When making home improvements, it can be somewhat discouraging when the costs start adding up. However, if you make the right home improvements, you can add significant value to the property if and when you decide to sell it. So, which home improvements add the most value?
A loft conversion is one of the most lucrative home improvements, in fact, recent research suggests a loft conversion could add as much as 20% to your property value. Loft conversions have great benefits besides adding value too – they create an extra living space and are typically very energy efficient.
Another improvement that can add value to your property is to add another bathroom, and if you create another living space in your loft, the space you will need to lose for the extra bathroom won’t be as important.
Reroofing your property adds value to your home because you are ensuring the longevity of your property’s weather protection, improving its thermal efficiency, and potentially adding significant kerb appeal. If you have an old roof or one that needs repairing, you are likely to see decreased interest from potential buyers.
You might also want to consider installing solar panels; as more people are becoming increasingly eco-conscious, renewable energy solutions are much more sought-after. It will also save you plenty on your energy bills in the meantime!
Improving your home’s insulation will make it much more thermally efficient, and more attractive to potential buyers. A lot of heat can be lost through your home’s roof if it is not well insulated, but there are plenty of inexpensive options available, including batts for warm roofs and loft rolls for cold roofs, made from materials such as mineral or glass wool.
Anything you can do to increase your home’s energy efficiency can increase its value because of the savings that will be made on heating bills.
Create more natural light with skylights
Buyers will usually pay more for a home with plenty of natural light. You can do this by adding extra windows, but one of the easiest ways to brighten up your home is by installing skylights, which is a quicker and less disruptive process.
You can add a skylight in a bathroom that doesn’t already have a window, in the kitchen, the master bedroom, or even in your new converted loft!
Build an extension
Adding an extension to your property gives you more liveable space, the chance to add more natural light, and a chance to try out some new décor. An extension will also give you the space to add other value-increasing improvements, such as an extra bathroom.
These are just a few of the improvements that add value to your home, and you should prioritise any necessary repairs before you start renovating, but any positive changes you make will likely result in your property becoming more profitable. If nothing else, the improvements you make will make your time in the property more enjoyable.
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