How to Make Money from Home Improvements | MGP Property Skip to main content

Strategic home improvements can significantly enhance the value of your property. However, it’s crucial to make informed choices — not just expensive upgrades, so only those that will provide real financial returns.

The Importance of Expert Guidance in Home Improvements

There is more to enhancing your home’s value than simply knowing the current market trends and local buyer preferences. It also requires a deep understanding of design, construction, and the costs associated with different materials and construction methods. These insights will help ensure your investments generate real returns. Unfortunately, not many agents possess this comprehensive expertise, which is essential in guiding effective decision making.

Emotional Decisions vs. Market Preferences

When it comes to home improvements, it’s vital to separate personal preferences and what the broader market will respond to. To maximise your return on investment, decisions should be devoid of emotional influences; the focus should remain squarely on financial gains.

Some Cost-Effective Home Improvement Areas

If you’re looking for the typical areas where you can get the most out of your investment, consider the following:

Painting: Generally provides the biggest return on investment. Sometimes people feel like their walls aren’t in bad shape so they don’t need doing, but often its more about the right colour. Don’t forget to include doors, door frames, skirting and any other timber trims.

Kitchen and Bathrooms: Adding stone overlays to that old laminate benchtops or modernising cupboards and drawer fronts can transform these outdated areas.

Modernizing Hardware: Update things like door handles and tapware go very well with newly painted walls and doors.

Lighting and Fans: Installing new ceiling fans or upgrading lighting fixtures can modernise a room instantly.

Window Treatments: New blinds or curtains can refresh a space significantly and ensure that any new walls colours arent clashing with old curtains.

Flooring: There are carious cost-effective solutions that can rejuvenate your home’s flooring without removing and reinstalling new floors. However, replacing floors or carpets if you know the right people, and use the right materials, can also be done in a cost effective way.

Discoloured Fixtures: There are some smart ways to refresh discoloured fixtures such as ceiling vents, light switches or GPO covers, and some won’t cost you a dollar.

Proven Success with Strategic Improvements

Let’s say we actioned all these suggested improvements in a 1990’s or early 2000’s homes – all of a sudden it has an entirely new skin throughout and just feels new. We can tell you, buyers in the current market will pay you a premium for your hard work.

We’ve been involved some incredible success stories in the City of Melville where home improvements have yielded returns ranging from 200% to 400% on the investment made. These are not just numbers but tangible results that highlight the effectiveness of well thought through upgrades. Take a look at our case studies via the link below.

Tailored Solutions for Every Home

Every home is unique, and so are its needs when it comes to improvements. While the above suggestions generally apply, the best strategies are always tailored to the specific circumstances of your home and its target market. If you’re thinking about making upgrades, it’s wise to consult with a professional who can offer personalised advice and walk you through the various options. Everyone says they are an expert, but not many can combine all the essential elements of buyer preferences, design, construction, and what will provide a return on investment. So, I would even go so far as to ask for examples of when they have been consulted in this area and the result that was achieved after – the proof is in the pudding.

Whether you’re preparing to sell or just want to increase your home’s value, strategic and well-informed improvements can make a significant financial difference. If you’re ready to explore these options, I’m here to help guide you through the process, ensuring that every dollar invested not only enhances your living space but also delivers a solid return on investment.