Design Trick #1: Ample Storage Space From the Start
There’s nothing more frustrating that living in a house that doesn’t offer ample storage spaces or solution. Space is cramped. Shelves are full. Closets have to be utterly optimized to make the situation bearable. The good news is that when you’re building your own home, you can take a number of preventative and cautionary measures that will cover all of your bases. Even if your family multiplies faster than rabbits and in higher exponents than the Brady Bunch, planning ahead helps keep you comfortable. It also helps to virtually guarantee that you can accommodate the needs of future potential buyers in the event you decide to upgrade and put this new home back on the open housing market.
If you’re looking for a simple way to boost your home’s value before you ever even built it is to make sure you’ve got PLENTY of closet and storage space throughout the house right from the get-go.
o Cabinet space should be ample, and designed for efficiency and style (NEVER sacrifice one aspect for the other) house value estimate
o Functional attics and basements automatically increase your total square footage – and therefore your home’s basic value.
o A walk-in closet added to a master bedroom/master bath combo transforms an ordinary bedroom into a Master Suite.
o Incorporate a pantry (in addition to cabinet space) to give your kitchen a nice boost.
o Extra storage space in your bathroom can conveniently store towels, wash cloths and other basic hygiene items.
But the best thing about all of this extra storage space is that you don’t have to wait to sell your home in order for it to pay off!
Every time you open a convenient cabinet, door, closet or other built-in storage unit, it’ll make your day-to-day life both easier and simpler. Every time the kids don’t have to bug you to find out where something is or where something goes, it’s paying for itself. The number of scenarios are virtually endless, but the main idea is still the same: ample storage space is a boon for everyone, no matter how you slice things.
Not sure it’s worth it? Then check out this little tidbit:
According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, a recent National Association of Realtors survey revealed that 2/3 of home buyers are willing to pay extra for a walk-in closet in the Master Bedroom…
So, after you’ve taken full advantage of all of that storage space, there will be a huge opportunity to take advantage of it yet again!