The property bubble of the 1990s and early 2000s may have abruptly burst, meaning that homes throughout the UK may not be worth as much as they once were (or at least aren’t rising quite as rapidly), but that doesn’t mean that home-owners can’t try and increase the value of their property by doing some home improvements.
In fact, in the pretty and ‘quintessentially’ English town of Leamington and its surroundings, many home-owners seem to be constantly making improvements to their homes and gardens, which surprisingly don’t always cost ‘the earth’! Having quality double glazing windows installed by a trusted company such as Safestyle UK is an example of something that could increase the long-term value of a property, as well as offering money-saving benefits.
Here are several simple tips to increase the value of your house:
With the increasing costs of energy and bills, homes that are equipped with energy-efficient features and appliances are a lot more attractive to potential buyers than less energy-efficient homes.
Transforming your home into a more efficient and therefore ‘greener’ one, includes a range of changes, such as installing a wood burning stove so that you rely on wood for heating as opposed to radiators or electric fires, or having a more energy-efficient dishwasher installed.
Replacing old windows and doors with double glazed ones will result in your house being more energy-efficient, thus adding value to your home and making it more ‘sellable’. Whilst having new double glazed windows and doors fitted sounds pricey, a proportion of the cost at least will be ‘eaten up’ by the money you immediately start saving on reduced energy bills.
If you are thinking about improving your home and adding value to it by having double glazed windows and doors fitted, it is recommended that you use a company that is well-established and has a good reputation. Safestyle UK, for example, is one of Britain’s leading double glazing manufacturers. This nationwide company remains popular throughout the UK, including in the Leamington area. Judging by all the houses that have safe, secure, energy-efficient and stylish double glazing installed, it is safe to assume that this particular corner of the UK loves double glazing!
A garden is one of the first things a potential buyer notices about a house and it is, therefore, thoroughly important that in order to improve the value of your home, your garden looks at its best!
Here in Leamington and its surrounding towns and villages there is a huge emphasis on gardening, with many gardening events taking place, particularly in the summer.
So, there’s no time like the present to put your gardening gloves on and get outside, as making simple changes to your garden, such as planting a colourful array of flowers, placing hanging baskets around the doors, windows and on fences, or even just mowing the lawn and cutting the hedge, can go a long way towards improving the value of your home.
Alternatively, if you are serious about putting money on your biggest asset, landscaping your garden and adding features such as paths, ponds and flowerbeds can significantly increase the value of your home.