If you want to increase the value of your home as a future investment, it may be easier than you think. From adding a lick of paint to larger extensions, it’s amazing what you can do to boost the value of your property. As well as transforming your home and adding value, these improvements will change how your live in your home. Whether you’re planning to sell soon or just want to enhance your home, check out these improvements.
Unleash the hidden potential in your home
An extra bedroom is one of the most desired features for buyers and is a brilliant way to increase your home’s worth. Converting a garage or loft is a fantastic way to make the most out of your available space. The beauty of a conversion is that you aren’t impinging on your space. You won’t lose any of your garden or outside space. It’s amazing when you discover the extra potential of your current home. A loft conversion can add up to £40,000 onto the value of your home.
Increase your space and increase it’s worth
Another way to increase your living space is to add a conservatory or orangery. You can choose any size and style that suits your home and family’s needs. They can give you a larger dining area, playroom or just some space to breathe and get away from the hustle and bustle of life. The potential value that can be added to your home is between 7%-15% of your property value. It’s not just monetary value that this adds to your home. Having more space will enhance your lifestyle and allow you to enjoy your home in a new way.
What’s in a name?
Did you know that changing your home’s name can affect its value? Homes with aspirational names such as ‘manor’ or ‘house’ tend to be more desirable to buyers. Regal names and country terms such as ‘cottage’ can also increase a property’s appeal. It only costs around £40 to do this legally and buyers can pay up to 40% more for a home with an attractive name.
The heart of the home
The kitchen is often the heart of the home as well as the key to many house sales. Potential buyers can be swayed on how well-kept and modern a kitchen looks. A kitchen extension can give you space for that desired island or breakfast bar. You will also gain more room to fit the whole family in. A simpler option is to declutter worktops, make the most of your space and replace worktops and cabinet doors. This can give your kitchen a new style, whether that is the modern minimalist look or a rustic country feel. A well-maintained kitchen could add £10k to the value of your home.
Grow your home’s value
Your garden can make or break a potential sale. If it’s untidy and unkempt it doesn’t give a good impression, even if the rest of your home is immaculate. Potential buyers value a tidy and private garden over everything else. If you’re overlooked, you could invest in a portico to give you some shelter as well as a feeling of seclusion. They are perfect for a BBQ area so you can enjoy being outside whatever the weather.
Brighten up your colour scheme
Simply doing some general refreshing of your home’s décor can add up to £4k to the value of your home. A home that looks newly decorated will impress more and show that it’s been cared for. This doesn’t have to cost the earth either; updating the colour in a few rooms can work wonders.
Get in touch today to see how Crystal Living can improve the value of your home as well as how you use it.