Looking to get stuck into some home improvements? Want to add value to your home? Here are a few key things you should be doing right now:
- Increase your square footage
Anything you can do to add square footage to your home is sure to add to its value because, as you will probably know, space comes at a premium. Whether you convert your loft into a bathroom, renovate your basement and use it as a playroom for the kids, or build a garden room that you can all enjoy in the summer, adding square footage just makes sense.
- Boost your broadband
Now that we are all streaming our media, working from home and spending endless hours on social media, a decent internet connection has never been so important. So, whether you hunt around for a company that will help you to access rural broadband, check your home for causes of broadband interference, and eliminate them, or build a wi-fi boosting device, anything you can do to increase your connection will make your home more valuable.
- Update your kitchen
Updating your kitchen is a sure-fire way to add value because the kitchen is the heart of the home, Luckily, you don’t have to have a brand new kitchen fitted in order to do so. You can DIY the whole thing by repainting your cabinets and replacing the cupboard handles, as using tile paint to recover old tiles. Switching out the old taps for newer, more attractive ones, is also a great way to give the kitchen a boost, as are a few new appliances if you can afford them.
- Boost kerb appeal
Boosting kerb appeal means mahjong the exterior of your home more attractive. There are numerous ways you can do that from repairing thew house and patching up the roof to landscaping your garden and filling it with lots of beautiful plants flowers and maybe even statues. Get the whole daily involved, and it shouldn’t take you too long to totally transform the outside of your home and add as much as five percent to its value.
Decluttering your home may not seem like something that can add value, but when your home looks clean and clutter-free, not only is it more pleasant for you and your family to live in, but it is also easier for potential buyers to imagine the space as their own, which means you can typically sell quicker and make a little more money to boot. Sell or donate everything you can that you don’t really want or need, throw the rest in the trash, and enjoy a cleaner, more peaceful home as a result.
Adding value to your home isn’t an exact science, but if you think about the kinds of things that will make your home better to live in for you and your family, and you complete any DIY jobs well, chances are you will be on the right track, but the above ideas are a pretty good starting point too.
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