We all like to add a bit of value to our homes so which are the best ways in which you can add a bit of equity to your property?
First of all you need to think about your potential buyers and what improvements will be most beneficial, if you are aiming at the professional market then a huge kitchen wouldn’t be as appealing as a space for a home office and vice-versa. If you are thinking about making costly improvements then it’s always worth asking an experience agent such as Intercounty to make sure you can get back the money you have invested.
Garages are a great way of adding space to your property, you could use it as an additional living area, office or even a spare room. Make sure you get planning permission from your local council.
Gardens are very popular, people enjoy indoor/outdoor living in the form of garden spaces which are covered or a garden room to enjoy the great outdoors.
Loft conversions are another great way to add more square footage to your home. They can add up to 20% of value to a home if done well.
Adding a parking space, if you live in an area with restricted parking you could add value to your home by turning some of your front garden into a parking space.
Conservatories are still a good choice if you would like to add extra space to a dining room or kitchen.
If your kitchen is looking a bit lack lustre then you could add value to your home by either giving it a face lift or by changing it. Just changing cabinet doors or repainting them can make a real difference.
If you have a family home and the kitchen is on the small size then you might want to consider adding an extension to this space to make it into a large kitchen diner. Kitchens really are the heart of a family home, so creating a big open plan kitchen will really add value.
If your bathroom is looking at bit outdated it might be worth considering redoing it or looking at ways in which you can improve it.
Most buyers will be looking for properties with central heating, so if you don’t have it it might be worth thinking about.