4th May 2018
Which home improvements add the most value to your property?
With more people choosing to improve rather than move in the current economic climate, you’ll want to make sure that the changes you make to your home now are worth the expense in the long run. We run down some of the best home improvements you can make for improving the overall value of your property.
Add a conservatory
A 10% increase in floor space equates to a 5% increase in house price on average, according to Nationwide. The addition of a conservatory essentially adds a whole new living space onto your existing property, which makes it valuable.
However, it is important that you ensure that your conservatory complements your existing building’s style instead of looking carelessly tacked on. Potential buyers could be put off by a conservatory that they consider more an eyesore than a beneficial space. We have a broad range of bespoke conservatories available in a range of styles, from modern to Edwardian, so that you can find the right conservatory to suit your home and maximise potential value.
Replace old windows
Energy efficiency has climbed to the top of many potential buyers lists as they seek to cut down on energy bills and become more environmentally friendly. If you still only have single glazing in your property, then your property can instantly become less appealing for many people who expect double glazing at a minimum.
Not only is double glazing great for keeping heat in, it’s also great at keeping noise out. Particularly if you live near a busy main road, station or airport, making your home as soundproof as possible will also encourage potential buyers and improve the value of your home.
Replace your front door
First impressions count, and you’ll want anyone’s first impression of your home to be a positive one. If your front door is looking dirty, damaged or tired, then it’s time to consider a replacement. Composite doors are a slightly more expensive option, but provide excellent security, insulation and sound-proofing qualities which are certain to appeal to potential customers. Why not make your home stand out with a popular colour other than white, like Chartwell Green.
Are you thinking of staying put and improving your home with a new conservatory, orangery, windows, or doors? We are your number one choice for home improvements in Dorset. Contact us today on 01202 536422.