Five ways to increase the value of your home

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The constant variation in the value of property can make it difficult to decide when the right time to move house is.

As your kids grow older, your house seems to shrink in size, and what was once a spacious three bedroom semi two years ago, now seems like a cramped cottage.

But what if we told you that you could make enough room to stay in your beloved house, and at the same time, increase the value of your home?

It sounds tempting, doesn’t it?

Here are five simple ways you could increase the value of your home today;

1. The Sky’s the Limit

Whilst most house conversions require you to build out into your garden, converting your loft is the perfect way to upsize your house without losing your beloved garden space. What’s more, it’s far cheaper to extend your house than it is to up-sticks and move.

Turn your loft in to a master bedroom and add some serious value to your house, not to mention more privacy, away from the kids. Keep the interior décor cool and stylish with monochromes, and create a haven of calm and serenity.

2. Small changes can mean Big Money

If you want to increase the value of your house, it makes little sense to spend a fortune on a total re-vamp. Making a few small changes here and there can make a world of difference to the property’s overall value.

Make a lasting first impression with a neat and tidy house exterior. Clean your windows, clear the driveway, and unblock your gutters. If necessary, give the front door a lick of paint too. Myhometalking.com knows just how impressive a house exterior can be.

 

3. Pave over an Unruly Garden

Phil Spencer, presenter of popular Channel 4 show Location Location Location is the authority when it comes to improving the value of property. He recommends paving over your garden to create parking space, invaluable in areas where parking is scarce.

According to Nationwide, installing space for off-street parking can add as much as 8% to the value of your home. Check out the work of block-paving specialist apave.

4. Mirror Mirror on the Wall

small or narrow rooms can be transformed by hanging a mirror on either side of the wall. Your room won’t look narrow and cramped any longer, and any prospective buyer will comment on how spacious it feels.

Ceiling to floor mirrors are the way forward. The reflection makes your space feel more open and distracts attention away from the size.

 

5. Showcase your Kitchen

If you only have enough money to invest in one room, make it the kitchen. This has now become the one area of the home to showcase. It’s no longer used just for cooking; nowadays we do homework there, watch television, and entertain guests. According to the Telegraph, “a new kitchen will add 4.6 per cent onto the value [of your home]”.

Housetohome.co.uk features kitchen designs like this casual island kitchen. The worktop overhangs at one end to provide a breakfast bar whilst free space below has been turned into a display shelf. Get the whole family together in one room with a modern kitchen.

At Econoloft, we know that your house is your own personal space, so we tailor our designs to match your specifications. Take a look at some of our previous projects if you want some inspiration.

Contact us today for help with adding value to your home.

To book your FREE estimate, call us on FREEPHONE 0800269765 or fill in a call back form and we will contact you at a time when it’s most convenient.

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