Cable railings have become more popular in recent years, particularly among homeowners and commercial property owners who have decks, balconies, patios and gardens. Waterfront homes and properties with scenic views are also ideal for cable railings.
There are many advantages of cable railings and those benefits are precisely what can give your home a boost in resale value. The value of a home is influenced by many factors, but the most important elements are the physical attributes. While the location and functionality of a property are always taken into consideration, the immediate aesthetic appeal of the structure and surrounding grounds is often the biggest factor in the resale value or appreciation of a property.
The following benefits of cable railings can increase your home’s resale value.
When a home appears to have recent updates, there is an immediate impact on the resale value. Very few buyers will find appeal in a home that looks old, outdated, or unkempt. On the other hand, they’re likely to get excited about modern improvements and other stylish design elements. These updates are generally perceived as a sign that the property has been well taken care of. Cable railings will enhance the resale value of any home or commercial space by providing a modern, updated look. With a plethora of design options, they can easily complement many different architectural styles.
A scenic view is definitely something that will add to the value of a home. A breathtaking panorama is the reason many homes are built at high elevations with expansive decks and big windows. So, if there is any way you can enhance the view, by default you would also be enhancing the value of the property. While most railing types tend to obstruct one’s view, a cable railing will allow clear visibility. This is precisely the reason so many waterfront homes have cable railings. You can sit back and enjoy the view from any angle and your gaze will not be impeded by wood pickets or smudged glass.
The Illusion of More Space
Another factor that increases the perception of value in a home is space. Buyers often want to see large open floor plans with spacious rooms and outdoor areas. The larger the deck or terrace, the better. But, it can be very expensive to add on or remodel for extra square footage. With just a simple, inconspicuous cable railing, you can make any balcony, deck or interior application seem larger and more open, giving your property’s value a boost. While other railings act more like a wall, a cable railing will be clear enough to give the illusion that it’s not even there.
Some buyers will balk at elements of a home that present more chores. Subsequently, low maintenance and enhanced convenience are big selling points. Tell a prospective buyer that they’ll have to pressure wash and re-seal a wood railing every year and they may lose interest, but a beautiful railing requiring next-to-zero upkeep? Now that’s worth something. Because cable railings are made of highly durable metals that won’t rust or corrode, they’re very easy to maintain. Once the railing system is installed there is very little investment required.