For many of us, our home is our greatest asset, so it makes sense to capitalise on this investment.
If you’re wanting to add value to your home, it’s important to tick all of the right boxes to ensure you’re adding value without being out of pocket. There are certain projects which will be quick and easy, adding instant interior appeal, whereas some others will be slightly lengthier but worth the time.
To help you identify the money makers and avoid the money pits, we’ve come up with a nifty little list, sharing with you some of the best ways you can add value to your home.
Give Your Space A Lick Of Paint
One of the quickest, easiest and not to mention cheapest ways to add instant value to your home? Give the walls a bit of TLC.
Applying a fresh coat of paint or papering the walls is one of the most cost-effective ways to add value. Make sure you consider the colours being used though – you want to ensure they complement each other and work well within the rest of the home.
Increase Your Living Space
If your garage isn’t being used to house a car, it could make sense to convert it into a living space – especially if you have parking outside.
The first step in this process is to, of course, ensure that your garage is suitable for conversion and whether it requires planning permission. Most of the time it’s unlikely you will need it, but it’s always wise to check!
Quality garden space is increasingly becoming a luxury rather than a necessity, especially if you’re living in heavily populated areas, like cities. Designing your garden into an additional room or summer house can hugely increase the value of your home.
First impressions are also essential, so if you’re selling, give your home some additional curbside appeal with a little tidy up and some new plants.
Embrace Open Plan Living
Open plan living will allow you to transform your home and save on the cost of an extension, simply by knocking down the wall that separates your kitchen and living room.
However, if knocking down an internal wall isn’t an option, you could consider a rear or side extension. Although this can be costly and time-consuming, it’ll give you exactly the space you want, as well as adding value to your home.
Add Bifold Doors
Bifold doors are a brilliant way to welcome extra natural light into the home, all whilst creating a visual and physical link to your outdoor spaces. Not only do bi-fold doors look attractive, but they can also increase the sense of space and effectively create an entire outdoor room in the summer months.
An attractive, clean and sociable kitchen is essential to both buyers and property surveyors. Before replacing an entire kitchen, consider the fundamentals of the kitchen first, such as the shape and position of certain elements, this way you can decide early on whether you’ll need to create any structural changes to the space.
Thankfully, kitchen renovations aren’t mega expensive and can be carried out for a modest investment. Small changes such as repainting or replacing unit doors or even the worktops can have a huge impact, as can new flooring and lighting.
Adding value to your home doesn’t have to be a costly task, however, it is something that can make all the difference when it comes to eventually sell your home.Back to Blog