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How to Add Value to Your Home: Home Improvement Tips

How to Add Value to Your Home: Home Improvement Tips
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How to Add Value to Your Home: Home Improvement Tips

There are many reasons why someone should renovate their home; if you want to work your way up the property ladder to your dream home, you need to know how to maximize the value of where you live now. Or, if you have invested in a fixer-upper, or need more space for the family, you may be asking what the best ways to add value to your home are.

 

You could fit a new kitchen or add a conservatory. More extensive projects may add curb appeal and help sell your house for the right price on the property market. However, more minor renovations can add value to your property investment, increase its equity, and achieve the same effect. So, here are some of the best ways to add value to your property.

 

  1. Structure

 

Making sure that the property is structurally safe and secure can add a lot of value. Ensuring you are on top of structural issues such as subsidence will massively impact any house’s value. It makes no sense to carry out cosmetic improvements or other internal work without doing this first. Structural defects could include sagging or leaky roofs, damp, broken roof tiles. So the best thing to do is call in a builder, surveyor, or structural engineer for advice. 

 

    2. Replace Central Heating System

 

Adding or updating the central heating system will constantly add more to the value of a property than it cost and should be done in conjunction with improving the building’s general energy efficiency. 

 

Improving the efficiency will include: 

 

  • Window Film Installation for added security, privacy, and to deal with excessive heat.
  • Sealing any drafts around the doors and windows.
  • Adding insulation into the loft space.

 

If the existing boiler is in proper order and has a sound output for the building, then add new radiators and a heated towel rail or underfloor heating to the current system. 

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3. Paint and redecorate

 

Decorating is the most obvious task when it comes to adding property value. Whether you are selling or just keeping an eye on general upkeep, it is good to deal with any defects as well as adding a lick of paint to give the interior a facelift. 

 

These defects may be:

 

  • Peeling Paint
  • Squeaking or sticking doors and windows
  • Moldy sealants
  • Dripping taps
  • Sewer smells
  • Cracks to ceilings and plasterwork
  • Lifting flooring

4. Go green

 

With rising energy bills and concerns about the planet, many homeowners are looking for alternative ways to manage homes and properties and conserving energy. BeatThatQuote.com predicts that an eco-friendly house will soon be worth 6% more than a standard home. These improvements range from heat pumps, and solar panels cavity wall insulation will significantly cut running costs and conserve energy. 

 

5. Underfoot

 

Flooring makes a massive impact on the overall feel and value of a home. If laminates look tired and worn, carpet unattractive, it is an instant sign that the house needs updating. There are various upgrade options such as carpeting, switching to tiles, or one of the most impactful choices can be a characterful wood floor. 

 

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