There are lots of ways that you can add value to your home or boost its appeal on the market, from adding a new kitchen or extension to complete remodelling. In this blog, we discuss our top tips for adding value to your home.
In our last blog, we discussed how converting your under-utilised garage space could help add 10% to your home’s value as well as increase your useable space. Similarly, by converting your loft, it can provide an extra bedroom with an ensuite which on average can add up to £20,000 to your current house value (survey by sellhousefast.co.uk)
It is no secret that people are becoming more passionate about eco-friendly living as sustainability in home renovation continues to be one of the most popular architectural trends. Therefore, adding eco-friendly energy options to your home is not only a great investment and reaps financial rewards but can also help increase the value of your home, as well as its attractiveness amongst similar homes on the market.
For many potential buyers, the kitchen is their main focus and a poor kitchen design or layout can either put off potential buyers or potentially result in offers under the asking price. An attractive, clean, and social kitchen is essential for both buyers and valuation surveyors. However, a full kitchen replacement is not always required. Smaller changes such as repainting/replacing kitchen unit doors or worktops can have a huge impact on how your home is perceived by potential buyers.
Whilst it is very tempting to do large-scale renovations/projects to add value to your home smaller projects such as decorating can also add value. Small, superficial defects such as mouldy sealant, dripping taps, cracking ceiling/plaster, lifting flooring etc can majorly put off potential buyers and prevent your home from selling at its optimum price. Therefore, completing these issues before selling your property will ensure your home sells for the best price possible.
An extension is often considered the best/most effective way to add value to your home – whilst in many cases this is true, improving the layout of your home can be equally as effective. The maximum value can come from improving the main living areas and how they work together. It is often worth considering knocking down internal walls to achieve the optimum layout. Open plan living is appealing to almost all potential buyers with fewer, yet larger rooms creating clear sight-lines which make the house seem larger and more appealing.
At Arc Design Services, we specialise in architectural design, dedicated to offering a fresh and exciting approach to every project. With this in mind, Arc Design Services could help you add value to your home through remodelling, extension, or a full renovation. Contact our experts today at Arc Design Services at www.arcdesignservices.net or 0161 928 4433.