If you want to know how to add value to your home, make sure you check all the boxes so you can increase value without breaking the bank. Building an extension, replacing old windows, upgrading your heating system, and investing in energy efficiency are just a few of the smart ways to enhance value and boost the appearance of your property.
Certain improvements are simple and quick to complete, adding instant appeal, while others are more involved and provide curb appeal to help add value to your home this summer. If you’re thinking of doing precisely that and increasing the value of your home, consider the following:
Add a new heating system
If you’re looking for a way to add value to your home this summer, look no further than your current central heating system. Many older homes lack central heating or have outdated systems that need to be replaced. Adding or modernizing a central heating system will always add more value to a home than it costs, and it should be done in tandem with enhancing the building’s overall energy efficiency. If your boiler has enough capacity, you could add new radiators and heated towel rails to the existing system, as well as underfloor heating.
Add bi-fold doors
With some new bi-fold doors, you can create an instant wow factor and a lot of light. Bi-fold doors are a great way to let in more natural light while also connecting your interior space to the outdoors. Bi-fold doors provide other advantages as well, such as increasing the perception of space and essentially creating a new ‘outdoor room’ during the warmer months.
Invest in solar panels
Everyone is looking for ways to reduce their energy costs. For many people, energy efficiency is a top priority because it is required for properties listed for sale to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). You’ll get a better EPC score and your property will be more appealing to home buyers if you install solar panels. Not only that, but they’ll get the benefits right away without having to pay for or install them.
Replace old windows
Many homebuyers now regard double-glazing to be a must-have and adding it will only add value to your home. Of course, if you’re restoring a historic home, you’ll need to be mindful of the house’s style, otherwise, you risk depreciating its worth. Unless the building is listed or located in a conservation area, old windows should be replaced like-for-like. However, they will need to be double-glazed to comply with modern Building Regulations.
Add more space
Adding a conservatory to your home will not only provide you with more space but will also enhance the value of your home. Choosing the perfect style, fit, and shape for your conservatory can turn it into a valuable asset when it comes time to sell your home.
First impressions matter
A stylish new front door can significantly improve your home’s curb appeal. Aside from increasing the look of your home, installing a new front door can have numerous benefits and be a good investment. Choosing the right front door is important though, so be sure to do as much research as possible. Supercraft Windows has an excellent selection of composite doors that are energy-efficient, provide security, and offer many designs to match your home and add value.