Hodges Real Estate

Knowing where to skimp and where to splurge

Posted by Rebekah Hutton on Tue, Aug 2020

Knowing where to skimp and where to splurge

Transforming your home to ensure it functions efficiently and presents itself beautifully can be an extremely expensive exercise. It’s essential to consider which items are worth investing in that will increase the value of your home when it comes time to sell.


Floors have a huge influence on the look and feel of the home, therefore stylish, durable, low-maintenance flooring should always be a priority. Whether it be floorboards, tiles, or carpets, select a high-quality option that you can afford that will wear well and stand the test of time.


Smart home technology is becoming increasingly more advanced and an integral part of our lifestyle. Wherever we go in the home we have high expectations of good Wi-Fi and connectivity. From device-controlled speakers, to activated lighting from your smart phone, there are so many ways you can greatly enhance the value of your home by getting a little bit innovative with technology. Choosing energy-efficient products and appliances that are both stylish and sustainable are the ultimate investment.

Architectural details

The right architectural details can add character, charm, and elegance to even the simplest of spaces. Choosing the right architraves, cornices and skirting boards can potentially elevate your entire home into something truly magnificent. If you have a heritage, art-décor, or traditional style home, invest in the additional details to showcase, and complement this style. Alternatively, if you are going for a modern or minimalist approach, invest in sleek finishes and luxury shadowline details.


Art allows you to get creative and express your taste and style without having to do anything permanent to the home. It can completely transform a space and can instantaneously make a room look complete. Art can also assist with staging and framing your home perfectly when it comes time to sell. Avoid selecting on-trend pieces, and instead go for something you love and will provide you enjoyment for years to come.