Best Ways to Boost the Value of Your HousePosted 2nd April 2014 in Advice
When thinking about updating your home there are lots of improvements ranging from small projects to larger scale re-design projects that can increase the value of your home. We've compiled a list of the improvements that will add value and maintain your home's appeal.
Missing roof tiles, damp and rot are common problems for houses. These can lead to your home becoming a cold and unwelcoming place. If your house has any major structural problems, this is something you must deal with first before undertaking any other improvements.
Updates to your bathroom don't have to revolve entirely around a new bathroom suite. You can bring a new lease of life to your bathroom through new towels and accessories.
You can update your kitchen in two ways:
If your cupboard frames are structurally stable you'll be able to change the cupboards doors, drawers and worktops. The cheapest of the two options.
But if your kitchen is in need of a total revamp then it'll be best to replace it. This doesn't have to be too expensive, as if you've got the skills you could look to fit it yourself.
Windows account for a large amount of heat loss and if your home:
Has single glazed windows
Doesn't have uPVC windows
Then you could be loosing up to 20% heat loss from your home. Not only does this mean your home is losing heat but you'll also be losing money!
Introduce bi-folding doors
Bring the outside in through bi-folding doors, the perfect way to add more light to your room and allow you to enjoy your stunning garden. By making your home lighter its a great way of creating the illusion of space, as well as in turn making both the inside and outside look appealing.
Loft conversions are noted as one of the easiest and cheapest ways of adding more space to your home without causing a major disruption. Loft conversions can increase the floor space within your home by up to 30%. But for some properties planning permission may be needed.
Add a conservatory
Extending your living space downstairs is always a good idea. A conservatory provides the perfect opportunity for that extra room you've always needed. Whether its for a dining room, second living room or study.
Add an en-suite
Adding an extra bathroom to a property is a great way of increasing the value and a good investment, especially if its an en-suite bathroom for the master bedroom.