To get the most from your property and move your way up the property ladder, here are some ideas for adding value to your home:
- Fix Structural Problems
Firstly, before attempting any cosmetic measures, ensure all structural issues are dealt with. Things that need attention include:
- Any sagging or leaks in the roof
- cracks in the walls
- any rotting in your roof timber
- broken or missing roof tiles
- sinking floor slabs
- Updating Wiring and Plumbing
This is disruptive, there’s no doubt about that and will involve lifting of floors and removing plaster etc so it’s really important to carry out this work before starting any cosmetic measures. If your home hasn’t been rewired for many years, you’ll add significant value by adding extra sockets, installing an extractor fan in the bathroom and updating any old lighting with something more contemporary.
- Convert the loft
If you want to add value and space to your property, then a loft conversion is cheaper than building an extension. You will add significant value if you use the space to include an additional bedroom and bathroom. A few initial checks will need to be made before you can go ahead. There will need to be lots of headroom and your roof needs to consist of trusses or cut roof timbers. For advice from a Monmouth Architect, go to Hills & Company, a leading Monmouth Architect.
- Kitchen Makeover
Many properties are sold on the standard of their kitchen, such is the importance of the room. Contemporary, stylish and clean is what people are looking for, as well as ample space and storage. You could decide to make structural changes and relocate the room or change its shape.