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Investments to Make in Your Home

December 20, 2018 5 comments

Investments to Make in Your Home

There are lots of ways to invest in your property. Whether you intend to sell up and move on or you want to enhance the home you’re in by updating the space, there are plenty of enhancements and improvements that can be made to increase its value.

From small changes that can make a big difference to large-scale additions, there is a lot you can do, depending on your budget. Here are some ideas to help you to potentially make a real difference to your property’s value and appeal to potential buyers.

Small Updates

Sometimes the tiniest of changes are all that’s needed to make a property more appealing. One of the best starting points is to have a clear out.

Take on one room at a time and gradually you’ll find that decluttering your home has a positive effect on the property. Be honest about the things you no longer need and let go of the clothes you won’t wear again and the crockery that’s not been used in years. Give things to charity and upcycle wherever possible.

Once your home is cleared of the unnecessary extras, you can then rethink the colour schemes in each room. A fresh lick of paint is the perfect way to instantly update a room. And you can invest in accessories such as cushions and curtains to bring your new palette together.

Another easy change is to the outdoor space. Whether you have a front garden or just a simple path, add some flower pits, hang a brightly coloured hanging basket filled with florals and get inventive with the space you have.

Larger Changes

If you want to make some big changes, there are some exciting things you can do. These can be anything from investing in solar panels in order to conserve energy in the long run to large structural changes.

For example, if you have always wanted to bring some more daylight into the spare room. Or brighten up the hallway, it could be worth adding a new window. Or swapping existing windows for French doors and a Juliet balcony. While remodeling the home in this way can take a little more time. It can ultimately make your home more appealing to potential buyers and a lighter space for you to live in.

Similarly, if you’ve always wanted to change the bathroom or renovate the kitchen, now is a great opportunity to create your dream country kitchen or exchange the current shower set up with a wet room.

Also, if you have the planning permission, adding an extension could be a great way to add space and value. An extra room can often be a perfect solution to an awkward layout or simply an extra space for your family to use.

Whatever you want to do in your home. These investments should go a long way to helping you make it more appealing. To both potential buyers and your whole family.

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5 Comments

  1. Clutter is the enemy. Unfortunately it’s also an affliction that’s hard to break free from – a family curse my father has. I might just have to mention this to my elderly parents who want to down size their home.

  2. Lots of improvements I could do especially as I bought before it was built, when I moved in I realised that the main room faced West aka no light during the day, so a big window would be a great start!

  3. Some great ideas but I have two comments. The first is that care is needed to choose improvements that actually add value to your home or are essential to you as a family. Sometimes there is a ceiling to the prices folk are willing to pay in a locality, and investing beyond that point will inevitably mean you will loose out should you need to move. The second comment is that technology is moving very quickly at the moment, so solar panels installed today are likely to look like antiques in 3 or 4 years time. I suspect that the biggest change to our homes over the next ten years will be making them much smarter but again today’s offerings such as Philips Hue or Hive etc. will soon look out of date.

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