Making improvements to our homes can range from building new kitchens to turning unused loft space into living space.
Although it’s no secret that these improvements can raise a property’s monetary value as well, which ones add the most value to our homes?
Sort out any structural issues
Make sure you stay on top of structural problems like subsidence because they have a significant impact on a home’s value. Anyone looking to increase the value of their home should give structural problems top priority.
It makes no sense to perform any decoration work or interior work, such as installing a new kitchen or bathroom, before completing this.
Add a new heating system
If you want to increase the value of your home, all you need to do is install a central heating system. Many older homes either had no central heating at all or had outdated systems that needed to be updated.
The value of a property will always increase with the addition or modernization of the central heating system, which should be done in tandem with raising the building’s overall energy efficiency.
Installing a garden office
Garden offices are a major selling point and can increase the value of your home because there has been a significant shift in the number of people working from home. The benefits of having a garden office are numerous. A garden office might be the only option for those who don’t have extra room in their homes to set up a functional workspace. Alternatively, they can be used as home studios or gyms.
Add bi-fold doors
With some new bifold doors, you can instantly add style and lots of light. Bifold doors are an excellent way to increase the amount of natural light in a space while also establishing a visual and physical connection to the outside. Additionally, bifold doors can increase the feeling of space and, during the warmer months, effectively turn a space into an entirely new “outdoor room.”
Install new windows
Double-glazing is now deemed a crucial feature by many buyers and adding it will improve the value of your property. If you are refurbishing a period property, you will need to be careful and think about the style of your house—or you could end up decreasing its value!
Unless the building is listed or in a conservation area, old windows that need to be replaced should be replaced like-for-like even though double glazing will be required to comply with the current Building Regulations. Plastic windows are not acceptable to English Heritage for the majority of listed buildings.
Adding a conservatory
If properly designed, constructed, and integrated into the home’s layout, a conservatory or garden room typically adds far more value to a property than it costs. On the other hand, a poorly designed, flimsy, and unattractive conservatory can reduce the value of a property.
We hope this blog post helps you decide what home improvements you can make to increase the value of your property. For more information about installing double-glazing, bi-fold doors or conservatories, get in touch with our team of specialists at Progress Windows today.