It’s no secret that houses nowadays are not cheap. You may (if you’re lucky) have the privilege of owning more than one home, and be thinking about how to improve your properties as much as possible before selling one. You may even be considering staying put and improving your home, rather than moving. By successfully adding value to your home, you can add tens of thousands of pounds to your house, not only making it look better on the housing market, but also making it a more enjoyable place to live. Here are the top five ways you can drastically add value to your home:
- Go for a loft conversion
Not only is are home extensions one of the simplest ways to add an extra bathroom or bedroom to your house, but the process itself can be less disruptive than initially expected as most of the work can be done from the outside. It is vital though, that you make sure you will be able to easily access the extension from your house and that people will be able to easily stand up once it is completed, there is nothing more frustrating than having to constantly stoop down in a house extension or loft conversion because there was insufficient planning done before it was started.
- Pave over the front garden
By paving over the front garden, you will be able to provide yourself with a comfortable parking space, especially if you live in an area where parking is at a premium. Some people will be more willing to pave over their garden if they live in the countryside, but it is and understandably hard decision to make if greenery is hard to come by if you live in an urbanised area (I’m looking at you, London). Granted, you will need planning permission on most properties, but the overall pay-out will be greater than the cost of getting it done every time.
- Refurbish the front door
A simple but effective way of adding value to your home every time. Is it smart? Is it worn out? Does it look old and cheap? Then get rid of it! Even if you don’t change the actual door itself, it a few licks of paint and a new brass letterbox and doorknob can do wonders for the overall aesthetics of your house.
- Hang mirrors in the hall
Hallways are a potential buyer’s first impression of a house, and they can always seem cramped. By hanging up a couple of mirrors on either side of the hallway, you will be amazed at how much space it seems to open up. Transforming your hallway from cosy and cramped to spacious and clean!
- Do the bathroom up
The secret with doing up the bathroom is to keep things simple. You don’t need to do overdo it at all, it’s all about the features that you put in, such as a set of different taps, a new towel rail, a big new shower head alongside a power shower, and a glass screen or glass door instead of the dreaded shower curtain!