Improving and adding value to your property


It’s important to keep updating your property to increase the value. Whether you’re looking to sell in the near future or you’re just planning a few years down the line there are a variety of things you can always do to improve your home. Even if you’re not looking to sell at this moment in time, making the odd improvement will improve the look and feel of your home and go some way to enhancing your everyday life.

From a complete overhaul of the interiors and an extension to a few simple touches like crafted window blinds it really pays to think tactically when it comes to making improvements to your home.

Here’s how we suggest you do it.

Go for a conversion

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Extending your living space is always one of the top ways to instantly add value onto your property. If you can add an extra bedroom and even a bathroom the value is likely to jump up. Where you convert all depends on your options.

If you can, the easiest way to do it is with a loft conversion. It’s also not particularly disruptive as most of the work can be done from the outside. The most important thing is to make sure access to the conversion is easy and that it fits in with the rest of the house. The worst thing you can do is make it look like it’s just been stuck on.

Think of your windows

If you’re looking to sell, your house, you might need to change your windows if they don’t match with the property as it is now. Whatever changes you make you should try and keep them with the style of the house as it was intended to be. If it was meant to have wooden windows, when it comes to sell make sure this is the case.

If you’re looking to improve your home for your own pleasure, with a potential sale in the future in mind, make sure you get the right window treatments for your new windows. There are so many options for blinds in the UK to get the perfect option for your home. Whether venetian, vertical, roman or roller it pays to ensure they’re made to measure to the exact specifications of your windows.

Your home will look great and you’ll be sure to get the full enjoyment from it. Also when trying to sell, a stunning pair of blinds will create the right impression. When viewing a home, potential buyers will want to imagine themselves living there. If the interiors are perfect it’ll look like they can move in straight away. Remember, many buyers may be overstretching for the deposit in the first place, they may not have additional capital to start on the decor. If it looks good to go, it could just be all the more appealing.

Hang mirrors in the hall

The hall is the first thing the potential buyer sees. Rather than cramping it up with your everyday belongings, placing a mirror on the wall will help it appear more spacious.

Concentrate on the kitchen

If you’re looking to sell and have limited budget, if you’re going to concentrate on one room make sure it’s the kitchen. This is the showpiece area of the home, so make it appear so. It’s not just for cooking, it’s a place to relax with the family and entertain guests. Make sure there’s a handsome and efficient work surface and ensure there’s easy access between the three points of the kitchen – the sink, fridge and cooker.