Whether you want to renovate to sell your home immediately once it is completed, or if you wish to modernize to add value to your property to eventually sell it, there are a number of simple and effective ways that this can be done.
Convert the Garage
If you have a double garage, or you never actually use your garage to park the car in, then consider changing its use from a garage to a living space. If you have a growing family, that extra room could be used as a playroom for example, and it definitely needs to be seriously thought about especially as it can add up to 15% to your overall house value.
You must check whether the space is suitable for conversion and work out what, if any, planning permissions you will need.
If you are lucky enough to have a cellar, then consider making your cellar into a living or storage space. Although it sounds quite daunting, it can be fairly simple as you only need a ‘change of use’ planning permit, which means you don’t have to go through the hassle of planning permission.
This can also add as much as 30 percent to the value of your home as long as the build doesn’t cost more per square foot than the price per square foot of the area.
Update the Bathroom
Old, tired bathrooms are never going to add any value or appeal to your house so research what you could do to your bathroom to update it. You could replace the bathroom suite with a new toilet, bath, and sink; however, this can be costly if not bought in the sales. So another cheaper option is to repaint it, or perhaps cover all, or part of it with wallpaper (that is water resistant and can withstand heat). Also retiling it can add an instant lift to the bathroom but can be quite costly and not time effective if you do it yourself.
Flooring is often overlooked when people consider adding value to their home, but it really should be one of the first things that is thought about. This is because it is literally the foundation of your house and the one thing that sets off every room.
There are types of flooring that are more likely to increase your home such as wooden and laminate typical to those found at Kens Yard as it’s the quality of these products that will enhance what you have in the rest of the house.
Don’t Forget the Garden
Make sure you don’t spend time and money updating the interiors to only then forget about the garden. The garden is the first thing people see, so make sure you don’t have a messy garden surrounded by old, battered fences.
Adding decking or patio slabs can transform a garden, plus make sure the fence panels are neat and the paint on the front of the house doesn’t look shabby and unkempt.
Renovating a house for your own personal satisfaction can be great fun as you can choose what you want for the house without having to worry about reselling. But if you do want to add value to sell the house, make sure you consider the points listed above for a quick increase in your homes worth.
I hope you have enjoyed this Guide to Adding Value to Your Property