When it comes to owning a property, we might all like to make as much money as we can in terms of the valuation. This might be just for your own peace of mind, for a long term investment, or if you have plans to sell. However, many people take advantage of some of the home improvements you can make such as physical extensions and interior decoration. But there are some less obvious things that you can do that will help increase the value of your home. I thought I would share with you what some of them are.
Fixing the roof
We can focus too much on what we are doing inside the home that we can forget that first impressions count for a lot. When someone comes up to your home, they will spot any damage to the roofing area or how it looks. So looking into roof replacement and investing some time and money to it could make a real difference. Companies can either repair damage, replace the roof using different materials, or simply improve what you already have. Whichever route you decide, it would make a big difference to your home.
Adding a conservatory or orangery
Many people think that an extension is the only way to add some value. But actually going for a smaller option like a conservatory or an orangery can actually give you a great increase on value for not as much investment. These areas to your home can still add that all important living space and give you the chance to make more use of any outside space you have. It could definitely be worth a consideration if an extension is just too pricey.
Replacing the windows and doors
Windows and doors can really add to your home and so surprisingly it can be a great way to add some value. Not only do they look great and new, but they can also be extremely energy efficient. Which on the other side of things can help you to save money on your energy bills. The more energy efficient a house is, the better it is.
Updating the heating system
It is spring and summer now, so actually a great time to update your heating system for the winter months ahead. Again as it isn’t really a home improvement that you can see, unless you decide to replace radiators as well, it doesn’t necessarily occur to you to do it to add value. But actually it can be a great way to increase the value of your home as it is a great for energy efficiency once more.
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Investing in the garden
Finally, the garden can be something of more personal taste, but making some investment to it in terms of the lawned areas, a shed area and sprucing up the flowerbeds can make all of the right steps to making a fantastic first impression. Outside space is important, so the investment should be to make it functional, which in turn will appeal to buyers and help increase the value.
I hope this has given you some inspiration on how you can make some changes to your home.