Lease new life in your home and increase its value with these handy tips featuring everything from changing your front door and windows, to tidying up your garden.
Transforming your home instantly, new windows and doors can massively increase the value of your home as well as giving it some excellent kerb appeal.
Restore the character in your home and invest in beautiful double-glazed windows that could save you money in the long run with better energy efficiency and long-lasting quality timber and fixtures.
Add another room to your home by converting your attic or cellar into an extra bedroom, chill-out room or children’s play den. With thorough planning and expertise needed to convert a room safely, if done well, the new addition will definitely add value to your home.
Give your home a spruce with a bit of spring cleaning. Aside from the more obvious tasks like dusting and hoovering, hiring a carpet cleaner can make a huge difference to the look of your rooms – it also smells really fresh and clean too! Take the time to polish up any light fittings, tall mirrors and touch up scuffed furniture and wooden skirting boards with a lick of paint.
Poor electrics or a lack of sockets can be quite common in older properties and can be a real turn off for potential buyers. If you’re staying put in your home, it can be really irritating too. Invest in a good electrician and add extra sockets in useful places, modern light fittings or simply update socket casings for a more clean and contemporary look.
Whilst great lighting is important to increase the look and value of your home, an overall feeling of light and airiness is always good. Consider lighter tones on the walls, mirrors to reflect natural window light and sky lights to create a space that feels bigger than it is.
It may seem obvious but the décor in your home can have a massive impact on its value. Don’t be afraid to inject a bit of personality but make sure to finish wood work and internal doors to a high standard to avoid it looking unfinished.
If you’re looking to sell your home or simply want to inject a bit of character, create a feature to make your home memorable to visitors. Create a fireplace with a stylish surround, or have a log burner fitted to create a cosy look. If you’re after a really noticeable feature, changing your staircase can give the hallway a completely new feel.
It’s pretty tricky to make our homes look Instagram-worthy and still practical all the time (especially with little children’s toys taking over). Invest in some sturdy storage, sell things you don’t use anymore and look at your home with fresh eyes to see if you’re stacking up stuff where you could be creating more space.
Making your garden look great doesn’t have to mean planting up a professionally landscaped space. Instead, keep it fairly low maintenance with potted plants, cut your lawn regularly and add some wood chippings or gravel to drive ways and paths for a quick fix.
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