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You always want to get the most out of your home. The higher its value, the more you are going to be able to sell it for in the future. You might not be looking to sell and move right now, but planning for the future is always a good idea. With that in mind, here are three ways that you can increase the value of your home.
Convert Your Loft or Cellar
Through doing either a loft or cellar (or both) conversion, you will be able to dramatically increase the value of your home. This is because you are going to increase the amount of living space available in your house. This means that your house will have more rooms and it might turn from a two or three bed house into some much larger. This is enticing the home buyers and will help to set your house apart on the market. Both of these are going to require an investment in order to convert them. Your loft conversion is going to be the cheapest and easiest of the two, so it will probably the one that you want to do first. If you can’t do a loft conversion (some buildings can’t accommodate one), then you should look to doing the cellar conversion. While this will be more costly and time-consuming, it is well worth it and can add some extra depth to the property.
Get An Extension
Building an extension is another excellent way to increase the value of your home. An extension again adds living space to your home, and it can act as a whole extra room or increase the size of one of your existing rooms. There are plenty of different types of extension that you can consider with ones like the visual orangery conservatory which looks like your standard conservatory extension. However, you can also get full house extensions that look more like they are meant to be a part of the property. These can match the brick or building material of the house to give a seamless look. These are more expensive that other kinds of extension, but the result will be a larger increase in property value. However, you can still get great value out of a conservatory extension. This makes them great if you don’t want to spend a lot of money, want to increase the value of your home and have some extra living space. They are also fairly quick to build which is another bonus.
Improve Your Garden
You should never underestimate the value of having a well-tended and interesting garden. People will overlook other imperfections if the garden to your house is top notch. Through having a decent garden, you can increase the value of your home by a surprising amount. If you don’t have time to tend to the garden or aren’t interested in doing so, then you should invest in a gardener who will look after it a few times per week. You want to make sure that you have a decent lawn, some plants in the border and then sort of garden furniture. If you start with these as the ‘essentials’ of the garden, then you can start to add your own touches later.
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Those are all good ideas, Happy. My hubby and I started flipping houses back in the 1970s–long before anyone knew what that even was. We did really well with it over the years. Also- you want the least expensive house in an expensive area rather than than the most expensive house in a less desirable area. Have a great day- xo Diana