If you want your house to sell quickly on the current housing market, it is important that you are able to find ways to boost your home’s value in the new year. However, there can be a lot of conflicting advice when it comes to finding the best way to boost your home’s value. It is important to know, though, that this can leave you with a loss if you are unable to choose the options which can most benefit the cost of your home on the market.
This guide will show you some of the most valuable home improvements that you can make.
· Get a New Boiler
Adding a new boiler to your home could add an extra 1.9% onto the value of your home in the UK, especially since they usually have a 10-year warranty. This is because viewers looking to buy your home will know that a new boiler is more energy efficient, and that new boilers can lessen the cost of the energy within their home when it comes to paying bills. Additionally, new boilers tend to have modern features such as smart thermostats and interactive screens, which can improve their ease of use.
· Invest in a Loft Conversion
Next, if you have an empty loft space that you do not use on a regular basis, you should consider an investment into a loft conversion, which can help to transform your under-utilised space into a family-friendly area, or guest bedroom. Your loft can be converted if it has an appropriately angled roof and if its height is tall enough to accommodate your family. However, it is difficult to build a loft conversion yourself, and so you should consider hiring specialist companies to use their expert knowledge on the design and building process in your stead.
· Choose Double Glazing
Replacing single glazed windows with double glazing is one of the best options to increase your house value by 10%. For prospective buyers of your home, double glazing will be appealing as it is energy efficient, meaning that heat is trapped within your home. This can allow that your energy bills to be decreased due to the reduction in energy needed to make your home warmer. Double glazing also performs better when looking at aspects such as draughts and condensation.
· Build an Extension
If you believe that your house is cramped or that you would like extra space within your home, building an extension is the best way to both get more space within your house and add value to your property. There are many different types of extension to choose from, with options such as single story extensions and double extensions allowing you to create the extra rooms that you need, whether that is an upstairs bedroom or a family living space.
· Add a Room
If you have the space, why not add an extra bedroom or bathroom to your home? Both of these options can be incredibly convenient and even increase the amount of people living in the home. For a home improvement that may not even need you to build an extension, extra bedrooms can lead to an impressive 50% increase on the original value of your house.