If you’re looking around at your home and considering whether or not to move, stop right there: first of all, why not try to make your home what you want it to be? Not only will it give you a higher quality of living there, but it will also add a lot to the value of your home when you come to move in the future – although the renovations may seem expensive, in a way you’re investing in your future. Here are some changes and renovations that you could make to your home to add some value to it…
A lot of the time, a kitchen is a deeply personal space and everyone will have different requirements from what exactly they want from their kitchen. But kitchen renovations can be expensive, which means that if you’re planning to sell your home, potential buyers will be delighted to see a modern, new kitchen that they can start using with comfort immediately. If you decide to get a kitchen renovation this can be a little disruptive to your life so make sure you talk to your home improvement contractors to see how long it will take so you can plan accordingly.
There’s absolutely nothing worse than a house that leaks hot air. Not only is it unpleasant to be assailed by breezes inside during the winter, but draughts drastically hike up your heating bills – which obviously is bad for the environment as well as your bank balance. If you live in an older house then the source of the draughts is probably your window and door frames. Maybe they’ve warped over time so the fittings are no longer as good, or maybe they’re just old and decrepit – either way, it might just be time to replace them and fit some double glazing instead. A lot of buyers consider double glazed windows to be an absolute essential in the homes they’re looking for – and even if you aren’t looking to move any time soon, you’ll enjoy staying warm all year.
No one wants the utter agony of living in a house with a terrible shower. As we all know, it’s hard enough to get up every morning without having to step into a shower that’s little more than a trickle – so if that’s the case with your home then why not consider updating your bathroom? A walk in shower can be a lot warmer and steamier than a shower over the bath, and if you make sure that everything in there is in neutral colours, any future buyers will be certain to love your new bathroom just as much as you do. Make sure that the bathroom is suitable for its purpose – if it’s your kids’ bathroom then a tub and plenty of storage is important, but if it’s your en suite then why not go for a little luxury? Install a heated towel rail for a toasty warm towel first thing in the morning along with his and hers sinks so you never have to scrape your partner’s dried toothpaste away before you wash your face again.