The custom built home of your dreams, has just been completed and you’re all moved in. You obviously want to keep it looking great for years to come. Maintaining the value of your home is all about making sensible improvements and keeping up with smart maintenance. To help you do so, we put together a list of three overlooked tips that will help keep key areas of your home looking their best.
Our first tip for you is performing regular maintenance. Yes, we know what you’re thinking. “My house is new, why do I need to do this?” Well, it’s very important as smaller items left uncorrected can eventually turn into larger problems. Two areas of the house to consider are your air conditioning system as well as the furnace. Fun fact: it is recommended that you swap out air filters at least twice a year. If you want to improve energy efficiency, then it’s probably around 4 times. Not doing this will eventually lead to energy inefficiency and other problems.
Monitor For Potential Heat Loss
Cold winter months in the midwest will eventually test the integrity of any home. If drafts or air leaks occur and are left unmonitored, furnace systems work even harder, which inflates your heating bills. Correcting any cold air drafts or leaks won’t directly raise the value of your property, but it will help keep your monthly utility bills in check.
Landscaping and Gardening
You probably know it as “curb appeal” but we consider it a great asset to keeping up your home’s value. Landscaping is one of the first things that people see when they approach your home. According to experts, investing at least 10% of your home’s overall value into landscaping can allow for up to a 150% return on your investment if you’re trying to sell your house in the future. Plus, it just looks great and adds a bit more character to a home.
We hope you find these tips useful. Don’t forget to contact us for more information on our quality custom home construction. We’d be happy to help you in any way we can!