Do Home Improvements add Value to your Home, and to what Cost?

With Spring around the corner, it’s that time of year when you start thinking about home improvements. I have already been chatting to my husband about improvements we could make this year. I have always wondered, do they home improvements add value to your home? If so how much would they add? When we moved house last Summer, I spent ages tidying and cleaning up our old house ready for sale. Weekends were spent deweeding and decluttering the garden, but did it add value to our home? If I’m being honest no, but then it was only surface work and what you can see we carried out.

Did you know that data from the Office for National Statistics has predicted that those in the UK collectively spend almost £30 billion on home improvements annually? That works out at £43 million each week.

If you are looking to significantly add value to your house then maybe you need to check out these ideas. DM Design, a bespoke bedroom specialist, has carried out research to discover how much home improvements can add to your home’s value:

Fitting a new Kitchen

Everyone loves a kitchen, it is the focal point of a home. If you take Phil Spencer’s advice from Location, Location, Location he says that a new kitchen will typically add 4.6 percent onto the overall value of a home. He also points out that the kitchen must match the value of the home. For example it’s no good adding an expensive £25k kitchen to a house that’s only worth £175k. To really take your kitchen to a new level why not add some new Essex Worktops. New worktops can transform your kitchen as well as add value to the room.

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Blog Tour: The 13th Reality Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner

Today it’s my stop on the blog tour for The 13th Reality Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner. This book is unlike any others I’ve read recently. The intrigue, mystery and suspense – it’s hard to believe it’s tween/child’s reading book!

Before I get onto the review I must tell you a little about The 13th Reality Journal of Curious Letters.

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Fabric vs Faux Leather for your Living Room

When choosing your living room furniture have you thought about going with faux leather instead of the normal fabrics? Since moving into our new house last Summer I’m still debating on fabrics for the sofas. Plus I’m sure my husband would love a recliner to kick back and relax in.

In fact my mum is currently looking at reclining chairs for my elderly father. She only told me this yesterday as he needs a comfortable chair to sit in to ease his aches and pains. So I mentioned to her about Fenetic Wellbeing, who I’m working with on this post to highlight the pros of faux leather recliners. While browsing through reclining chairs with her online it seems that when it comes to style, practicality and durability faux leather seems to be a number one choice.

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4 Top Tips for Making Your Dishwasher Last as Long as Possible

A dishwasher is not an essential household appliance, however, most homeowners who have one couldn’t think of going back to life without one. When it comes to keeping on top of your kitchen and household chores a dishwasher can make everything so much easier.

Instead of having to spend time standing in front of the kitchen sink scrubbing at your dishes, you can simply load up the dishwasher and let the appliance do the hard work. However, dishwashers certainly are not cheap, so if you have invested in one, you’ll want to make sure that it lasts as long as possible.

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So Your Child Wants To Go Vegan: What Now?

Now, you might think that you have your hands full with your children. You’re trying to make sure they always have enough to eat, always arrive at school and their sports groups at the right time, and that they’re on the right path to becoming productive, lovely members of society. It’s not easy! But what about when they begin – shudder – to think for themselves? This will disrupt the rhythm that you’ve set. At a certain age, your child may decide that they want to adopt a vegan lifestyle.

If so, how you will you react? Below, we take a look at some useful tips that’ll ensure everyone in your family can benefit.

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DIY – Time To Get Your Hands Dirty!

For a lot of people, the idea of being able to get down and dirty with some kind of DIY job is one of the most exciting things in the world. For others, it’s the source of some serious anxiety. After all, not everyone has the skills or the resources to start doing some serious DIY. Or do they? Well, the truth is that just about anyone can learn how to build and repair plenty of things around the house, it’s just a matter of getting stuck in and understanding what you’re doing. Of course, that’s a lot easier said than done.

With that in mind, here are just a few things that you can do to make any DIY job just that little bit less intimidating and finally start getting your hands dirty!

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