Choosing the right renovation project can be tricky. You’ll need to consider the cost of a project, whether it will add value to your home, and how long you’re likely to be living in your home for.
After all, some projects, such as solar panels, can pay for themselves but it can take 5-10 years, the amount of time you expect to be living in the house does affect whether it’s a viable option.
Of course; it’s also worth noting that some renovations don’t add value but they do make your home easier to sell if this is your plan.
The outside of your house will start to look scruffy over time. This is inevitable as it takes all the brunt of the weather. However, you don’t need to get the paintbrush out! Instead, take a look at the various curtain walls available and cover your walls in a protective layer.
Not only will this look great, but it will also last for years and help to maintain, or even increase, the value of your home. The fact that it could reduce your energy bills and requires virtually no maintenance is a bonus!
Building an extension is not the cheapest of renovation projects but it is one that is virtually guaranteed to add value to your home. In short, you’ll be increasing the available living space.
Of course, you do need to check the size of the average property in your area. If your property becomes much bigger than the others it may make it more difficult to sell, even if it is worth more.
You also need to consider your neighbors and planning permissions before you start.
The kitchen is still generally referred to as the heart of the home. It’s also one of the most important rooms to renovate on a regular basis.
You can spend a fortune on this type of project, ripping everything out and starting again. Alternatively, you can simply replace the cupboard doors, countertops, and re-paint the walls. Both options will transform your kitchen and add value to your property.
Take a look at your front yard, it could probably do with some tidying. In fact, this is a good time to renovate your yard and increase both the curb appeal and the value of your home.
You’ll need to design a layout that works for you. This means easy access to your front door, an outside entertainment area, and minimal garden maintenance, especially if you’re not a keen gardener.
Take a little time to look at the other houses in the area and then use this as inspiration to design your own garden.
The amount of light that enters your home has a direct relationship with how spacious and inviting your home feels.
Something as simple as changing a light fitting, or adding a window can transform the light level in your home and increase the value.
You may also want to consider adding a few mirrors and even replacing the balustrade with one that lets more light through.
It’s that simple to transform your home and add value!