In order to work your way up the property ladder and add value to your home there’s a few things to know for maximising the final cost. You may think that huge changes like refitting your whole kitchen or converting your garage into a games room may make large differences to the price, but you’d be surprised at the smaller changes that will have just as much of an impact on your home’s value.
Possibly a very obvious feature to have in the home, but surprisingly many homes today still do not have central heating throughout. Central heating systems always add more value to a property, and even though they may be a slightly expensive feature to add, they are very beneficial. You can rest assured that central heating systems add more value to a home than they cost to install, so this is a benefit in itself.
If you’re going to update your central heating in your property, then it’s essential to check other elements to your homes energy efficiency. Sealing any potential drafts, especially in doorways or windows, is a great place to start. This will ensure the home contains the heat and doesn’t have a cold draft blowing through and wasting the energy being used to warm it. Double glazing is another element to consider. If your windows aren’t double glazed then you may eventually find they don’t insulate the home as much as you’d like and you start to waste heat warming the home. Double glazing will also add value to your home as it’s am modern feature that many homebuyers are looking for in their new home.
Introduce Sliding or Bi-folding Doors
One of the biggest interior trends today is the sliding door. Sliding doors have become a huge desire in many homeowner’s eyes, as they come with a whole host of benefits. Whilst the sliding doors may be pricey, you can invest in some cost-effective ones that add so much more value to your home than you’d have ever thought. Sliding doors are ideal for opening up spaces, for example opening up the living room to the dining room and so on. You can create an open-plan look and close the rooms up whenever you feel it necessary. With an easy installation process and simple features such as their sliding door track and sliding door locks, they are a great addition to any home.
Bi-Folding doors are another hugely popular feature in interiors today. Seen mainly on the exterior of the home, leading from rooms such as the kitchen to the garden, you can create a beautiful look around your home whilst still keeping it practical and secure. Whilst bi-folding doors are often glass panes, you can invest in some stylish blinds that are situated inside the door panels to ensure your home is secure and private whenever you wish it to be.
Revive Your Garden
As easy as it is to pay little attention to your garden, it is a huge factor in the overall value of your home. Many homebuyers are looking for a beautiful garden that they are able to enjoy and make the most of. Viewing a home with a messy, overgrown garden sets an instant sour taste in the mouth and instantly gives people a negative impression of the home they’re viewing. Your garden is a part of the home you should show off and be proud of, as to many people having a garden is a huge benefit in a home.
Give your garden some TLC by making sure the lawn is cut and fresh. Remove any overgrown or dead plants or bushes, and trim down any weeds. The changes you make can be simple and quick, but they will make a really big difference to the value of your home.
If you have any garden furniture that is rusty of broken, now is the time to throw it away and replace it with some stunning garden furniture that creates a vision in your viewers mind as to how they can enjoy the garden themselves.