What is a bedroom worth to you?

Date Wednesday, 16 March 2016 12:00 AM

There are few rooms around the home that you would spend more time in than your bedroom. In fact, a normal sleeping pattern takes up more than 30 per cent of a normal day itself, not counting the well-deserved afternoon naps, outfit changes and general use of the room.

When you're designing your own home with G.J. Gardner Homes, it might pay to consider the best ways to make the most out of your bedrooms.

More value from more comfort

There are direct links between housing stress and physical and mental health, so make your home big enough for everybody.

If you have a growing family, building a new home can be a fantastic way to ensure your loved ones will be comfortable in the years to come. That might mean allowing for a bedroom for that baby on the way, or even visiting in-laws that would otherwise disrupt the sleeping patterns of your children.

Sleeping patterns are incredibly important, as even adults can attest to. The Australian Institute of Family Studies found that there are direct links between housing stress and physical and mental health, so making your home big enough for your growing family can be vital for ongoing wellbeing.

Domain Group reports that including an extra bedroom can add up to $150,000 in value to your home, and a family looking to the future will see that as a very attractive option. Where a bedroom is not needed, it can also be used as a study or extra storage.

Data from the Real Estate Institute of Victoria suggests that there is a significant price jump between homes with two and three bedrooms, and solely in terms of resale value, that's good news.

Making your changes stick

Building a home can be a fun and rewarding undertaking, but you don't want to be completing the project and then look at your home in a few years and decide it needs renovation. The Westpac Renovation Report outlines that between 2010 and 2014, the number of renovations around the country increased by 147 per cent. There are a large number of people in Australia that are deciding to renovate rather than relocate, but if you've designed a home then wouldn't you want it to stand the test of time?

Allowing for any extra family members, whether living with you or just visiting over the weekend, is just one way that you could reap value from your new home design. Wanting to expand your family but can't find the right place? Talk to the team at G.J. Gardner Homes about building your own perfect patch.

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