Value Adding Upgrade Ideas to Perfect Your Property!

by - Thursday, February 01, 2018


Buying a home is a great investment, as homes appreciate in value year on year. So not only will you almost always make money when you sell it later down the line, but you will get back the money you spend on upgrades and improvements too. This means you can make renovations that you can enjoy in the here and now, and get your money back (plus more) if you sell later down the line. It's worth mentioning that dodgy DIY upgrades can actually reduce the value of your home, so you should call in the professionals. But if you're considering improving your home this year, here are a few upgrades that will be great for you right now, as well as adding value later. 

Replace Doors and Windows
Theres no denying that upgrading your windows and doors is a big investment, but there are some good reasons for doing so. First, from a home security point of view, new and secure windows and doors can help to keep burglars at bay. Older frames are easier to prise open and old doors can often just be kicked open. Secondly is the environmental factor. Newer windows are more energy efficient, so when you heat your home it keeps it warm for longer. Not only does this mean less fossil fuels burned and you reducing your carbon footprint, but it will also mean cheaper bills too. Finally, from an aesthetic point of view, new windows and doors give your home kerb appeal. For this reason, it's something that buyers love and will boost the value of your home. 

Don't Neglect Outside Space
Going back to kerb appeal, making sure the outside of your home looks as good as the inside is important. Have the front garden landscaped, paint fences and garage doors. Power wash driveways and paths. Around the back, you could consider adding a summer house, garden room or even look into Concrete Sheds & Workshops from Lidget Compton. Having an extra space outside to enjoy as a workshop, hobby room, entertaining area or storage area is something buyers love. You can enjoy how practical it is for now, and then reap the rewards of a higher valued house when it comes to sell. If you have a large garden or a lot of room outside, this is a great way to make the very most of the space. 


Make The Most of The House
In many homes there's so much wasted space. An obvious route to go down if you want more space in your home is to build a conservatory or a brick built extension, but you could also go up into the loft or down into the basement. You could turn under the stairs into a bathroom, or create a walk in wardobe in the corner of a large bedroom. More rooms will usually mean a higher asking price when you come to sell, plus you could use make use of the space yourself as an office, guest bedroom, playroom for kids or anything else that suits your lifestyle. 

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