Maximising The Aspects Of Your Home

There are a number of things to consider if you want to optimise your home, such as the layout, structure, finishes, and aesthetic of the property. If you’re planning on extending your home or renovating it for a return on investment, look no further than Nicon Built. We are the go-to builders for architectural homes, heritage extensions and dual occupancy residences. Our highly skilled team specialises in the design and build of architectural homes, tailoring our forward-thinking designs to the needs of our clients.

Here are some of the essential bullet points to add to your checklist if you want to maximise the value of your home:


As the saying goes: Location! Location! Location! Where your home is located has a huge impact on its resale value, down the line, whether you’re looking to buy or sell. While many people prefer urban sprawl, for its easy commutes and bustling lifestyle – full of cafes and other cultural amenities, suburban areas shouldn’t be written off either. Many home buyers are looking for a more affordable or quieter option, making the suburbs an obvious choice. Just make sure there are schools and shopping centres nearby.


Think about the kind of homeowners that will be attracted to your property before you put it on the market. While you might personally be content with one or two rooms and a bathroom, many big spenders will have large families and will be looking for that extra bit of space. Consider opting for an extension as it will pay back when it comes time to sell.


The structure and integrity of your home make all the difference for prospective buyers. Structural issues in the foundation of your home should be attended to sooner rather than later, to avoid unexpected costs down the road. Check for any signs of water damage and mould, as well as cracks and issues with plumbing and electricals – as savvy buyers will be quick to spot any wear and tear!

Window Placement

The direction your home (or rather, your living space) faces has a massive impact on its value. Buyers favour north-facing homes as they’re able to provide a shield from the sun in summer, and increase the amount of sunlight entering the space in the colder months. However, there are a range of benefits and disadvantages depending on if your home is west-facing, east-facing or south-facing, so it’s worth doing your research in order to increase the appeal of your home.

Driveway Placement

One easy mistake to make when it comes to home building or renovating is forgetting to think through where your driveway is situated. This is super important for visual reasons and access: a well-placed driveway is highly desirable as it has an impact on the appearance of your exterior, and there are safety considerations you need to allow for, such as drainage and the distance between the boundaries and footpath. It’s also a good idea to think about council guidelines, as well as colour and finish, as you want the driveway to blend seamlessly with the style of your home and the surrounding streetscape.

Finishing Touches

The devil is in the details, and a fresh paint job, top-quality finishing, impressive landscaping, neat floors and modern lighting fixtures will go a long way in maximising the value of your home!

With a rare blend of exceptional communication, and elegant, modern results, our friendly team at Nicon Built is more than happy to collaborate with you to make your dream a reality.  If you’re planning to build in or around Melbourne, you can count on us to get the job done.

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