With all this extra time at home at the moment, there’s a good chance you’re thinking about things you can do around your home to improve it and to add value. Whether you’re wanting to do some smaller tasks that increase the value, or looking to do some big renovations, hopefully this article can help you feel more inspired. Here are some of the best ways to increase the value of your home:
1. A Loft Conversion
Depending on where you are based, this may also be called an attic conversion. Regardless of the name, the premise is the same. Transforming an unused space into something that brings extra value and purpose to your home. Perhaps you don’t have space for a home office, but if you fixed up your loft you could make a whole upstairs office. You might be surprised to learn that the cost of a loft conversion is generally much more affordable than you might expect. Likewise if you find yourself having an extra child or needing an extra guest room, this is a great way to get those extras without having to pack up and move.
2. Fresh Coat of Paint
If you’re looking to sell your home in the near future, the street image is going to make a big impression on buyers – after all it’s the first thing they see. Having good ‘curb appeal‘ as it’s called can make a big difference to your sale price. One of the best ways to do this is with a fresh coat of paint. You might even want to consider changing the colors to something more modern. If a fresh coat of paint is outside of your budget, a good compromise is to have the outside cleaned with high pressure water, it will take the dirt off without impacting the paint.
3. Solar Panels
Most of us are more mindful about how our actions impact the environment, and solar panels is a great way to reduce our usage while also saving money. Many people enjoy free power each month due to their solar panels, and this can be a huge plus when selling a property. Yes, it can be a considerable expense, but there are always offers available to help save you money.
4. A New Patio
With spending more time at home, I’m extremely grateful for the small patio we have. However, I’d be lying if I wasn’t tempted to give it a bit of an upgrade. When someone is buying a property they’re trying to visualize what their lives would be like living there. By extending your patio or making a larger one, you’re giving potential buyers an extra space to enjoy in your home. Often the increase in value is much more than you would spend on having the patio installed, meaning it’s a great way to increase the value of your home. This could also be a fun DIY project during the pandemic if you’re good at DIY projects!
Investing a little in your home before you put it in on the market can make a considerable difference to your sale price. Perhaps you want to invest in your home so you can enjoy the changes before selling it at a later date. Whatever your motivation, now is the perfect time to invest in your home.