Adding value to a house is ideal if you want to sell up and move on to a larger home, and many people carry out upgrades for personal satisfaction. Either way, there are some pointers that can help magnify your house and make it truly outstanding.
Many people opt for a conservatory or a sunroom that they can use all year round. This is a simple way of adding value to the house. It also enhances kerb appeal, making the home attractive to buyers. It’s estimated that a conservatory can add around 4 to 5 per cent to the value of the house.
Extending the home will also add value
Extending the house in any way can add value, whether that’s an upstairs bedroom or an extension to the side or rear. Some homeowners will extend their house to the rear and add on a breakfast room to widen the living area.
A garage or off-street parking is always sought-after, especially by families who have two cars. In some towns and cities, parking is at a premium, so adding a garage can visually enhance the property and add up to 11 per cent to the value. Off-street parking is also appealing to prospective buyers.
A second bathroom is convenient for larger families, so it’s worthwhile to consider adding an en-suite to an existing bedroom or even a downstairs facility. A new bathroom can cost between £4,000 to £5,000 at a minimum, but designer bathrooms will increase in price. If your extension will utilise water and sewage it is important to ensure that you currently drainage can cope with the extra demand. If your current drainage is a little slow you might want to contact a Kent Blocked Drains company to come and flush the drainage out for you.
Opt for a loft conversion
Loft conversions are one of the most attractive features of a home, adding around 15 per cent to the market value of the house. In addition to increasing floor space, it can be used as a bedroom or games room.
Ideal Home magazine has some ideas on adding almost £50,000 to the value of your home in seven days, including creating a downstairs toilet and separating the kitchen and dining room.
A modern kitchen is another home improvement idea, especially if your existing one is tired and dated. It can add between 4 to 10 per cent to the market value of the home.