Do you know the value of your home? Even if you are not planning to sell your home anytime soon, It is important that you keep your home high-value. Through time, your home might be decreasing its value because of wear and tear. This can be avoided through proper maintenance but if you want to maximize and increase the value of your real estate, there’s always plans you can undertake. Here are our Home Improvement tips to add value to your property:
Exterior is the first impression of your home. Make sure that the outside of your home is in good shape, neat and well-maintained. Start from weeding your garden, fixing broken fence and then look at the possible repairs on your exterior walls and components like window, doors, garage. Painting is the best way to freshen up your home exterior. Following new trends in paint color scheme is also one way to impress and add to that curb appeal.
You can also upgrade your garden, add more plants and decor for a better outdoor view and yard.
Clean or Replace Windows
Replacing windows are expensive. If your windows are in pretty good shape, you can just clean windows and check if the window hardware are working properly. If there is a need to replace, popular choice is to use double glazed windows. Installing double glazed windows are among the top renovation projects undertaken by homeowners in the UK. This is an energy efficient option and also minimizes the noise from the outside. The sealed air gap between two glass panes increases its thermal resistance therefore reducing your electricity bill by using less energy to cool down or heat up your home.
Room Conversions and Remodel
Another way to add value to your home is to convert your existing rooms into livable space. This is a cheaper process than having an extension project. It will still have expense but a converted room is a big increase to your property value.
For example, loft conversion is one common project, maximizing your loft space and at the same time gives your home a more unique and more interesting space. You can also convert your garage into a living room or you can demolish some partitions inside your home to combine or enlarge a room. If you are converting a loft, you can check out our article on how to start on this project.
Update Kitchen and Bathroom
Kitchens can give you one of the biggest returns on your investment. You can replace old appliances with new ones, or you can replace outdated cabinets or update facing finish, as well as replace or revive the old flooring. You can also improve the look of the kitchen by replacing your outdated counters or backsplash, install under cabinet lighting or replace kitchen plumbing fixtures. As Kitchen is one of the most used space in the house, a constant check on what to update or repair is a must.
For the bathroom, make sure that it is properly lit, a natural light from a window can be a good addition or update bathroom fixtures like vanity or toilet if necessary. Bathroom should be fresh and hygienic and It will surely add up to the value of your home.
If you are adding new rooms, a new bathroom is also a good idea.
Add Electrical Sockets
With increasing use of appliances and gadgets nowadays, additional sockets are becoming necessary. Some homes do not have enough sockets, so check how many extra you need and also, these new sockets must be located for flexibility and should still be usable even after remodeling.
Installing extra security measures are a good investment. You can add simple additional door locks on exterior doors or install CCTV cameras to further secure your property. A secure home is a valuable home.
There are many trends in interior design today that you can copy or get inspiration. Remove all the necessary furniture and decor and try adding art pieces to your interior. You can also replace your old lights into LED buls that are more energy efficient, pick some good accent lighting, whether pendant or wall sconce. This will add drama and mood to each space. Lighting is important!
Creating an identity in the interior design is definitely a boost to the value of your home.
Home improvement is now becoming more popular than moving nowadays. Many view home renovations as an easier process or cheaper alternative to moving. So don’t overspend on renovating. List down all the priorities that will significantly impact daily life and comfort of your family.