Improvements to Boost Your Home Value

Improvements to boost your home’s value

We all want to make the most of the homes we live in, maximizing space and character.  But making sure we also add value to our home at the same time can sometimes be more complicated.  Every home improvement job costs money to do, so how do you know if it’s money well spent?

Read on for some improvement ideas that will add value and space to your home.

Think about an extension

Yes, of course, this sounds obvious.  But what sort of extension should you go for?  Well that will depend on the type of property you own.  Just adding a square extension onto a characterful house will look out of place.  You might not have lots of space to extend outwards, so this may not be practical.

So, what else can you do?  Well, you could consider converting the spaces you already have but don’t really use.  Garages, lofts or attics, and cellars or basements are prime spaces that we can utilize.

How do you decide which might work best?  Well, one idea is to have a look what your neighbors have done, this will give you an idea of what will work.  Another factor will be how much work it will take to prepare and complete each job.  For example, the cost of adding light and damp-proofing a basement may be more than the value you can add.  Whereas the comparative cost of loft conversion or garage conversion may be much smaller yet add as much value.

Make the most of what you have

What if you can’t extend or can’t afford to carry out the work required?  Then you’ll need to make the most of the space you already have.

There’s still a lot you can do to make the most of your space and add value to your home.  It may be that you can add another bathroom into your home without the need for an extension.  Or perhaps add some built-in storage, which is especially useful in a family home.

As well as adding features into your home, you can try to give your home a more spacious feel with a few simple tricks.  Decluttering is the first thing to try.  Less clutter will always make rooms feel bigger.  Good organization and keeping things tidy are other ways to improve the space you have.  Shelves and hallways bursting with belongings only make homes feel too small.  For example, think about storing coats and hats away during warmer seasons, freeing up space in your entrance.

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