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7 of the Best Ways to Add Value to Your Home Revealed

Contributed by editor on Apr 30, 2019 - 11:35 PM


We all want our homes to be worth as much as possible, especially considering they are one of the biggest purchases you will ever make in your life.



Buying a house is a big investment and you will want to make the most of it while getting as much money back on your house as possible. In today’s property market, by making the right adjustments to your home, you can hope to make a profit from what you paid for your house.
When you are thinking of the best ways that you can add value to your home, it is important that you focus on working with what you already have. It can sometimes be difficult to know which home improvements are worthwhile, so here is a list of the seven best ways to add value to your home.


Utilize the Garden Space


Many people underestimate the value of a good garden space, and even though large gardens are less appealing to buyers due to the upkeep they require, having some additional outdoor space is a big selling point for a lot of people. Making the most out of your outdoor space is a great way to add value to your home, as it doesn’t need to cost a fortune either.


In recent years, swapping grass for decking or a patio has become a very popular garden trend, as it provides you with somewhere to sit outside, but without having to maintain the grass. Summer houses are also additional features that are often popular with homeowners, as it is the equivalent of adding another room to your house. Whether you have a large or small outdoor space, there are many ways that you can improve how it looks and make it a space that can be utilized and add value.


Update Central Heating


One of the first things that a potential buyer will ask when inquiring about the house is what type of central heating it has. Having an older model of central heating can significantly put someone off buying your house, but by adding or updating your central heating you can add more value to your home, without having to spend too much.
Having an up to date and well-functioning central heating system is a great way to improve the efficiency of your home which will help to increase its overall value.

 
Have a Loft Conversion


Loft conversions have become a very popular way for homeowners to add more value to their homes as even though it will require a significant amount of money up front, the payoff will be worth it. While a loft conversion can cost around £600/m², it costs around twice as much to get a house extension but gives you just as much additional space.
Adding a loft conversion can be a great way to add another bedroom to the house, which means its value will increase. Although you should remember that a loft conversion will mean building an additional staircase, so you should consider whether that will take up too much existing space. Unlike some extensions, you are unlikely to need planning permission for a loft conversion, as you are simply making the most out of the space you already have, but you should check with your local authorities before you start work.
 

Replace Old Windows and Doors


If you want to add extra value to your home, then you should ensure that all the windows and doors in the house are double glazed. This is essential for most buyers as it makes the house a lot more efficient (as they keep the heat in better), and it also looks a lot better!


You should consider getting a composite front door for your home, as they are energy efficient and provide ultimate security, while also looking great! You can get composite doors in a variety of colours with additional features such as modern chrome handles. Visit this site for more information on the composite doors available and why they are a better option when it comes to making changes to your home to improve its value.

 

Add an Extra Bathroom


While it is a great idea to add an extra bedroom to your home to improve its value, adding an extra bathroom is a great idea. In recent years, it has become a trend to have a downstairs bathroom as well as an upstairs one, so this would be a great way to add value to your home. However, you should make sure that you maintain a balance between the number of bathrooms and bedrooms.


If you don’t think you have enough space to add an additional bathroom to your home, but do have a large bedroom, then you could instead add an en-suite, as this will add value and give your home a more luxurious feel.


Increase Kerb Appeal


In case you aren’t aware, kerb appeal refers to the attractiveness of the outside of a property, as this is the first thing impression a valuer or a buyer will have of your home. It is easy to improve your home’s kerb appeal, as a few inexpensive and small changes can go a long way. By painting the front door, tidying up the front garden, and adding a few plants, you can transform the way your home looks from the street.


Add a Conservatory

 

A conservatory can add a lot more value to a home than it will cost to build, which makes it no surprise that they have become increasingly popular in recent years. However, it is important that you spend some time thinking about the design of the conservatory before you start building, as if it is poorly integrated into the property then it can become more of a hindrance.

 

It is important that you make an effort to make necessary changes and updates to your home so that your house doesn’t fall behind compared to other houses on the market. That way, your home’s value doesn’t decrease.

 

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