The Grenfell Record
Sunday, 3 December 2023

3 Property upgrades that are worth investing in

3 Property upgrades that are worth investing in
3 Property upgrades that are worth investing in

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As a homeowner, you have to consider yourself a real estate investor. This is quite fitting, as, of course, you've invested in real estate-whether for personal or business use.

When you have that kind of mindset, you have that innate nature to think of and consider what's best for your property.

This means keeping it well-maintained and doing all the necessary upgrades to improve both functionality and aesthetics.

With that in mind, there's no better time to make those renovations than now. After spending almost the entire year at home, there's undoubtedly a lot you've seen you want to change about your home.

However, choosing what to fix and work on is a significant decision to make. That's funds spent on your home, which now won't be available for any other purpose.

If you're considering going through property upgrades as your home project for this year, you might as well do those which are worth investing in.

Here's a great post to read to help you better grasp what the best property upgrades are.

1. Cool roofing

One of the universal problems experienced in older homes is the heat. When your roof isn't cooled or aptly insulated, your home will be a lot warmer than it has to be.

This is a problem, both comfort-wise and economically. As to comfort, surely no one wants to stay in a sweltering room.

Financially, to solve that heat problem, the air conditioners have to be set at cooler temperatures than is necessary. This means you're using up a lot more energy.

A solution to this problem is to have cool roofing. These roofs can reflect more sunlight and absorb more heat than a traditional roof.

You can choose many materials to make your cool roofing possible, such as metal roofing, reflective coating, shingles, and a sheet covering.

2. Garage doors

Garage door replacements make it second on this list. If your home still has an old, manual garage door, you may want to consider switching to automatic, smart garage doors. It's a property upgrade that may increase your home's value, should you decide to re-sell in the future.

One of the most pressing advantages of having an automated garage door is convenience. When you make it to your driveway, you no longer have to go down to open your garage door.

You can stay in your car, and with your remote control, you can open your garage door with ease.

Moreover, it gives you a more secure entry to your home. Switching to an automated garage door is a matter of safety.

The sophisticated lock system makes your garage door harder to access by thieves. A rolling security code changes every time the remote is used.

As long as you keep the remote within family members, this mechanism significantly increases your home's security.

3 Property upgrades that are worth investing in
3 Property upgrades that are worth investing in

3. Kitchen renovations

Kitchen renovations will always be a good choice. The kitchen is the heart of the home. It's where you do a lot of cooking, at least twice a day.

The kitchen is where the family gathers to talk and eat if you also have a kitchen island. The dining area is now rarely used in many households, mostly only when guests or family come over.

With the foot traffic and workload the kitchen goes through, it's therefore not surprising that it'll be one of the parts of the home that'll experience the most wear and tear. Making kitchen upgrades may subsequently be a necessity.

To give you an idea, some of the best kitchen renovation projects you can do for 2022 include:

  • New counter-tops, particularly splurge-worthy choices like quartzite;
  • Addition of built-in, high-tech appliances;
  • Walk-in pantries, for homes that don't have one yet;
  • Modern wood finishes, as to the style; and
  • Multiple islands, if you have the space for at least two.


When you're making upgrades in your home, there's a lot for you to consider. You have to balance what your home needs and improve its looks. On top of that, you need to be mindful of choosing those you're sure are worth it.

The last thing you'd want is to spend money and time on an upgrade that later on you figure out wasn't even worth it.

If you're still looking for ideas, you can't go wrong with those listed above. All you need to do is find a builder you can trust to make those property upgrades a reality.