When it comes to improving your home, there are lots of things you can do, but knowing whether or not the home improvement you are planning is going to add value to your home can be tricky. Thankfully, the team at XL Joinery have put together this document with the do’s and don’ts of home improvement projects that will add value to your home:
If you have space to do so, extending your home is a great way to add value. Not only will it afford you the opportunity of more living space, but it gives you the opportunity to add real value. Adding a conservatory will give you the space, but a well crafted extension that fits in with current features, will add real value to your property. We appreciate this takes time and money to do, however if you do not have the money for the full project, getting some plans drawn and permission granted will also add some value to your home, as potential buyers will be able to see the possible opportunities with the property.
Again, if space is at a premium, consider converting the loft into another room. People are less likely these days to have a loft space that is not a room, so capitalise on this too. Depending on the size of your home, you could get another bedroom, an office or even a master bedroom and en-suite in your loft, all adding huge value to the home.
Kitchen upgrades are also a great way of adding money in to your property. It is a common known thing that a good kitchen sells a house, so make sure yours is up to scratch too. If possible, creating an open plan environment will be highly beneficial too.
Do not remove period features in your home. People love them, and they add a unique element to your home. Without them your property becomes another box, but with them, it is a period property with character and charm that people can fall in love with.
Also, don’t start messing about with walls to make rooms smaller so that you can add in another bathroom or another room. People prefer bigger rooms, rather than more rooms, so really think about things before you make changes to room layouts.
Also, don’t neglect the garden. People love the idea that they can extend their living into the garden if they can, but don’t want to complete loads of work to give them that opportunity. It is ok if it is simple, but a neglected garden space can turn off potential buyers.