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Top 4 tips for adding value to your home

  • Posted by: Sebastian Grayson
Extensions & Refurbishment - Top 4 tips for adding value to your home

Whether you want to sell your home as quickly as possible or know that selling up is going to be something you will likely do in the future, then understanding the best ways to add value to your home is important. Investing in your home and increasing its value is very worthwhile and you could end up making a huge profit on your property when you decide to sell. Some home improvements add more value than others to your home, so understanding where to spend your money wisely is key. Here we look at the top 4 tips for adding value to your home.

Kitchens and How They Add Value

The kitchen is the heart of the home, so it’s no surprise that it’s often the first room that people will go for when looking to make improvements for selling in the future. If you want to sell your home, you can be sure that potential buyers are going to be paying a lot of attention to the kitchen space. Updating the kitchen can add a significant amount of value to your home depending on what it was like before. When renovating, don’t just think about what looks good, but also consider functionality and usability, including energy-efficient appliances and how easy it is to use the kitchen for cooking. Opening up the kitchen to create a sociable kitchen-diner space is also an idea worth considering. 

Windows and How They Add Value

Most buyers now consider double-glazing to be an essential item and if your property does not already have it, it can significantly increase your property’s value. When old windows need replacing, it might be necessary to replace them like-for-like if you live in a period property. While windows can add value to your property, this is only usually the case if they are currently inappropriate when it comes to style, not bringing in a lot of light, or are beyond repair. 

Making The Most out of Loft Conversions

A typical loft conversion costs around £500 to £600 metres squared, in comparison to around double this for an extension. It allows you to take advantage of the vertical space inside your home and adds more accommodation. Bear in mind that you will need to make room for a full staircase into the loft. 

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Dormer loft conversions can add thousands of pounds worth of value to your home and can be used in many different ways. One of the most popular options for a loft conversion is a master bedroom, however, more and more people are using them as bathrooms, home office spaces, games rooms, storage rooms, and more. 

Bathrooms  

Bathrooms are another key part of the home that buyers will pay a lot of attention to when they are viewing. A fresh, hygienic bathroom can make all the difference when it comes to grabbing the interest of potential buyers and adding more value to your home when selling. If your bathroom is currently quite old and dated, it might be worth investing in replacing the entire suite. However, this might not always be necessary. If your bathroom is quite modern, then you can simply freshen up and improve your bathroom with a neutral paint shade, good lighting, and expensive-looking features. For example, simply switching out the handles and taps can make a big difference to the overall look and feel of your bathroom. Make sure that the bathroom has a shower, as this is an essential for most buyers today. 

When it comes to adding value to your home, there are lots of good investments to make. Improvements to some of the most important rooms in the home like your kitchen or bathroom, updating the windows, or converting the loft can all help you sell for more. 

If you’re ready to sit back and enjoy a Simply Easy Refurb on your home, contact us today.

Author: Sebastian Grayson