Improvements That Will Add Value To Your House



Home improvements that are done well will add value to your home. Useful, professionally added touches and installations will increase how much your home is worth. Of course, there are some home improvements that cost lots to do and do not really add too much value, but generally cosmetic upgrades and fixture face-lifts will add value to your house both now and in the future. 


New Bathroom Or Shower room

Bathrooms and shower rooms get a lot of use, and they are a key area to any house. An outdated suite, broken fixtures and fittings and mucky tiles will all affect a houses value. Bathrooms need to be clean and they need to be well fitted.Often bathrooms end up looking awful because the DIY route was taken and a professional plumber was not involved. Not using good quality fixings and fittings, and not having properly installed items will make your bathroom look cheap and tacky.


Updated Kitchen

If you have the budget, a full kitchen remodel would add thousands to the value of your home, but if you do not want to spend too much or you do not have the funds readily available, then it is good to know that you can update your kitchen space on even the most modest of budgets. New countertops, fresh paintwork and new cupboard doors will lift how your kitchen looks and feels. When a kitchen feels clean, homely and fresh value is added.


Double Glazed Windows

Single glazed windows are cold and drafty as are old-style double-glazed windows. How windows look can drastically affect a houses value. Fresh, clean UPVC windows that are easy to maintain will lift any type of house. New double-glazed windows are energy efficient and they are more secure, they also improve how a house looks and boosts its curb appeal.


Deciding Which Improvements To Undertake

Most improvements will add value to your house, however not all improvements are affordable and quick to undertake. How much you want to spend and what you want to do all depends on why you want to add value to your house. For example, if you are wanting to sell your house, you will want to invest in bathrooms and kitchenswhereas if you are wanting to stay in your home for the foreseeable future you will want to add improvements that last such as a new roof, new windows and possibly even a full electrical rewire.


Getting Costs And Pricings

Unless you are a DIY pro then it is advisable to get the help and assistance of suitably trained and qualified trades people. Good work costs more money than shoddy work, and it will last longer too. To ensure you get good value for money when hiring trades people and contractors it is important that you get at least three separate quotes. Getting more than one quote will allow you to compare costs and will ensure that you can add value to your home within a price that suits you. Failing to compare prices and costs could leave you out of pocket and paying more than you need to.


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