The desire to make sure your new Adelaide carport will be a good investment makes perfect sense, because us Australians are a pretty restless bunch.
According to the 2016 Census, around 43 per cent of the Australian population had moved house during the previous five years. Across the nation, the average length of time we stay in a house we own is only around 7.5 years. For apartments it’s even less.
So, if you’re going to spend several thousand dollars or more on a new Adelaide carport, you’ll want to know that you’ll at least get your money back when it comes time to sell.
OK, so it makes sense to build a carport that will add value to your home, but how do you do it? Thankfully, it’s mostly commonsense, because the things you are seeking in a carport are likely to be similar to the things that a future owner would want.
1. Practicality and protection
Your new Adelaide carport isn’t likely to add a lot of value if it doesn’t adequately do the job it was designed for, which is to protect your car and other assets. Pretty obvious, really.
Practicality is important and if you do have one eye on the future it’s a good idea to at least consider any potential new owners. For example, you might only need a single carport, but if you have the space and the budget a double carport would be a better ‘add value’ choice.
2. Match your home
Some carports look like they were built at the same time as the house, even though they may have been added years or decades later. Matching the look of your home (e.g. style, materials, colours) will always be a design winner.
If you don’t want your carport to be a perfect match for your home, complementing your home’s style, materials and colours is another option. This can be a good choice, for example, if trying to match your home isn’t possible within your budget. A good example would be trying to match a home with a Dutch gable roof style and roofing tiles, which would both add extra cost to the project.
4. Add curb appeal
If your Adelaide carport does a good job of matching or complementing your home, what you have done is increase the curb appeal of your home. This is vital when it comes to sell and can make the difference between a potential buyer parking their car for a closer look or driving straight past.
It’s also worth pointing out that adding value by building a new Adelaide carport doesn’t just mean more money in your pocket when the sold sticker goes on the sign. In most markets, a home with a carport is more likely to sell more quickly than a house without, giving you a chance to move on with your life.
To find out how Outside Concepts can help you add value to your home with a new Adelaide carport, go to our website or call us on 1800 601 674.
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