Home Improvements That Add Value to Your Property
The UK housing market seems to be in a slump at the moment. House prices are down due to the ongoing Brexit saga making it increasingly difficult for people to get the right price for their property. As it isn’t a sellers market at the moment there are ways to add value to your property to get the correct asking price for your home. Even if you aren’t selling your home it’s always good to know how to save money when you are renovating it.
Do It Yourself
You’ve bought the materials, you’ve spent weeks planning and now all you need is someone to complete the job. No matter how big or small the home improvement you can save a lot of money by undertaking the task yourself. Visit YouTube for expert tips and tricks on say ‘how to fit a door handle’ or ‘best way to measure a room for carpet’ etc. You can add value to your property whilst saving money at the same time. Obviously for bigger jobs that require a skilled tradesmen you are advised to get the experts in. Visit our YouTube channel for some of our easy to follow DIY demos.
If you do need some expertise for your home improvement then make sure you are hiring a skilled workman from a reputable company. Word of mouth goes a long way when it comes to hiring people to make home improvements so ask around your family and friends for any local businesses that do a good job. Conversely, search trustatrader.com to find trusted tradesmen in your local area. Shoddy workmanship and DIY jobs that are bodged have been reported to cost the British public up to £34 billion every year! Avoid getting stung by cowboy tradesmen as it will cost you a lot more money in the long run to repair their disastrous mistakes.
You can spend thousands renovating your house. A loft conversion, a conservatory, home extension, kitchen overhaul etc will all add a significant sum to your sell on price. However, there are a few quick fixes you can do in the meantime to add value to your property
- A new paint job may just be the makeover your property needs. It might not add monetary value to your house but a stylish new lick of paint might just catch the eye and make it easier to sell your property.
- Kerb appeal goes a long way. Your front door is the first thing people will come into contact with on your property. Give your front door some much needed care and attention to make your home more welcoming. Replace tired old door handles, add a door knocker and some stylish door numbers etc. If you can’t afford to replace it then give it a fresh lick of paint or power wash.
- Properties with immaculate landscaped gardens will usually increase your home’s value. Treat your front and back gardens like extra living space and design it like you would an interior room, don’t just think of it as a stretch of grass.
- No one likes tiny cramped living spaces. Open up your rooms by knocking down partitions. Open plan kitchen and living/dining areas are great for families and will add value to your home.
- There are many things you can do to give your home a mini makeover. Check each room and put yourself in the buyer’s shoes to see what you would change. Check all windows and doors for any faults and install new light fixtures.
Check out some of our building supplies such as silicone sealants and uPVC cleaners to spruce up any mouldy windows or fill any unsightly holes.