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Easy ways to

add value to your property

Whether you are carrying out a home renovation project, remodelling or simply giving your home a bit of a makeover, our top tips will have you covered for boosting the value of your home

Extensions Even if you are not thinking of selling your house right now, it’s good to know how to add value to your property. Certain projects are guaranteed to not only boost its kerb appeal but also its value.

Converting a Garage If your property benefits from the use of a garage and you are not using it to store the car, you could consider converting it into a living space. Your first step should be to check if the conversion requires planning permission. You could even consider converting the garage into a studio, gym or games room to give your property a unique feature.

When designed as an additional room, a summer house can also add value to your property

Whether it is by means of a conservatory, or a formal extension, extending the living space can add a significant boost to your home’s value. A conservatory will bring you closer to the outside and would typically cost less than a formal extension. Usually, they don’t require planning permission; however, your main dilemma would be choosing which glass to opt for as you will want your conservatory to be as efficient as possible. There are a range of different styles of conservatories too, from traditional to modern, so it’s best to find one which suits your house and lifestyle. If you already have a conservatory, add a tiled roof to improve insulation and increase your home’s value. Extra kitchen and utility space can also add valuable space to your property and considerably improve the layout too. Kitchens can sell a home, so offering more units and worktop space may mean you can aim for a higher asking price.

Kerb & Garden Appeal Garden space can be limited, so if you’ve got it, make sure you’re making the most of it! A deck or patio can transform a garden into an entertaining space, and when designed as an additional room, a summer house can also add value to your property. First impressions are essential, with most buyers deciding if they like a property before they even get out of the car; it can be hard to shake off negative first impressions created by a poor or unattractive exterior. So if you’re selling, give your home some kerb appeal with a lick of paint, a new door and repointing brickwork. Tidy up the garden by mowing the lawn and sweeping up leaves.

Solve Structural Problems Structural issues such as subsidence can, in some cases, be likely to be amongst the most expensive work required in a renovation project but, in terms of adding value, they

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Peter Joy - August 2019  

Peter Joy - August 2019