No matter how settled we feel in our homes, the value of our property is never far from our thoughts. As the property market ebbs and flows, you want to be sure that when you do come to sell, you’re taking another step on the rung up the property ladder.
Whether you’re thinking of selling in the near future or you’ve only just moved into your new house, we’ve got some expert tips that will help you boost the value of your home.
Upgrade your kitchen
The heart and soul of most households, the kitchen is a real focal point of your interior. Tired worktops and poorly designed storage can really detract from the overall appeal and value of your property.
Kitchen design has come a long way over the years, so if your kitchen is over 10 years old, you should consider replacing it. A modern fitted kitchen with stylish worktops and functional cupboards could increase the value of your home by 5-6%.
Convert your attic or basement
Many older properties have attics or basements that are used only for storing the Christmas decorations and those old boxes of sentimental items. This is a significant waste of space that could cost you when you come to sell.
By converting your attic or basement into an extra bedroom, you could increase the value of your property by approximately 10%. And in the meantime, you could benefit from a spare room or home office where you can work in peace.
Design fitted bedroom furniture
Storage is a big factor concerning property buyers, so if you do convert the attic, it’s important to find space for items previously kept in the loft. By installing fitted bedroom furniture into your rooms, you can organise and tuck away your belongings with beautiful bespoke furniture, designed around your bedroom.
Create an ensuite
For larger properties where space isn’t an issue, the possibilities are endless. If your master bedroom is looking a little bare, section off some of the available space to create an ensuite that will add to the privacy of your home. As well as increasing your property value by as much as 10%, additional bathrooms mean no squabbles over the shower on a Monday morning!
Landscape your garden
Creating a functional, attractive and modern interior is important, but so too is the kerb appeal of your property. Give your home wow factor by landscaping that worn-out lawn, to promote outdoor living and maximise the value of your exterior.
A little investment goes a long way where home improvements are concerned. Whether you’re renovating your property for re-sale, planning to let out your house, or you simply want to enhance the design of your property, these are just a few ways in which you can boost the value of your home.
Planning your next home improvement project? Hartleys specialise in creating beautiful rooms. Call 01756 700471 to have a chat about your ideas, or pop into our Yorkshire showroom for inspiration.