Frugal Living

How to Add Value to Your Property Without Breaking The Bank

Do you want to know that your property will be worth more than you bought it for? Adding value to a property can take money, time, blood, sweat, and tears. However, if you sell it in the future or keep it as a family heirloom, it’s all worth it.

The great news is, there are many things you can do to your home to add value to it without having to spend a fortune. Here are some of those things:

Go Green

Many buyers are now looking for properties that allow them to live more sustainably. For example, properties with solar paneling are now more sought after than ever before. Depending on where you live, you could benefit from government grants or tax relief that allows you to get a great deal on solar panel installation.

You could also think about installing a wood burner. Wood burners aren’t as environmentally friendly as other go-green options but they do lower the amount of energy used on heating a home.

Garage vs Carport

Everyone likes the option of having a garage. It’s a safe place to park a car at night and it can often become an added room for storage. If you haven’t got a garage in your home, you may be thinking about building one to add value to your property.

Carports could be a cost-friendly solution. They don’t cost as much as a garage to build but they offer perfect protection for your car in all weathers. As weather becomes more unpredictable, this is ideal for your use now and for selling your property in the future.


Are you making the most of your backyard? Landscaping could be exactly what you need to attract future potential buyers. An attractive but low maintenance yard is what every buyer dreams of. 

Asking a landscaper to make the best use of your backyard means you’ll be able to get the best out of your outdoor ground while ensuring your adding value to your property at the same time. It’s a win-win for your family and any family that lives there in the future.


Never underestimate the importance of a good paint job. All the small jobs that most people never find the time to do are all good selling points when it comes to finding buyers for properties. Fresh paint, new roof, clean gutters, mowed lawn, to name but a few.

They’re all time consuming jobs but it’s easy to tell when a home has been looked after. If you want to get as much money as you can for your property, it’s important to keep up with these jobs year after year so the property doesn’t fall into disrepair.

Adding Value Frugally

You can be frugal when it comes to maintaining and updating your property. Look at the latest property trends that are likely to last over the next few decades and invest your money wisely. Keep up with maintenance jobs and let your house do the talking.

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