Save Money, Add Value, and Spice Up Your Home at the Same Time!Friday, January 06, 2017
When you're doing work on your home, it's important to consider the kinds of things that will add value- as well as making it look better. Whether or not you're planning on selling, when you invest money into your property you want it to pay off in the long run. Here are a few of the ways you can add value, as well as generally improving your home.
Adding Under Floor Heating
There's no doubt that houses get cold in the winter, without the heating on it can feel just as cold as outside! Houses also tend to waste a lot of energy, so it's all about finding the right balance. You don't want to be cold, but having the heating on all day and night can be expensive and not great for the planet either. Underfloor heating is a good option to consider, with underfloor heating packs it doesn't have to be too expensive. It's a good alternative to having the heating up high all day so will save on your energy bills, plus it's a cool feature in the home and can add value too. It feels extremely luxurious, particularly in bathrooms and kitchens which can get chilly in winter.
Installing Solar Panels
The future of the world lies in renewable energy, and you can join the club now by making sure you use solar power. You can introduce solar energy into your home by getting solar panels installed on the roof. This is an excellent way of ensuring that you have an energy efficient way of powering the property, and will save you some money on your fuel bills too. You have to foot the upfront cost, but reduced bills and the value added to your home is worth it.
Extending Up, Down or Out
Another thing you have to consider as a homeowner is whether or not to extend the property you're in. Since some areas have a 'ceiling price' it means it's often not worth it to extend since it will only ever gain a certain sale price. Others may struggle with planning permission, councils can be picky with what they're willing to accept especially in some areas. However if it makes sense for you to extend, this is an excellent way to add value to your property. It gives you more space to work with, and means as your family grows you home will still work for you. You could opt for a single or double storey brick extension, an orangery or conservatory, go up into the loft or down into the basement. Either way, utilising this space will make your home bigger, more appealing and more valuable.
As you can see, these are just a few of the awesome ways you can save money, add value, and spice up your home. There are a lot of things you can do that will help you to achieve this. Have a think about what areas of the home you want to improve, and how best to go about doing it.