Buying property is always an investment. In some cases, a very expensive one. So, whether you are looking to sell or just thinking of the future, it is always a good idea to try to increase the worth of your home. There are many ways to add value. Some of the bigger jobs can lead to a dramatic increase, whereas other small changes will just keep it steadily growing in value over the years. Here are seven of the best ways to make sure your home is worth more than you paid for it and that your investment continues to grow.
Add a Bedroom
Going from a 2-3 or even a 3-4 bedroomed home can hugely increase the value. This extra bedroom doesn’t have to be large. If you’ve got a second bathroom, large closet or a playroom, consider converting it.
Get a Loft Conversion
A loft conversion gives you a fantastic opportunity to add a large master bedroom to your home. In some cases, you could even add an en-suite or a walk-in closet. Loft conversions are a big job so be sure to contact a professional company like Treasured Spaces for help.
Add a Porch
A porch is a relatively small addition to your home, but it has a large range of benefits. These include:
- Added curb appeal
- Extra storage
- An extra level of security
All of these things can improve your quality of living, while increasing the value of the house.
Look After the Outside Areas
If you ever come to sell your home, curb appeal is incredibly important. Your house must look great from the curb. So, as well as installing a porch, make sure your front yard is clean, tidy and well maintained, give your house a coat of paint, and get a new front door.
Having a great backyard can also increase your home’s worth. Grass and water features are both appealing to buyers.
Convert Your Basement
If you’ve already converted your loft, or it isn’t an option, how about the basement? Most basements go unused, but this is valuable space that you should make the most of. Basements can make great dens, trendy dining rooms, cozy bedrooms, and functional offices.
Focus on the Kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s the first thing people focus on when they view a new house and a great looking kitchen can increase your home’s worth hugely. If you ever come to sell, small changes such as replacing cupboard doors and broken tiles are enough to make a difference.
Windows and Doors
Safety and warmth are massive factors when it comes to the value of any home. Your windows and doors are a big part of this. Make sure your they are high quality, secure and that the seals are in perfect condition. You should also regularly check your locks for damage and make any repairs as soon as possible.
Over the years, you will invest a lot of time and money in your home. So, make sure you do it right, ensuring this investment is worthwhile and continues to grow.