Making improvements to your home not only makes it a more enjoyable place to live, but it also can increase the value of if you ever decide to sell. After all, any sort of renovation project is likely to cost a fair bit of your hard earned cash. You’re going to want some return on all the efforts you’ve made to maintain and improve your biggest financial asset.
So what are the improvements you can make to your home that will add the most value You might just be surprised by the results. Conservatories come top of the list. Although they fell out of fashion for a while, they’re definitely back in vogue for 2016. A simple way to extend your home and add extra room for a relatively small cost. It's a lot cheaper than full blown extension; that’s for sure! The other benefit of a conservatory over an extension is that you don’t need planning permission. Of course, that is as long as you keep within certain size restrictions. This cuts out a lot of hassles and headaches that can occur when you embark on ambitious projects.
Updating your kitchen is a surefire way to make returns on money spent on making your home a nicer place to spend time in. Integrated appliances and quality units are much sought after by potential buyers, and they make the heart of your home look good, too. A fuss free, easy to clean kitchen with a few built-in gadgets is enough to please even the fussiest of folk. It also pays to invest in good quality fittings and fixtures. Don’t skimp on things like plumbing and heating parts; they won't last, and you’ll spend much more replacing them in the long run. Instead of cheap plastic piping, look for schedule 80 CPVC fittings instead. They’re much tougher and are manufactured to the highest standards.
Your garden can make or break the sale of your home. Even if you do not intend to sell up at the moment, you don’t want to be that scruffy house that every street has. You can smarten up your exterior for next to nothing, and it will greatly enhance the look of your lovely home. Make sure it’s clean, tidy and free from rubbish. It’s amazing how much debris can get blown in from the street. A few big potted plants are easy to maintain and add a splash of colour. Make sure lawns and driveways are well maintained, and free of weeds and moss.
If your flooring and carpets are past their best, then it’s time to upgrade. The difference fresh floors have can completely revitalize a home. Of course, it’s not unusual for the brilliance of your new carpets to overshine the rest of your home so here's a great tip. Paint first. Your walls are bound to look grubby once they’re in. You don’t want to have to start decorating over your new improvements because accidents can happen all too quickly. Don’t be that person, although it can happen to the best of us!