For most homeowners, adding value to their home is a priority. Usually, this is the way that people build their forever home or increase the value so they can climb the property ladder. There are many ways you can improve a home some being large project others being only small. Sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to increasing the value of your home so it’s important to do your research into what potential buyers may be looking for it your area.
Let’s have a look at some of the home improvements you can do to add value to your home:
Improving Your Kitchen
Often seen as the entertaining hotspot of any home, the kitchen is normally at the top of the list as a priority for any potential buyer. They don’t want to have a big project when they have only just purchase so they usually want to have the kitchen as move-in ready. Completing a renovation or making small improvements to your kitchen can have a positive impact on the value of your home. If your budget doesn’t stretch to having a complete new kitchen you could always make changes by:
- Replacing the worktops
- Changing the cupboards doors or handles
- Painting the cupboards
- Changing the accessories such as taps and light fittings
- Updating the backsplash
- Updating any built-in appliances.
Whichever way you look to improve on your kitchen you need to make sure you’re not putting in more money than you will get as a return in value.
Increasing The Space
A really easy way to add value to your home is to extend it in some way. Whether it’s a basement conversion, a loft conversion or a full extension on the side or back of your home they are sure to help increase the value. If you’re looking to extend on your property it could be a good idea to look at creating an open living space. This is becoming more and more popular as a fashion statement but also as practicality for families. When looking to complete this sort of work make sure you have the relevant planning permission and the permission of your local building office.
Replacing Old Windows And Doors
The outside of your home gives the first and last impression that any potential buyers will see therefore it’s important to make sure that the exterior of your home is well looked after. You should make sure that windows and doors are well maintained, clean and replaced if needed. Not only this, people are now looking closely at how economically friendly a property is, so replacing the windows for a more eco-friendly style may help to increase the value of your home. Like with any project to add value you need to make sure they work you’re carrying out is worth more than it’s going to cost you.
These are just three methods of increasing the value of your home, do you have any that you’ve used to add value to your home? Please share them in the comments below.