Your home is your castle, and no matter how much DIY you do, or how much renovation work, you’ll no doubt feel that there’s more to do. However, it’s not just about making your home look good or making things more practical; you want to know that you’re adding value too. Here are some home improvement projects, both big and small, that can boost your property’s price.
Get a new front Door
By installing a composite door you could increase the overall security and look of your home. A composite door is a combination of wooden doors and plastic doors. Taking the best features of each of the doors and combining them to create the best quality door possible for UK Homeowners. Find out what the average prices for composite doors are.
Give your kitchen a facelift
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms to a buyer, and a new kitchen can add around £5,000 to the value of your home. However, kitchens can cost tens of thousands, so this may not be a big return on your investment, but consider the negative effects that a dated kitchen may have on your home’s value. Kitchens are one of the most popular UK home improvements, as they’re not just spaces where you cook, but also socialise and relax.
If you can’t afford a new kitchen right now, you can give your kitchen a facelift by:
- Replacing the cupboard doors to something more contemporary or using vinyl to cover old wood
- Re-tiling the floors and splashbacks
- Paint your vinyl floors
- Replacing the lighting with spotlights or other contemporary styles
- Add some bold, eye-catching accessories
All these things will make your kitchen look newer, without a significant outlay.
Modernise your bathroom
Much like with an outdated kitchen, 25% of house buyers would be put off by an old-fashioned bathroom. After all, this is a room where you’re supposed to be able to relax. Merely updating your bathroom can add value to your home, and it’s easy to find a home improvement blog where you can get lots of inspiration for a modern look.
Again, renovating this room doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Getting a white suite is usually the most crucial part, as coloured bathroom suites instantly put people off. You can buy suites cheaply and have them replaced by plumbers, then maybe consider doing the rest yourself. Of course, if you hate DIY, then it’s worth using professionals to get the best possible finish.
Improve your kerb appeal
Kerb appeal is a term used by estate agents to describe how desirable your home is when potential buyers pull up outside. If you want to boost your property’s value, then one of the best bits of home improvement in the UK is to spruce up your front garden. Trim back trees and bushes, mow your lawn, paint your front door and fix your porch. This will make your home much more appealing from the outside, and it’ll cheer you up whenever you come home.
Improve your flooring
While it’s pretty easy to change your wall colour and make cosmetic changes, flooring can be a bigger task. Therefore, if you decide to sell and you have dated or stained carpet, that’s going to mean a drop in property value. Over half of home buyers said they’d be put off by outdated, worn flooring, so consider replacing old carpets in some rooms, or ripping them up if there are attractive floorboards underneath.
Whether you’re planning to sell your home, or just want to boost its value, a few little changes can make a big difference to how much it’s worth.