Looking to renovate your home but not sure where to start? Renovating can be a great way to refresh your home and add value.  

If you’re new to renovating, it can seem like a daunting task. Whether you’re just adding a fresh coat of paint or are looking to do a major project, it’s important that everything you do adds value to your home. 

If you don’t take the time to think strategically about your reno, it can end up costing you time, effort and money for little reward. Renovating for profit is about thinking smart. For the best results, you need to work with expert builders and not cut corners. 

Here are five areas that you should focus on in your renovation project to bring more value to your home. 

Home office

Having a dedicated office space in your home can be appealing to buyers. It’s a simple way to add value to your home. To make a study sanctuary, all you need to do is convert a spare bedroom. Add drawers, shelves, lighting, and some indoor plants. 

Outdoor space

Creating an outdoor space where people can relax, entertain guests, have barbecues, sit around a firepit, do gardening and play sports is sure to attract buyers to your home. Make it personalised and unique to achieve a wow factor. Think about how you like to spend your free time and what would appeal to you. 


Having a standout kitchen can bring significant value to your home. However, kitchens are expensive to renovate, so you’ll need to consider whether it’s worth it in your budget. A budget kitchen can cost between $10,000 and $20,000 while a top-end luxury kitchen will require a budget of $35,000 to $75,000.

When renovating your kitchen, make sure to include plenty of storage space, a big pantry, and high-quality appliances. Your kitchen should look fresh and inviting while also being multi-functional. It also needs to flow seamlessly to your living, dining and entertaining areas. 


A modernised bathroom is also important for bringing value to your home. It needs to be sophisticated and functional. Try to create a sense of calm and relaxation. Start with simple things like paint and fittings rather than a complete overhaul if you want to save money. 

Media Room

Having a unique factor in your home is sure to increase its value. For example, if you’ve got a dead space with no windows, you could transform it into a media room. This would be perfect for entertaining guests and giving your home a wow factor. 

To create a media room, install plush tiered seating, carpet, a sound system, and a high-quality screen. Be creative and deliver a space that will give visitors a positive experience to set your home apart from the rest. 

Looking To Start Your Home Renovation?

At JM Homes, we ensure we always take the time to listen, communicate and act with our client’s interests at heart at every stage of the build.

If you have a renovation project in mind, we’re Brisbane’s building experts. Whether it’s a Queenslander, new build, house raise or extension, we can help you.

Contact us today.