Whether you are trying to sell your home or you are just looking to increase the value of your home for a larger project, then any repairs and cosmetic changes you make should add value to your home. If it doesn’t, it should at least help you retain the value of your home. If the changes you are making are not made out of necessity, though, you should be careful about what you change. If you are unsure about where to begin or what you can do, then here are just a few ideas of things you can change to increase the value of your home.
Freshen up the rooms
This applies mostly to those people who are selling their homes. First impressions do count when it comes to potential buyers and so you should make sure that every room is looking as good as it possibly can. This can be as simple as touching up some of the paintworks or ensuring that all of your cushions fit properly. You can fix this easily by using cushion foam cut to size and then decorated with appropriate covers. Simple things like this will all make an impact on your home’s value as silly as it sounds.
You will likely have heard that refurbishing your kitchen is a great way to add value to your home. This is very true with experts suggesting that revamped kitchens can add around 26% to the property’s value. The problem with this is that adding a new kitchen to a property can be very expensive. However, you do not need to get a whole new kitchen if you have a solid base to work from. Sometimes just adding in fresh units, a lick of paint, or even new appliances can all massively increase your home’s value and make your kitchen look brand new. Not everything has to be done all at once. Pick the most problematic aspect of your kitchen and start there.
If you have the time, space, and money adding extra living space is a great way to add value to your home. However, there are lots of ways you can do this. Not every extension has to be a literal extension of your home. You could convert your garage, cellar, or attic into a living space. This will add an extra room to your property and thus increase its value. It will also save costs on changing anything to the structure of your home. It is well worth thinking about. Many people crave storage space but being able to sell a previously 2-bed home as a 4-bed home will open you up to a very different market.
These days, energy efficiency is up there as one of the most important considerations when it comes to new homes or saving costs in your old home. Especially with the cost of living so high. The better energy efficiency your home has, the more money it will be worth. You could consider adding a new boiler, but this can be quite expensive. If you want to make your home more energy efficient without breaking the bank, then you could think about loft insulation or double-glazing windows. This will help you lose less heat from your home and charge you less to heat it all the while improving your home’s value.
Splitting the property
If you own a large home, then you may be able to make it into two properties. This is most likely true if you live in the city and have a huge market of people looking to rent. However, this is not an easy option. It will require some renovation work and it may require you to move out from the property for a little while. You will also need to get a solicitor to help you navigate the difficulty of land holding. Speak to your local council as well as they will have an opinion on your ambitious renovation.
Improve the garden
If you are looking to add value to your home, then redoing your garden is a great way to start. It is often the first thing people will see and so you need to make a good first impression. Also, gardens can truly make a home feel magical. Everyone has a different idea of what they want to do with it so having a garden that is clean and crisp will add value to your home.
Adding value to your home
There are so many ways you can do it but remember that not everything needs to be done as soon as possible. Take your time and it will happen without any problems.