Increase your home’s value with Caesarstone
To increase your home’s value and appeal, consider quality finishes from Caesarstone
Concrete may traditionally have been more practical than beautiful, but it’s now being used to create modern and chic spaces. That includes this concrete-inspired kitchen countertop and matching sink in Caesarstone’s (caesarstone.co.za) Sleek Concrete 4003; Caesarstone’s Frosty Carrina 5141 makes for stunning soft ivory white flooring and countertops; bathrooms are one of the most impactful spaces when selling your home. Quality appliances and finishes such as this freestanding bath and Caesarstone Calacatta Nuvo 5131 wall cladding effectively upgrade this functional space
While decluttering, repainting and completing minor repairs before prospective buyers take a look at your home can create a stronger first impression, updating your home’s most functional and ‘lived in’ spaces on a more fundamental level is often the clincher. The rise in popularity of open-plan living has meant that the kitchen has become the anchor and the point from which the entire house finds its direction and look, says Philip Richards, brand director of blu_line. ‘A modern kitchen that’s designed with the latest functionality, materials and Caesarstone surfaces will ensure that your home attracts the best buyers at the right price.’ The kitchen is worth more per square metre than any other room and is often a deciding factor that sways buyers.
While it might not be feasible to remodel the kitchen completely, small but effective changes such as respraying cabinet doors and upgrading plumbing fixtures will instantly refresh its effect. An area that is worth spending a bit on is countertops and backsplashes. Upgrading these to Caesarstone quartz surfaces will add wow factor, as well as serious value to your property.
‘A modern kitchen that’s designed with the latest functionality, materials and Caesarstone surfaces will ensure that your home attracts the best buyers at the right price.’
The bathroom is the second most impactful space in your home when it comes to influencing a sale. An impractical or outdated design and scruffy, stained or faulty sanitaryware can be offputting to potential buyers. As the most personal of spaces, your visitors’ experience of your bathrooms is going to affect how they feel about your house overall. ‘From our experience, updating your kitchen and bathroom can help to sell your house faster and potentially add thousands onto the selling prices,’ says Ryk Neethling, marketing director of Val de Vie. ‘A home’s materiality is directly related to its intrinsic value and resale potential,’ confirms Caesarstone’s marketing director Trevor King.
Choosing top quality, hygienic finishes that also retain their design longevity helps to position your house as a good investment in the minds of estate agents and buyers.’ Tim Akinnusi, head of sales and client management a t Nedbank Home Loans, agrees: ‘It is important for homeowners to look at modifications and upgrades that will increase the value of their home. Look primarily at the functional areas of the house as well as incorporating energy efficient technology and systems into your home
‘It is important for homeowners to look at modifications and upgrades that will increase the value of their home.’
WHAT THE PROPERTY EXPERTS SAY
‘The best advice is to get your house in order. Ensure there are no issues that any potential buyer can raise or that can be either off-putting or lead to a lower offer.’ – Samuel Seeff, chairman of Seeff Properties
‘Essentially, sellers should always try and present their homes to appeal to the widest possible market. Small improvements such as a fresh coat of paint and dressing a home with a neutral palette immediately make a property more saleable.’ – Carol Reynolds, Pam Golding Properties area principal for Durban Coastal
‘Additional factors that could influence your property’s marketability – and consequently the value of your property – include demographic change, progression and regression, and supply and demand. A home office and security systems that don’t influence aesthetics are also important considerations.’ – Richard Gray, CEO of Harcourts South Africa
‘It’s a well-known fact that kitchens and bathrooms sell homes. Using luxurious products such as Caesarstone in both your kitchen and bathroom is guaranteed to make a good impression on a buyer. So much so that many real estate agents even make a point of including Caesarstone features in their property descriptions as a key selling factor.’ – Simon Bray, CEO of Private Property
For more info: All Caesarstone surfaces come with a lifetime warranty (Ts & Cs apply). Visit caesarstone.co.za for new colour palette additions from May.
* This article originally appeared in REAL ESTATE Magazine. Credits: Photo: Supplied