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3 Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Future First, build on additions. Finish a basement, add a deck, or build an addition onto the house. Your home increases in value for resale and for your family’s use when you add onto it, not to mention the fact that you become a more knowledgeable person. Even when your hire someone else to do the work for you, you can’t help but pick up a few things along the way. When you finish a basement you provide more space for family members to come live, or guests to come visit. Some even rent out the basement to a family to make a bit of extra money. Should you turn around and sell your home, the finished basement will provide a significantly higher selling price than what you originally paid for the house. You can’t lose when you make needed additions to your house. The key to coming out on top is to make additions that the market wants (like a finished basement), not meaningless additions that will turn customers away. Do some market research on what people are buying these days and you’ll prepare it for a future sell, if you should ever need to do so.

Home Renovations Second, renovate your home. Like building on additions, renovating can bring much needed value to your home, not to mention expose potential problems that could destroy your house from the inside out. Initially, upgrading a kitchen to a more modern style will provide cosmetic appeal to the place, not to mention its capacity to increase functionality. As you can see with many Apple products, people are often willing to pay a higher price for an appealing look. On top of that, older kitchens weren’t built as spacious as they are today. The aisles were thin and hard to maneuver through. The countertops were generally smaller because the time didn’t call for so many appliances. Renovating the room will make it possible to increase your moving and working room. On the other end, taking the time to tear out old cabinets, appliances, and islands can help expose broken pipes, stripped wires, and other potentially dangerous situations. You get to look at the guts of the house and see if everything is as it should be.

Get Fixin’ If there’s anything that needs fixing, you’ll be able to identify and fix it before it can cause any more serious damage to the structure of the house. The kitchen’s not the only part of the house that can be renovated either. Pick any room you want to upgrade and determine what it would take to upgrade it properly. This will show its benefit in the future by improving your living space while increasing value. Third, install technology that will help you adapt to where its evolving. For example, you can have installed a solar tile mount on your roof for solar energy. If there was an ideal form of energy people could switch to, it would be solar energy. Europe is catching on and installing them everywhere. It’s only a matter of time before homes have their own panels to produce energy. You will need a solar tile mount to make this possible. Summer is a wonderful time to get on the roof to install a solar tile mount for that purpose. Home theater systems are another great example. Although projectors and surround sound systems have been popular for a while, they will continue to be so it can be a good idea to install one with all of the newest equipment. When you catch onto coming trends like solar power early, you prepare your home and family for a better future. Increasing value to your home and predicting what customers will want will help prepare your home for its future. Even if you don’t decide to sell the property, you’ll have a house you can call a useful home. Photo Credit: Brock Builders,

3 Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Future  
3 Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Future  

First, build on additions. Finish a basement, add a deck, or build an addition onto the house. Your home increases in value for resale and f...