What home improvements will add the most value?

26/09/2018

With changes to the state of the property market and housing prices making national headlines on an almost daily basis, increasing the value of your property may well be on your mind!

From updating your front door and windows, to redecorating or extending your property, there are a number of changes you can make to your home that will add value and help to ensure that, when the time comes to sell up, you’re left with a comfortable sum to move on with.

How can I add value to my property?

Redecorate

Something as simple as redecorating your home could add as much as 8% to the total value of your property. You’d be surprised how much potential buyers value being able to move into a house that is already neatly presented, without the need to redecorate themselves.

Convert your loft

Space is always favourable when it comes to selling your home, and the addition of an extra bedroom following a loft conversion could add a huge 13% to the value of your home. A loft conversion is a big financial commitment, but you’ll reap the rewards when the time comes to move on.

Replace your windows

It’s a known fact that new windows enhance security and energy efficiency, but did you know they could also add 8% to the value of your property? If your windows are old and draughty, potential buyers will be able to tell, replacing them will not only give your home a touch of added comfort, but it’ll look noticeably better too!

Get an extension

Although a big commitment, both financially and with regards to time, a property extension is a great way to add up to 11% to the value of your property. Would an extension allow you to create an open plan living area? Or perhaps an extra bathroom? Find out what your property is missing and use an extension to your advantage.

Update your kitchen

A kitchen update doesn’t need to require a full refit, something as simple as updating your kitchen cupboard doors and a lick of paint could add up to 6% to the value of your home. Making money has never been easier!

Add a new bathroom

Do you have space for an extra bathroom? Adding a new bathroom under the stairs or to your loft conversion is a great way of adding value to your property – as much as 5%!