Increasing the value of your property amidst a recovery in property prices is a shrewd investment. But do all home improvements projects boost the value of your home?
Spending money on a new interior layout can be expensive and worse still may reduce the property value if done incorrectly.
A much better strategy for increasing property value is to stick to tried and true property value boosters, which we’ll cover in this article.
Double glazed windows
It will come as no surprise that double glazing your windows can boost the value of your home. This is the case because it allows homeowners to reduce their energy bills and their carbon footprint.
It is such a popular home improvement project that the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has reported that 25% of homeowners in the UK have installed new windows in the past 5 years.
Good quality double glazed windows fitted by a professional can also increase the value of a house. With an average lifetime of 20 years, it is an investment that can be enjoyed even if you do not plan on selling your home soon.
Get a conservatory
A professionally designed and built conservatory can increase the value of a property more than it costs.
Phil Spencer, from the popular TV show Location Location Location, estimates that a well-built conservatory can boost property value by 7%. Whilst Mark Hayward, the managing director of the NAEA, says conservatories boost house prices by 5%.
Whilst there are differing views added value of building a conservatory, it does certainly make sense to add a conservatory. Another point both property gurus, agree is that a crudely built conservatory can reduce the property value.
Most conservatories will not require a planning permission. However, it is best to check with your local council to avoid issues. Building regulations is also another important factor to consider. But hiring a professional builder can guide you with how your design can comply with building regulations.
The front door of your property is similar to the cover of a book. It is the first thing that surveyors and potential purchasers see and notice when entering your property. It can set expectations for the rest of the house which is crucial for getting the highest value for your home.
Having a high-quality uPVC or composite door can also help keep your home secure and increase the energy efficiency by trapping more heat in.
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