Whether you’re looking to sell your house or want to improve it for yourself, there are lots of ways that you can make changes and increase your property value. From renovating rooms to a fresh coat of paint, there are options for every budget that we look into in this article!
1. Add a bedroom
The best way to add substantial value to your home is to add another bedroom, which can add as much as 20% onto your property worth. There are a few ways that you can do this, depending on your budget, timeframe, and whether you’re able to get planning permission -
Building an extension to provide an extra room in the house
Converting a garage or unused room
Put up a wall in a large bedroom, making two smaller ones – with this, you will need to ensure that the rooms are still sufficiently sized as having two box rooms could actually devalue your house compared to one large bedroom.
While adding a bedroom is a great option for homeowners who are looking to raise their property value by a dramatic amount, it’s also a costly one which means it isn’t best suited to everyone.
2. Renovate the bathroom
A new bathroom makes a house incredibly desirable, and can see an increase of 5-10% to your property value. When you’re looking at redoing your bathroom, you should keep a few things in mind -
If your bathroom is currently quite small, try to extend it, as bigger bathrooms are much more popular and will help to increase your value even more
It’s best to have both a shower and a bath, even if they are as one, as most people will favour one over the other and not having both options available can go against you
Look at popular trends and which ones you think will benefit the room most – underfloor heating is a great option and will be a real eye-catcher if you’re making improvements to sell!
Bathrooms are less costly than adding a new room, but it will still add up, so make sure that when you’re looking at this sort of work that you’re not spending more than your value will increase by, as this will leave you out of pocket.
3. Create an office space
After the last year of millions of us working from home, a home office is one of the most desirable features that a property can offer. The best thing about this option is that it doesn’t have to be as expensive as the others, depending what space you’ve already got! You can -
Look at adding an extension to your property to design an office space; garden offices are a very popular option
You can use a spare bedroom as an office space, which if you’re looking to sell your house, you can promote it to any buyers as a flexible room that they can choose what they want to do it
Design an office space somewhere else in the house, such as under stairs or in a conservatory, which is a great way to keep costs down while still adding the feature in.
Office space is a great way to add value as it’s something that wasn’t particularly desirable before the pandemic, but is now a must-have on a lot of potential buyers’ lists. If you’ve been wondering “how can I sell my house fast?” a home office could be the perfect option!
Often, homeowners don’t have a huge budget to get their house improved, which is why redecorating is a great way to make some changes. Getting your hands dirty and starting some DIY will dramatically lower the costs compared to paying a professional to do it, and there’s plenty that you can do yourself –
Refresh the walls, even if you think they still look fine – most of the time, there will be scuffs and marks that you don’t even notice until you start repainting and realise just how much better it looks
Paint the skirting boards too, as this will make the walls look even better and the entire room brighter and more spacious
Hire a carpet cleaner and give them all a good going over to remove any stains and deep-rooted dirt, which will make a really big difference to the flooring.
If you’re redecorating a house to sell, it’s best to stick to neutral colours, but if you’re looking to personalise it more to you, you can look at some of the most popular shades of 2021 and get some inspiration from there to really make the place your own.
There are plenty of ways that you can increase your property value, so once you’ve outlined your budget you can get started and see just how much you can improve your home!
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