The right home improvement can add a significant amount of value to your home. However, it’s important to be highly selective, as not every change you make will have an impact on the price. With more and more people renovating instead of moving, is it time to take a look at the changes you can make at home?
10 – Loft Conversion
A loft is often a highly under utilised space that can add a great deal of value to your property. With an upgrade to your flooring, compact furniture and some on trend accessories, you can totally transform this unused space. A skylight from Direct Blinds will also make the room seem more homely too.
09 – Fresh Paint
When it comes to adding value to your home, you don’t need to always overhaul a room in its entirety. Sometimes, even little updates can make a difference, so don’t be afraid to quickly spruce up neglected areas of your home with a fresh and on trend lick of paint.
08 – Essential Repairs
Maintaining your home should be a top priority. From repairing leaks, eradicating mould and replacing faulty or broken equipment; all of these things play a part in the overall look and feel of your home, as well as it’s functionality!
07 – Energy Efficiency
There’s no avoiding it; being energy efficient is the future. Homes that boast things like robust insulation, smart meters and energy efficient windows are more likely to not only increase in value, but are likely to sell quicker too.
06 – Kitchen Upgrades
If you can afford it, upgrading your kitchen is a home improvement that can often add between 5 and 15% to the value of your home. Remodelling and rejigging, new doors and new worktops are among the jobs you can do to refresh the heart of your home. Top tip: shop around to keep costs down!
05 – Retiling to Create A New Look
Something that can be done across many rooms, updating tiles in the kitchen, bathroom and even living spaces to be in-keeping with the current trends can help keep you ahead of the rest of the properties on the market.
04 – Handles
And on the subject of kitchens, if a full renovation or retiling isn’t an option financially, why not simply change the handles to create a more modern look and feel?
03 – Outdoor Space
Adding things like decking to your garden (if you have the space) helps the increase your home value. As a very desirable feature for potential buyers, especially as the weather improves, if you make your outside space more appealing, your home will be more appealing. Oh and don’t forget about potted plants too!
02 – Update Old Electrics
It may seem like a menial task, but it’s one that can really help! Updating the wiring if you have issues and changing socket faces from old fashioned brass to modern chrome finishes, can help boost a rooms overall appearance and be more attractive to buyers.
01 – Kerb Appeal
Last but not least, how your home looks from the road and it’s first impression is paramount. Give the exterior a simple makeover by cleaning the drive, weeding, touching up any paintwork and repairing any cracks.
You don’t have to choose the most expensive improvements to add value to your home, but by adopting some of these top tips, you could not only help to increase the asking price, but almost guarantee a quicker sale too.