When carrying out home improvements it’s important to remember that while some add value not all do. It’s also equally important to assess why you are carrying out the improvement. If it’s simply to improve your quality of life or to indulge a passion and you have no intention of selling or remortgaging in the near future then really added value in monetary terms is of no relevance. For instance, it is widely acknowledged that adding a swimming pool in the UK or Ireland will not add any value. They are expensive to run, not to everyone’s tastes and with weather like ours, they typically rarely get used. But, if you are passionate about swimming then it will add value – to your lifestyle and really that’s the most important thing.
But for most of us we usually have one eye on the value of our home and we’re often reluctant to do anything which might make it seem unappealing. And if you’re thinking of selling your home then you really need to give careful consideration to the type of home improvement projects you undertake, and equally as important, the quality of the finish.
The most valuable improvements you can make are those which extend your home or add light and space. Unsurprisingly, top of most lists of how to increase the value of your home is to create an attic or loft conversion. Doing so can add at least one new room to your home and improve the functionality of the rest of your home. You can find out more info on the costs involved in converting an attic here.
Also on the list of ways to improve the value of your home include:
- Additional or en suite bathroom
- Conservatory / sun room
- Creating a modern open plan kitchen, dining and living space
- Freshly painted walls in light, neutral colours
- Double glass doors to external space to add more light
- Bi folding internal doors to create more space and brightness
- New Windows
- Energy efficient upgrades such as a new boiler or wall and ceiling insulation
- New carpets or real wood floors
If you’re thinking of adding more space to your home and are considering an attic conversion then we’d love to here from you. Click here for more information and to get a quote.