Tips for Adding Value to Your Home

Posted September 23, 2021 by in Home

Whether you are considering a renovation or putting your property on the market, there are many ways you can add value to your home that suit budgets of all sizes. Adding value to your home is a great way to make it more attractive to buyers, increase the selling price, as well as future-proof your home if you intend to stay in it for longer. 

Before changing anything in your home, make sure the change is well thought out and the correct equipment and contractors have been sought out. You want to ensure that your money is being spent wisely and the change is worthwhile. This will ensure you meet your goals, whether that is to increase market value or make it safe and sustainable. 

Here are a few ways you can add value to your home:

#1 Add an Extension 

If you have the money, then an extension can almost guarantee an increase in market value. An extension can be used for many purposes, for example, a home gym, a home office, an extra bedroom, a nursery, an additional bathroom, or even just to create a more spacious and light living area that transforms the environment.

In order for extensions to be successful and add value, they must be well designed, that considers the property, structures, proportions, layout, and existing space. The extension needs to work well for the property both inside, and outside. 

#2 Convert Your Loft 

A loft conversion is a great, cost-effective way to add more space to your home, especially if you don’t have the space for an extension. A loft conversion can be used for anything, just like an extension, or even just to create a more adaptable and pleasant storage area.

The best loft conversions are those that add an extra bedroom to the property, just make sure there is adequate space, storage, and access. 

#3 Update Your Kitchen 

Kitchens are a popular room in the house, as well as one of the most important factors buyers consider when purchasing a new home. Keep an eye on the latest trends, and ensure your kitchen is not only functional but attracts attention.

Make a statement with bold colors, knock down an adjoining room to create a vogue-like open-plan layout, create extra storage space and add an area for seating. You should also consider updating your lights to LED lights bulbs, which are not only more efficient but can transform the atmosphere, creating a more open and spacious feel. 

#4 Declutter Your Garden 

Both your front and back gardens are considered an extension to your home. In particular, your front garden is the first thing you and prospective buyers are going to see, and first impressions count. This is important if you are considering selling your property. Clear out any clutter, refresh old fences and gates, brighten up the lawn with some plants, and even dust off your old garden furniture. Show prospective buyers that your property has additional space that can be utilized, or if you are staying in your property, then this will enable you extra space to enjoy with your family. 

There are many ways to add value to your home, to suit all budgets. Think about what you would want in a property, and perhaps seek the advice of an estate agent. Consider how you can future-proof your home and improve your quality of life.

*Photos by Taryn Elliott