If you’re looking at renovating your home to improve your home’s value, you may have heard a buzzword flying around which is “curb appeal”. This is the arbitrary value that your home gives off when potential buyers take their first look at your home. Whether you’re looking to move into a larger home or increase your properties value, improving the curb appeal is a must.
There are a wide range of options when it comes to renovating your home in a way that will directly improve the value. Some may opt for a kitchen, a conservatory or an extension, but this won’t be to everyone’s taste. Smaller improvements like new doors or windows can have a dramatic effect on the overall look of the property, so it’s best to start off with things that take less money and time but will still result in a profit.
Top tips to improve your home’s value:
Paint & Decorate:
Renewing the look of the interior by either painting or wallpapering the walls is one the most effective ways of adding value to your home. We would advise more neutral tones to appease a wider audience as opting for a bright colour may put potential buyers off.
Improving your home’s energy efficiency:
If you live in an older home (Pre 80s), you may want to consider investing in the properties energy efficiency. There is also the potential for being eligible for a government grant as making things like your boiler and central heating have been incentivised. Most people will opt to boost energy efficiency by installing double or triple glazing, adding cavity wall insulation or ensuring the loft is well insulated.
Renovating your outdoor spaces:
If you’re lucky enough to have a front and rear garden space, these can be great spaces to improve to add value to your home. Investing in some landscaping can turn your garden into a buyer’s dream, making it a real selling point when it comes down to people viewing the property.
Consider adding a bathroom:
Adding an extra bathroom in an old storage space or walk in wardrobe and creating an en suite can result in a good return on your money. Most first time buyers will look at the number of bathrooms as it’s nice to have en-suites, making it a great selling point if you were to add one.
Repair any outside cracks in render
Painting render and attending to any repointing will put potential buyers minds at ease – first impressions count. Even small details like an uneven path shouldn’t be overlooked.
Move up into the loft
A popular project that has the potential to make you a bundle of cash when you sell, but its a big one. Every project is different, and extra structural work like adding dormer windows or raising the height of the roof will eat into any profit.
Converting your garage:
If your home has a garage that’s currently be unused, it could be a great opportunity for a garage extension. Most homes with exterior parking or driveways can forgo a garage as the space converted into a living space that the people can use is much more valuable. This has been a popular choice for a lot of home renovators as it can create a unique space that sets your property apart from the rest.
We hope this guide has been helpful for you to improve the curb appeal of your home. We’ve been offering services throughout Wales, selling Windows in Pontypridd, Caerphilly, and the South Wales area.