How to Add Value to Your New Home

Designing your new home is exciting, and at the forefront of most people’s minds is ensuring the finished product is functional and looks amazing. Making sure your home will be suitable for your family now and into the future is important, but it is also worth keeping in mind the future resale potential of the property also if you’re looking at building again later down the line.

There are a few simple things that you can do while planning your house design that will add value to your home immediately, and make living in your new home more enjoyable too.

Design Services

Take advantage of any design services offered by your builder to help style your new home exactly how you would like. Not only will you get an expert opinion that can help elevate your vision, but they will also be able to guide you through the whole process, and potentially add thousands to your property’s value.


One of the best ways to add value to a home is through landscaping and feature materials. You want your home to have a stunning street presence that stands out amongst the rest, and there is no doubt that a property that has curb appeal will get more attention and be worth more when it comes to selling. A well-designed backyard can also add tens of thousands of dollars in value to a property, and you will obviously get the added benefit of being able to enjoy the yard while you own the property.

The backyard of ‘The Shenton’.


How much storage a home has is key to what potential buyers are looking for in the future. Buying a home that is lacking in storage is something most people will avoid, so it is better to have too much rather than too little. The good thing about including ample storage is that your family will get to use it while living in the home, so it is something that is definitely worth doing if you’re looking for creature comforts and something potential buyers will be looking at.


Upgrade your benchtops to make your home feel extra luxurious. It may seem like a minor thing, but good quality benchtops are a definite selling point for any home. Whether you choose thicker benchtops throughout, or add a stunning waterfall end, to your kitchen island, upgrading the benchtops will give your home an extra touch of luxury.


The lighting in a home can make or break the atmosphere of the whole home. Nobody wants to live in a dark and gloomy house, after all. You can never have too much lighting, and when it comes to giving your home that luxury feeling without blowing the budget, lighting is the perfect option, whether that’s through the use of windows, LED downlights, or even feature lighting.

The living area of the Oceana home design.

Green Energy

One of the most trending ways to add value to your home is by investing in green energy, and there are quite a few options to choose from. Solar panels, low-E glass, and even EV charging stations are all popular choices for modern homes. Read about Content Living’s Sustainability Upgrade in ‘Sustainable House Design – 5 Ideas for Your New Home’. The increase in the value of your home is great, but it is also good to know that the environment is benefitting from your choice to use green energy too.

To find out more about designing your new home, contact Content Living and speak to an expert to get started on your building journey.