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3 Ways to add value to your home


Who doesn’t love a good home improvement?

But if you are hoping to add value to your property it’s hard to know where to spend your cash.

Of course there are the given such as adding a modern kitchen & bathroom but you need to be careful you’re not over-spending on these type of improvements so it doesn’t exceed the value you will get in return.


DOUBLE GLAZING

Estate agents all say that new double-glazed windows or fitting secondary glazing inside existing windows will most certainly add value and make the home much more 'sellable'.

Keep in mind though to follow the theme of your house. Buyers of period homes want to see wooden window frames that are in-line with the look and feel of the property. Don’t put in plastic or they will look out of place and the buyer will start discounting the price.


COST: Maximum £20,000.

ADDED VALUE: Up to 10 per cent of the value of a home.


ADD AN EN-SUITE

Now days most new-build houses routinely will fit an ensuite in 2 bedroom properties and above.

If you have a 3 or 4 bedroom property with just one bathroom, add another or an ensuite. Luxuries such as new taps, heather towel rail and a power shower with glass screen (no shower curtains) can significantly increase the value of your home and ‘buyability’.


COST: £4,000 to £20,000.

ADDED VALUE: Up to 10 per cent


THE GREAT OUTDOORS

The summers in the UK have become better and people are starting to spend more time in their gardens. Adding decking, adult fire pit, comfortable seating will make everyone picture their self outside in the summer relaxing. Get a landscaper in and make sure the grass is good quality and you use plants & trees to compliment the look and feel of your outdoor space.

Sprucing up your property with some Bi-fold doors will also add value if they’re leading out to a beautiful garden space..If you want something cheaper, increase light and minimise maintenance by removing trees that do not enhance the garden.


COST: £500 - £15,000 for a modest garden redesign.

ADDED VALUE: 5 to 10 per cent.




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