Top 5 ways to increase your property value
Whether climbing the property ladder or adding the finishing touches to your dream home, there are plenty of reasons to increase the value of your current abode. From restoring to renovating, even the simplest improvements can boost your home’s value by up to £30,000. Here are five ways to give your property a pick-me-up without breaking the bank.
Uncover hidden gems
A high-quality floor, whether tile or wood, can change the entire look and feel of your property. If your home is currently carpeted, you may discover original floorboards hidden beneath. Refurbishing these floors by sanding them down, giving them a lick of paint or polish, is often all that’s needed to bring them back to life. Finish the look with a statement rug and you’ll create a high-impact, ambient appeal at a fraction of the cost of new floorboards.
More homeowners are looking to add period features to their properties, one of the most popular ways to do this is by unearthing an original fireplace. This is a great way to add warmth and value to your home – even if the fireplace is just for show!
A characterful cast iron radiator has a similar appeal and is a big trend in period properties today. As well as adding charm to any room in the household, cast iron radiators, like those available from Trade Radiators, create stunning centrepieces. As well as being rust-resistant, they come in a wide range of styles and finishes, meaning there is something to suit every decor, whether traditional or contemporary.
Add kerb appeal
The exterior of your home is the first thing guests and buyers (if you’re thinking of selling) see. A striking front door embellished with an equally striking handle, window or letterbox is a great way to add character and charm to your property, whilst adding to its value. To ensure you save as much as possible, always opt to repair or revamp your existing door rather than investing in a replacement. A secure, freshly painted, weather-proof door will add instant kerb appeal to your residence.
Embrace the outdoors
If you live in a city, outdoor space is often limited. If you’re lucky enough to have it, it’s wise to make the most of it, especially if you’re planning on selling your property in the future. A patio or deck can transform an unused garden into an aesthetically-pleasing entertaining space, doubling up as an additional room in the summer months. Add embellishment to this space with graphic rugs, smart storage, statement potted plants, fairy lights and mirrors.
Make the most of unused space
A loft conversion can add an impressive 15 per cent to the value of your property, and with an en suite bathroom, you can expect to further heighten this potential. If you have a loft and it’s currently being used to store unwanted belongings, converting this unused space into a new room is a cost-effective way to upsize your home. With the addition of bi-fold windows, you can even create a room with a view!