Five Ways to Add Value to Your Home
Whether you’re planning a completely custom home or you want to mold one of our luxury designs to seamlessly fit into your lifestyle, Sekas Homes can ensure you’re always making choices that add value to your home. There are five key things you can do that will help increase the value of your custom home design in the Northern Virginia area, and some of them are even standard features in our homes.
Upgrade Your Kitchen
One of the most popular ways to add value to your home is upgrading the kitchen. At Sekas Homes, we pride ourselves on being a green builder—in fact, we were awarded the 2012 Town of Vienna Green Home Certificate for builders—so building responsibly is always one of our top priorities, along with your satisfaction. That’s why we recommend choosing high-efficiency appliances for your kitchen.
In addition to high energy efficiency, another highly sought-after kitchen design which will add value to your home is a gourmet style kitchen. This includes features such as:
- Expansive counter space
- Granite countertops
- A spacious, spread-out design
- Stainless steel appliances
- An island
- Lots of cabinet space
- And more!
Our highly experienced design team can help you select the kitchen options that are right for you and your lifestyle.
Turn Your Bathroom into a Sanctuary
These days, a bathroom isn’t just a place to brush your teeth or grab a quick shower before work—the modern homeowner wants a peaceful sanctuary where they can lounge in the tub or get revived by multiple showerheads after a long day. Creating an inviting bathroom design is an excellent way to add value to your home. You have many options, from tile flooring and built-in shelves to Jacuzzi tubs, glass showers with multiple heads, faucet designs, lighting, and more. Your options are virtually endless.
Invest in Your Windows
Windows are an important aspect of your home. Not only do they provide natural light, they make your home look beautiful—that’s why you don’t want to choose just any window. At Sekas Homes, we always use high-efficiency windows that reduce costly heat loss, and we have many different styles from which to choose. Selecting the perfect window shape, pane size, and cladding for your custom home in Northern Virginia is always one of the most important design factors—and having a large quantity of energy efficient windows providing natural light into your home will always increase its value.
Enhance Curb Appeal
When it comes to adding value to your home, one of the most important places to focus on is the exterior. The curb appeal of your home is crucial because it’s the first impression people get. There are many things you can do to enhance your curb appeal:
- Choose from our high-quality exteriors, including stone, brick, and more
- Have a thoughtful and welcoming landscape design
- Use hardscape effectively—retaining walls, pathways, driveways, etc.
- Select beautiful and energy efficient windows and doors
Those are just a few of the ideas you can use to make the exterior of your custom home just as magnificent as the interior.
Use Energy Efficient Materials
In addition to other aesthetic and design changes you can make to add value to your home, using energy efficient materials will always increase your home’s worth. As we mentioned, Sekas Homes values energy efficient, green construction very highly—we understand the importance for not only the environment but the homeowner as well. All of our homes are ENERGY STAR qualified, and we aim to not only meet those standards, but exceed them as well. If you’re interested in learning more about what you can do to make your home more efficient and environmentally responsible, simply ask your design team during your initial consultation.
Learn More About Improving the Value of Your Home
If you want to find out more ways to add value to your home, contact Sekas Homes today. Whether you’re interested in our green building practices or you want to discover more choices for the kitchen and bathroom, we can answer any question you may have.
Posted November 9, 2012