Adding value to your property can be simple. However, too many people try to do it via the old clichés: new kitchen, building an extension, new bathroom. Although these are useful for boosting the value of your home; they’re also incredibly expensive. There’s also a chance that, if you’ve looked after your property well, they’ll be completely unnecessary. Here are our favourite alternate ways of adding value to your home.

New Roofing

A new roof can be a major selling point for any home, so sometimes it can be worth fixing the roof while the sun’s still shining. Remember that any problems with the roof will be found on the survey anyway, so it’s well worth getting them fixed beforehand, so it doesn’t look like you’re covering anything.

By going to a specialist such as Burton Roofing, you’ll also be able to get a roof that matches the overall look of the house perfectly. So, not only will the buyer get peace of mind from the fact that the roof is new, but it will also improve the overall aesthetic of the home, making it more appealing.

Repair Period Features

The value added to your home by the restoration of period features isn’t an exact science, but it’s certainly worthwhile doing. Some experts believe that, depending on the exact feature and the age of the home, it could boost value by anywhere from 8% to 30%. If a buyer’s looking for an older home, it’s likely that period features are high on their list of priorities, so you should really make them sing.

Sadly, high quality reclaimed items are not cheap. There are no shortcuts, either. You’ll have to use traditional materials and construction methods. Otherwise, potential buyers will know that they’re not original period features. As a result, call in the professionals. They’ll be able to guide you on how much it will cost, and they may even be able to tell you about the amount of value it could add.

Go Green

With energy bills continuing to rise year on year, people are becoming more and more interested in how they can save money on their energy bills.

Now, when you buy a home, it’s a pre-requisite that you see the energy performance certificate, which can provide you with information on average energy bills. By installing solar panels, getting your insulation updated, adding low flush toilets and eco lightbulbs, you’ll improve your energy performance rating, lowering the average monthly utility bill and make it much more appealing for the average buyer.

Some experts predict that making these simple and relatively low cost changes can add around 6%-8% to the value of the home. With new insulation costing as little as £100, small expenditure can lead to big returns.

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Daniel Peacock

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