Oakville homeowners can be congratulated for choosing one of the most desirable locations in the greater Toronto area. When homes are put on the market, they often sell in less than a month. However, buyers have high expectations. Making improvement to increase the value of your home is a worthwhile investment whether you plan to relocate within the next few years or remain in your home indefinitely.

The Kitchen Remains the Heart of the Home

Open concept kitchens are very desirable. Sleek finishes and clean lines create a contemporary but timeless design that works for both everyday living and entertaining. White and wood grain cabinets add to the appeal of a stylish, functional kitchen. Include stainless appliances, pull-out storage and waste units, phone charging stations and pocket doors.

Natural stone surfaces add natural beauty and are available many colors and patterns. People appreciate both their elegant appearance and low maintenance. Complement the stone with natural wood flooring, a neutral palette and a touch of color to create a warm, welcoming space for family and guests.

Outdoor kitchens are also sought-after. Fire pits extend the season, making it possible to enjoy the outdoors even on chilly evenings. In addition to a great built-in grill, consider adding a stone pizza oven. Homemade pizza is easier than you think and you can’t beat the taste.

Add Style and Serenity to Your Master Bath

Upgrading the master bathroom is sure to add value to your home. Feature low maintenance and beautiful stone and marble surfaces. A rain shower is a popular upgrade you’ll love. Tubs for the master bath can become a focal point, adding a sculptural appeal while promising the ultimate in peaceful relaxation.

Radiant heat flooring is a wonderful, energy-efficient and much appreciated option, especially when the temperatures dip and the snow flies. Don’t forget to add extra ventilation to lower the risk of a mold problem in the future.

Don’t Forget Curb Appeal

People decide very quickly whether or not they are interested in a home. Well-planned and uncluttered landscaping that looks wonderful in all seasons draws the eye to the centerpiece, the home itself. The exterior should be clean, well-maintained and attractive.

The roof should be in good repair, as should the gutters and siding. In an older home, be sure there are no foundation cracks. Catching any of these problems early can save you thousands. A fresh coat of paint can dramatically update the home’s appearance.

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Go Green

Millennials in particular prefer environmentally friendly homes. A quick start is to add LED lighting. Be sure the home is more than adequately insulated. Energy-efficient appliances, heating/AC systems and water heater will increase the selling price and the chances of a quick sale.

Go Smart

Bill Gates had a smart home long before most others, but smart features are now a popular feature. In addition to the ability to monitor their home’s security from any location, homeowners like being able to control the thermostat, blinds, appliances and the home entertainment system with a voice command or a simple click.

Discuss all the possibilities of adding value to your home by talking to a pro. Alair Homes Oakville are specialists in custom home building and renovations. The primary mission is providing a stress-free, unique construction experience. The customer always comes first.