Your home is most likely to be the biggest asset you have, and the biggest investment you will ever make. But is it reaching its full potential?
If you’re looking to increase the value of your home to sell now or in the future, there are plenty of ways to make your house more attractive to buyers.
A loft conversion is a great way to get the most out of your home’s space and increase the value. Loft conversions are useful for adding a master suite, a space for guests or more room for a growing family.
If you’re thinking of selling your property, the master suite will be a great feature to attract buyers. Putting in an extra bathroom may be an expensive option but will be a good return on your investment.
A rear extension
If you find you can’t extend up, why not extend outwards? Rear extensions are a great way to add more space and offer the potential to open out the downstairs of your house.
Open plan living, especially spacious kitchen-diners, are popular with professional couples and young families. So, this will certainly add value to your home. Make sure you budget for both the cost of a rear extension and the price of a good quality kitchen.
Create a driveway
Do you have a front garden that you rarely use? It may make more sense to convert this under-used space into a driveway. Off-street parking is attractive to would-be buyers, especially on busier residential roads where parking spots are hard to find. As long as you landscape the front carefully, losing the garden space won’t detract from your home’s kerb appeal.
Repair the roof
A poorly maintained roof is easy to spot and very off-putting to buyers. Make sure you fix any loose tiles or slates, as well as ridge tiles and lead flashing. Not keeping on top of these issues could lead to more costly problems to fix.
Whilst work is being carried out on the roof, it’s a good time to clear the gutters and fix any broken or loose sections. Blocked gutters are a major cause of damp.
An appealing entrance
One part of your house that should always be appealing is the front entrance. There are several ways to make your front doorway sing.
Replace or paint your front door, there’s nothing worse than a shabby door to greet guests or potential buyers. But don’t stop there. If your house is lacking a bit of character at the front, why not think about adding a porch over the door? Also, think about adding hanging baskets or plant up some containers to add a bit of greenery.
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