The Three Most Valuable Home Improvements in South Florida

Most Valuable Home Improvements

The Three Most Valuable Home Improvements in South Florida

Posted on June 14, 2023 by Great Florida Homes

Refurbishing and improving your home is a great way to protect the value of your property, while also making your home a more functional and productive space to live in.

But, the trick isn’t just remodeling. You should think carefully about what kinds of remodels are going to offer the most value. Remember, home value and functional value can be two separate things. We’re going to focus on dollar value improvements here, but if you would functionally benefit more from adding a painting studio or fitness room, those are still great investments.

So, without further ado, here are three of the most valuable home improvements here in South Florida, and, if you’re looking for a South Florida home, you might want to look for properties that have already made these upgrades!

1. Impact Doors and Windows

Getting impact doors and windows in any state that is affected by hurricanes is a great idea. But did you know that there are other benefits to having these important improvements?

There are!

For one thing, impact doors and windows are better sealed and insulated than alternatives. That means that you may see lower utility bills after you install them.

The other big benefit of this upgrade is that it can help cut down on the outside noise around your home. If you live near a busy street, park, or other noisy areas, you’ll be amazed by how much quieter a simple window upgrade makes things.

2. A Patio or Deck

One of the main reasons that people move to South Florida is to enjoy the year-round beautiful weather. But you can’t enjoy the beautiful weather unless you have a space to enjoy it in!

Building a patio or deck, or refurbishing and improving an existing one, is a great way to add value to your home while also making it more appealing to spend time outside.

Not to mention the entertainment possibilities!

While you’re working outside, consider adding a garden shed, garden beds, or other outdoor improvements as well. Beautiful landscaping adds to the value of your home, and if you have a green thumb you can easily take advantage of Florida’s rich soil and long growing season.

Or, if you have the space, maybe your own private pool?

3. Upgrade Your Garage

Building a new garage might mean negotiating with your HOA, but it can be a great way to improve the value of your home and protect the investment in your car or truck at the same time. Florida weather might be beautiful, but it can be rough on exposed vehicles.

Even if you can’t rebuild or don’t have room to expand your garage, other improvements can make a big difference in the utility of your garage, and the value of your home.

Consider adding built-in shelving for storage, making space for appliances like a deep freeze or garage refrigerator, or even just upgrading the garage door for a more modern and efficient design.

Other options include things like improving the insulation in your garage or turning part of your garage into a workshop.

These might not feel like big improvements to make, but an up-to-date and functional garage is a huge draw for a lot of buyers. Plus, it makes the space more functional for you and your family!

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At Great Florida Homes, we specialize in helping buyers find the perfect home, and sellers find the perfect buyer. We understand what makes each home special, and pay close attention to client preferences to make sure we choose the right combinations of features in a new home.

For sellers, we help you make your home selling-ready, make it easier to find interested buyers, and can even help you find your next home if you’re still looking while your existing home is on the market!

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