Love your Home

By Jo Phillips

Add value to your house with these renovations It’s no secret that you have to give more value to get more value when selling your home. So, finding ways to renovate your house is crucial if you want to work your way up the property ladder. Images

In this article, we’ve put together some of the best ways for you to add value to your home. Keep reading to find out what you can do to speed up your move to greener pastures.

Improve your home’s energy efficiency

Renovations that improve your home’s energy efficiency are an effective way to boost its value. One of the biggest reasons for this is that this kind of renovation doesn’t have to be expensive.

There are many simple and low-cost improvements that you can make. For example, you could upgrade your radiators to up-to-date and energy-efficient models. Alternatively, you could install loft and cavity wall insulation, or add draught proofing – all of which is usually achievable on a relatively small budget.

Convert your cellar, loft or garage

Transform these often-unused storage areas into liveable rooms. Conversions of this kind are amongst the most popular ways to add value to homes. They’re also among the simplest, as they often qualify as ‘change of use’ and so don’t require planning permission – except if your home is a listed building.

If you do decide to convert one of these areas into living space, be sure to consider how to make up the lost storage space. This will benefit you during the course of the conversion, as well as any future homeowners.

Extend your kitchen

If you have a side return – a narrow alley that runs next to your kitchen – you could extend your kitchen into it and add to the length of your house. The gained space will add to the value of your home and also improve the layout.

If you’re afraid of losing windows in the process, don’t worry. It’s quite simple to install overhead lights over the new extension in order to maintain the current levels of lighting.

Consult professionals

If you’re struggling to figure out what renovation to your property would be best, consider consulting professionals.

Home renovations are an important and substantial investment of your time and money, so it’s worth bringing in some extra help to make sure that it adds as much value to your property as possible and pays off in the long run.

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