and you need some extra space, or perhaps you can see new potential in that kitchen area. Renovating your home presents an opportunity not only to improve your lifestyle now, but increase your equity by adding value to your home. 

While many people are eager to dip their toes in and attempt renovations on their own, the results of inexperience can be costly, and end up costing you more to fix and complete in the long run. Seeking some professional assistance when it comes to renovations is a good idea, as it ensures your project will be well managed and budgeted, and finished to the best possible standard to avoid future problems.

So if you’ve been wondering how you could improve your property and increase its resale value at the same time, why not consider some of these value adding renovation options?

Home Office Addition

In 2020 working from home has become part of normal life. Adding a stylish home office space not only gives you a place to focus on your work, but will add extra value for others looking to purchase your home in the future.

When planning a good home office design, there are several important factors that should be considered like appropriate data cabling, good natural lighting and a seperate entrance from the home.

A professionally designed and executed home office addition can add up to six figures of value to your property. Let Seaside Building Design show you how.

Second Storey Addition

Adding another floor to your home can double the floor space without taking up any additional space on the ground. It can also increase the value of your property by up to 60%.

It should be noted before undertaking home improvement projects of this scale however, that they do require a lot of planning and organisation to be executed well. The addition of another storey to your home is a large undertaking that will require some removal of the roof and for a brief period of time homeowners will need alternative accommodation. 

Seaside Building Design are experienced in designing and managing home renovations projects of this size and are ready to make your second storey home renovation dreams a reality.

Granny Flats and Studios

The addition of a granny flat or other self contained dwelling on your property is a fantastic way to solve your family’s extra space requirements. 

In addition to offering clever space solutions, granny flats can also bring potential revenue streams through short and long term leasing, either through property management or newer opportunities like AirBnB. 

Contact the Seaside team to discuss self contained dwelling solutions today.

A Terrace or Deck Addition

Versatile outdoor living space is the perfect complement to the Australian climate and our modern lifestyles. Adding functional outdoor entertainment space is a great way to increase the value of your property, and improve your quality of life whilst you still occupy it. 

Outdoor extensions are generally less expensive than other renovations (such as adding a second story), but when done well can offer incredible return on investment value. 

If you’ve been dreaming of sharing long summer evenings with friends and family on your very own outdoor terrace extension, give us a call to find out how we can help.

Lofts and Attic Conversions

Converting your ceiling space into a loft space is very on trend in Australia right now. Loft conversions can add some extra space without the costs and disruptions associated with adding an entire new story. 

Due to the shape of most house roofs in Australia, loft conversion can create interesting and unique shaped spaces ready to become offices, living space or extra bedrooms, and present great, modern styling opportunities. Loft conversions are a fantastic low cost renovation that present good return on investment on resale prices.