Maximising The Value Of Your Home

Anyone who is selling a property wants to get as good a deal as possible and whilst a lot of us will be relying on the state of the property market and if our estate agent can squeeze out a better deal than hoped for, there are plenty of things you can be doing to maximise your property’s value. On the other side, if you have just moved into a new house then the chances are you will want to put your own personal mark on it and get the most out of the money you have invested in it.

It is always a good idea to look to the future so and maximising your homes value whether you are looking to sell or stay in it for some time is a very important thing to do in the long term. Here are some of our tips to help you get the most from your investment.

Add An Extra Bathroom
Nothing puts a dampener on a prospective buyer’s mood than a home only having one bathroom. If you have the space or an unused room downstairs then it is a great idea to create a downstairs bathroom. This is not only a benefit when trying to sell a property but it is also going to serve you well whilst you are living there!

A downstairs bathroom doesn’t have to be huge; there are plenty of smaller sink designs that can be quirky and cool rather that claustrophobic. Look to get the most out of the space available but don’t over clutter the room.

Loft Conversions
More and more people are utilising every inch of their homes and there is no better way to do this than to add a loft conversion. This is commonly seen as one of the most effective ways to add value to a home and whether you choose to make it a bedroom, bathroom or social area, a loft conversion can add up to 20% to a property’s value! That’s a pretty impressive figure that will likely have you drawing up plans for a bit of renovating.

As a loft conversion opens up the potential for another bedroom it is only natural that this will increase the potential price you will get from selling it. There are also plenty of loft design ideas and inspiration available, so ensure that you make it a light and inviting place to make the most of the area.

Conservatories
Another idea that requires a bit of planning, but building a conservatory is a great way to add extra space and also an enjoyable and relaxing environment. It is a room that is perfect for summer and is also a sought after feature from prospective buyers.

Utility Room
If investing in a conservatory isn’t your thing then you might want to consider a utility room in its place. These rooms are ideal for keeping all those unattractive and bulky appliances that can often create a lot of noise (washing machines and tumble dryers) and they also open up a lot of space in your kitchen.