Whether you are looking to sell a property or you are thinking of having some home improvements done and want to know ho wit will impact your property value, it is always a good idea to do some research before you start spending money on improvements.
Did you know that you could actually de-value a property
if you were to do work that involves removing original features? That is why it is really important to make sure you know what you’re doing before you get started. If you’re not sure then you’re always better to speak to an expert; what you think is bringing a modern feel to a property could knock thousands off the value.
So what can help to increase the value of a house? Increase the living space
Increasing the living space is a popular solution for people who are looking to increase the value of a property. There are lots of different ways to do this, from loft conversions to building a conservatory and the work can massively vary in cost. Experts advise that you should always ensure that any extension work matches the style of your property. If you have a beautiful and stylish Victorian house and stick a white uPVC conservatory on the back of it, it isn’t going to look great. Be careful not to be tempted to go for a cheaper option of conservatory as it could easily cost you a lot more if it devalues your house.
Other ways to create more space include getting rid of a garage. You can use the space to extend your property and many households do not use garages for their original purpose of storing a car. Upgrade your kitchen
According to renovation expert Michael Holmes, “An attractive, hygienic looking kitchen is essential both to buyers and valuation surveyors. Before replacing a kitchen, consider the fundamentals such as its shape and position and decide if you are going to make any structural changes to the space, or if you want to relocate it elsewhere.” You can read the full article here. Making structural changes to your kitchen can involve quite a lot of work, so if you’re looking for changes on a smaller scale then consider updating kitchen units and furniture to give the kitchen a new and modern feel. Take a look at some of the modern furniture ideas at stores like Danetti to see the difference you could make to your kitchen without making any structural changes. Fix small defects There could be lots of small problems in your property that you don’t really think would bring down the value of your property. By fixing all of the small issues such as scratches on the wall, dripping taps, sticking doors and windows etc. you will give the property much better chance of selling at the price you’re looking for. All these small jobs take next to no time to resolve so if its just a case of not getting round to it yet, get those things fixed, particularly if you’re looking to sell.