Making home improvements is a great way to help add value to your property if you’re prepared to make small investments and get stuck in. Here are five sure-fire ways to increase the value of your home in.
Small Yet Effective Touch-Ups
Small touch-ups and regular maintenance will ensure your home is kept in good condition whilst hopefully increasing its value, without having to spend too much money in the process. Effective DIY methods for improving a homes value include;
- Painting the walls – Neutral colours like white and cream are favoured by buyers, as this leaves more to their imagination and can also make a space seem lighter and more spacious.
- Replacing old skirting boards with newer, more modern pieces. Skirting boards are an inexpensive way to really bring a room back to life with a huge variety of designs to choose from. Moisture resistant skirting boards are also a great selling point for potential buyers as they will last far longer.
- Replacing old, outdated architraves and dado rails will give doorways and walls a new lease of life.
- Changing doorknobs and old unattractive cupboard doors is an effective way of modernising a kitchen.
- Take care of your garden space – mowing the lawn and opening up garden will let potential buyers really envision their use of the space.
- Install outside lighting to help create a tranquil space for nighttime retreats. Installing motion lighting on the front of a property will add extra security to the property.
Building an Extension
Having an extension built is no cheap matter, however, it can be a great way of adding value to your property, given that you have the space to utilise. Consider what floor space is available on the property and see whether you are able to build an extension either outwards or upwards. It is even possible to extend downwards with a basement!
In some cases, building a basement is easier than building externally on a property. Planning permission can be easier to obtain when a proposal makes no changes to the exterior of a building. By adding an extension, you create more room, thus adding more value to your property. If you’re planning on adding an extension, consider an extra bedroom or a reception as these rooms are perceived to add the greatest amount of value to your property’s worth. Don’t forget, planning permission is most likely needed if you’re living in the UK.
Replace Old Windows and Doors
Windows and doors can last a while, but over time they’re likely to become more structurally vulnerable, especially if they’re made of wood. Replacing doors and windows is important to protect your property from break-ins, single glazed windows and rotten frames are surprisingly easy to gain access from. Modern doors made from PVC are stylish, last a long time and are very secure compared to old fashioned doors.
Insulating your home is a great way to stay warm and makes for a great investment. Having a well-insulated house will save lots of money in the long-run, by reducing heating bills. There are various methods for insulating a property, ranging from cheap to expensive.
- Thermal paints are an effective and cheap way to insulate rooms from the inside.
- Polyurethane wall cavity injections can save up to £100 annually for average-sized households.
- Draft proofing.
- Insulating tanks, pipes and radiators.
Consider A Loft Conversion
A loft conversion is a great way to make use of empty space that isn’t being used and increase the value of a property. Removing the clutter could prove to be a challenge but if there is enough room for access to the loft via a stairway, adding an extra bedroom will greatly improve your home’s worth. Check out this great Pinterest board for some inspiration!
When it comes to improving the value of your home, there are plenty of options out there from cheap fixes to expensive renovations. If you like the sound of installing some new skirting boards to increase the value of your property, contact our friendly team at myskirtingboards.com either by calling 0333 366 0082 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org today.