Owning your own home is an important part of the Australian dream. It’s seen as a sign that you are successful and, more importantly, it provides you with financial security.
But, no matter how much you love your home, it is likely that you’re going to want to sell it. The only question is whether you’re upsizing or downsizing. However, with the price of property continuing to climb, the best way to make sure you get the home you want is to increase the value of your current property.
There are many ways to do this, one that you may not realize is by adding an awning. It should be stated that you’ll want a high-quality awning, such as those supplied by Sydney awnings, the quality of the awning makes a big difference.
Increases outdoor space
It doesn’t physically increase the space you have available outside. But, it does make it feel both larger and more usable. This is because a good awning gives shade when needed and can even protect against the rain.
That instantly makes the yard and the house seem more attractive. The better the house looks the greater the level of interest when you sell and the higher the price you can charge. It’s simply supply and demand, the more people that want a property the higher the selling price will be.
It looks good
Now you realize that the more appealing a property is the higher a price it can command, it becomes obvious that an awning increases appeal. It looks fantastic, is colour-coded to match the house, providing shade on your well-designed patio, and it can be adjusted according to your needs.
You just need to make sure it’s a nice day and the awning is out when you take pictures of your property to sell.
Improves energy efficiency
An awning doesn’t, just create shade outside your property. It also blocks the sun from entering the house. This is important as the sun will heat your home up, making it too hot to comfortably live in and meaning you’ll have to use the air conditioning. The unit will need to work harder because of the heat of the sun.
This increases the running costs and the likelihood of it needing to be repaired.
In other words, an awning can reduce the cost of running a house. Again, this makes it more attractive to potential buyers and increases its value.
Don’t forget that, because it can be wound in, it doesn’t affect your ability to get sun in the winter, helping to keep your home warm and feel brighter.
Adding an awning won’t magically increase the value of your home according to the mortgage company. But, it will make it more desirable to buyers, increasing the likelihood of a bidding war and potentially pushing the price up. Because the awning isn’t just about resale and can provide an array of benefits for you, it’s worth investing in one today.