Whether you’ve recently purchased a house or you’ve decided to update after a number of years, improving certain aspects of the home can add a tremendous amount of value to your property. There are however, some common house renovations that will cost a lot, but won’t bring the value. This article will look at the most common improvements that add value and some that don’t.
Let’s start with the bad news – the most common renovations that don’t add value. It’s not to say that you shouldn’t do these, just keep in mind that if you’re renovating to sell – these aren’t the best options to choose from. To begin the list we have landscaping. Some individuals love their gardens, but just as music is a personal preference – so is landscaping. If you’re renovating to sell and the potential owners don’t like what you’ve done, they’re going to rip it out and start fresh.
Second on the list is carpets. Whether for practical or decorative purposes, carpets can be expensive to install and may need ongoing cleaning due to day to day dust and dirt and those accidental spills. Like landscaping, they are also a matter of personal taste, so probably not a good investment if you’re planning to sell.
The good news – there are a range of simple and effective improvements that will add value to your home. Firstly, there is sash window restoration. If you’re living in a home with traditional sash windows you may have noticed they have become a little loud, lost their ease of use or are letting in a cold draught. The easy fix – replace or repair them. New units will fit perfectly, can include double glazing to reduce heat loss and improve the overall look of your home.
Secondly, add some bi-folding doors to add value. Whether used internally or externally, adding bi-folding doors allows a standard wall to be turned into a versatile door or room divider. Furthermore, adding bi-folding doors opens up your floor plan and adds light – especially useful for smaller homes.
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