5 Ways To Add Value To Your Home

5 Ways To Add Value To Your Home

If you are wanting to add some value to your home and start working your way up the property ladder or develop your current house into your dream home, then one of the best ways to do so is by adding some value to it. The best way to go about this isn’t always down to cosmetic changes such as adding a lick of paint or adding some new furniture and it may actually require some structural work such as re-laying your garden or extending the loft – however, it is important to remember that both cosmetic and structural changes can both be as beneficial as each other when it comes to adding value.

Get a New Kitchen

One of the most popular and important rooms in any home is always the kitchen. It is always a space which is used and is often one of the big factors for people who are purchasing a new home. Therefore, you want to make sure that the kitchen is in the best state possible – and getting a new one fitted is certainly a good idea. When getting a new kitchen fitted it is important that you get on fitted that still fits in with the character of your home. For example, if you have a small classic cottage style home then getting a top of the range electrical oven & hob would not be the best idea as it would look out of place and not fit with the style of the home.

Add Central Heating

Adding central heating to your home is definitely one of the best ways to add value to your home. The reason for this is that having a well fitted and high quality boiler & central heating system is a big positive for people who are looking to buy a home. The important thing about adding a central heating system is that it is done in conjunction with some other home warming features. This can be by getting double glazed windows fitted so that there is an extra layer for the cold to have to break through you can then get curtains or window blinds fitted to add an additional layer of protection from the cold. The other is to get insulation fitted in your loft so that you don’t get any cold weather that can come through the slats in your roof.

Cosmetic Changes

The cosmetic features of your home are very important when wanting to add value to your home, particularly if you are wanting to make it your dream home to live in. There are huge number of cosmetic changes you can make to your home such as new paint, sorting squeaky floorboards, fixing cracks in the plaster, stopping dripping taps and replacing worn out furniture. By changing the paint in the home you can essentially change how the room will look and by then coupling this with new furniture it will definitely add some good value to your home to you personally.

Structural Changes

There a number of structural changes that can affect the overall quality of your home which can be damp, rotting or cracks on the outside of your home in the bricks or slats. These are problems which can be potentially severely problematic to your home. One of the big changes you can make to improve or change the structure of your home can be by adding an extension to your home which can be simple as just putting a conservatory on to your home. You can then add some cosmetic changes to this to truly maximise the value of your home, this can be adding some conservatory furniture to make it more welcoming and enjoyable to spend time in.

Get New Flooring

This is possibly one of the most biggest changes you can make to your home, and it could take the most work. It can also be classed as both cosmetic and structural as you can re-do the bottom of your whole house to level it out and you can then make cosmetic changes by getting a nice soft carpet fitted which can be good for bedrooms or living rooms. For your landing, bathrooms or kitchens you can get lino or laminate flooring fitted.

Anum Yoon is the founder and editor of Current on Currency. She loves all things personal finance, which is why you'll find her work all over the PF blogosphere.

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