Buying a property will probably be the biggest purchase of your life, so you’ll undoubtedly want to ensure you get a decent return on investment. Whether you’re just about to set foot on the property ladder, or you’re already settled in your forever home, read on for a range of great ideas to help add value to your house. From quick and easy updates such as boosting the kerb appeal, to larger scale projects such as adding an extension, read on for Revere Contracts’ top five tips.
1. Ramp up the kerb appeal
First impressions count and it’s amazing what a difference a quick spruce-up can make. Give the front door a lick of paint and add a few flowerpots for a splash of colour and create a more welcoming vibe.
2. Freshen up the interiors
When it comes to selling your property, peeling paint and cracks in the ceiling are bound to put a dampener on any house viewing, so freshen up the walls with a new coat of paint. While you’re at it, have a proper de-clutter for a more spacious, light and airy feel.
3. Create extra outdoor living space
Transforming a corner of your garden into a patio area complete with barbecue and seating area is a great way to create additional living space, especially if you’re a fan of al fresco dining in the summer. For those with a little extra garden space to spare, it might be worth considering adding a summer house for entertaining during the warmer months. Or if you want to go one step further and you’re keen to create a truly versatile space that can be utilised all year round, how about a garden studio that can used as a workspace or transformed into a guest bedroom when needed.
4. Update the electrics
A period property with an old fusebox will almost certainly need rewiring. It can be a big job and a disruptive one too, with floorboards having to be lifted, but it’s also a great opportunity to update light fixtures, add extra sockets and choose more attractive, modern faceplates for sockets and switches – all of which can add value to your home.
5. Add a bedroom
If you’re lucky enough to have rooms with ample dimensions, one option could be to add an extra bedroom simply by erecting a partition wall to divide the available space. Alternatively, consider converting your loft. Depending on the placement of the rooflights or dormer windows, you may be able to convert it without the need for planning permission. The property experts at Revere Contracts can advise on how best to make the most of the space – from where to place the stairs, to how to squeeze in an en suite.
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