10 Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Home

  • Add a loft conversion. Extra space is always a winner. The main thing to keep in mind is to ensure that the contractors are reputable, that the conversion is done to a high standard, and the work is of good quality.
  • Spruce up your bathroom. A tired, dated bathroom is guaranteed to tank a house’s value. A bathroom conversion is a quick, simple fix that will update the style of your home – particularly if you opt for luxury features such as underfloor heating, extra cabinet space, and extra-large showers.
  • Re-paint the exterior. A newly painted house looks well-maintained and inviting, which increases its value. The paint-job itself also gives you an opportunity to notice any impending structural or maintenance issues that you will need to address.
  • Upgrade your kitchen. From backsplashes to sinks and countertops, kitchen fashions and trends change rapidly. Get an interior designer to help you decide which aspects of your kitchen need updating and hire a reputable builder to conduct the remodel.
  • New windows. Windows are very susceptible to wear and tear. If you don’t have double-glazing installed, consider it. It will increase the value of your home as long as the windows suit the overall style of the house. While it may be tempting to replace wooden windows, be careful; wooden windows tend to increase house value greatly. Consider restoring rather than replacing.
  • Check your flooring. Sometimes, the interior of a house can look great, only to be let down by worn and tired floors. Re-flooring can increase house value, as long as you keep the same existing style throughout. If you have wooden floors, consider either restoring them or replacing them with high- quality laminate.
  • Landscape your garden. Gardens have a huge impact on house values, so if yours is looking a bit rough around the edges, invest in a landscaper and give your garden some TLC.
  • Maintain your property. Buyers, in particular, will notice issues such as broken roof tiles and other small niggles, which can significantly affect house prices. Attend to these issues quickly – before they become a money pit.
  • Add a conservatory. A conservatory provides great usable living space. Keep in mind aspects like shade and ventilation when consulting with a builder.
  • Climate control. Buyers want economical heating and cooling, so if you live in an older property with old heating and air-conditioning, consider replacing or upgrading these systems. If you’re replacing floors, underfloor heating is a winner as it is both more economical and practical.