Sure Ways to Add Value to Your Home
Adding more value to your home can be achieved in a number of ways, with methods varying in size, cost and overall impact. From aesthetic changes to improvements to the inner workings of your home, with a few simple processes, you can add to the value of your home and make it more attractive to buyers.
Older houses may not come equipped with central heating, so Victorian or Edwardian homes may need to have this feature added. To fit central heating in a three bedroom Victorian or Edwardian home of average size would cost between £3,000 and £4,000. As well as the system itself, jobs such as sealing any draught areas and insulating walls and lofts need to be done. This will greatly appeal to homebuyers as they won’t have to carry out this work themselves.
Converting your roof space from a loft or attic into another room in your home can add considerable value to your property and make it stand out from others on the market. Whether you turn your loft into a playroom for children or a walk-in wardrobe, it counts as an extra room in your house and this can attract buyers looking for that extra little bit of space. Loft conversions cost around £500 per square metre, but for this expense you can really transform your home.
Houses with multiple bathrooms can be very popular, particularly with large families. By converting a room into another bathroom or shower room, you can add a sense of luxury, particularly if it is an en-suite from a bedroom. The addition of an en-suite can greatly enhance your property’s value, but it may also mean you lose a useful room, such as a bedroom.
In areas where on-street parking is hard to come by, such as dense, inner-city areas, off-street parking can make a world of difference to the value of your home. If you want to create an off-street parking space, you may need to add new vehicular access, which requires the kerb to be altered. Check with the council to see if you need permission – if your road is not an A or B road, you usually will not need permission.
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